As we prepare this year’s North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show these are the (3) Priorities we hold most important:
- Your Safety and that of all Participants
- Your Health and that of all Participants
- The ability to hold the event in a Commercially Successful way for you and all participants, while fully adhering to State and Local Guidelines – and ensuring #1 and #2
To accomplish this, we are doing the following:
- Studying other events as they reopen, using their experiences as Lessons Learned, as we develop our Plan to ensure the (3) Priorities.
- Working with the Georgia World Congress Center and the events they have successfully held and will hold prior to our use of the Facility.
- Surveying all potential participants to understand what makes Commercial Vehicle/Trucking Industry most comfortable gathering successfully.
- Surveying all potential participants to determine what percentage of respondents are comfortable attending in September.
As the climate continues to improve, we are not waiting! Our team is preparing for the NACV Show as if it will be held today, and we are building in the following protocols:
- Mask Wearing – we anticipate mask wearing will be necessary as we plan to hold the event today.
- Social Distancing – we are setting up all our meeting rooms with built in social distancing for seating.
- Capacity – as of today the Georgia World Congress Center does not have a capacity limit in gathering
- We are proud to say that Georgia World Congress Center is Global Bio risk Advisory Council (GBAC) certified. To learn more about the GBAC certification please click here.
- Onsite Testing - Some events have planned this earlier this year. The biggest challenge has been the ability to scale to the numbers involved in our event.
- Proof of Vaccine – Given that forecasts are that the majority, if not all, of those that want a vaccine should be able to receive it by July, one option has been to provide proof of vaccine. This will be a decision made in consultation with the Commercial Vehicle/Trucking Industry.
- Proof of Negative Test – Proof of a negative test within 72 hours of arrival is also an option being considered. This decision will be made in consultation with the Commercial Vehicle/Trucking Industry.
With vaccinations increasing and cases declining we are optimistic that what will need to be done in September may in fact be less restrictive than we are planning. Whether it is, or is not, we are prepared!
Please visit this site continually as our Protocols are updated – and please share. Our considerations are not proprietary. If we can help to ensure that all events are held safely, we can ensure that the Commercial Vehicle/Trucking Industry can get back to business safely in 2021!