With the ongoing coverage surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and it’s potential effects, it is National Pavement Expo’s and Emerald’s top priority to keep our community safe and informed. The NPE team is monitoring the situation daily and following the guidelines set-forth by our federal and local government and health agencies, and are in close communication with local Nashville authorities. In addition, we are implementing control measure and best practices recommended by the CDC and local health officials around the show and on-site, as well as working with other Emerald show teams for best practices. Our focus is to keep attendees, exhibitors and the pavement maintenance industry updated regularly.
Music City Center
Music City Center has announced its commitment to achieve Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Music City Center will implement the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.
Awarded the Global BioRisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation. https://www.nashvillemcc.com/sites/default/files/media/media-kit/healthandsafetyguidelines.pdf
Is National Pavement Expo and Conference 2021 still on to stage as planned?
Yes, the show will stage as planned, January 20-22, 2021. We are working closely with all parties to put on a safe and successful event. Preparedness plans have been developed and regularly modified to address the ever-changing situation around COVID-19.
How does exhibitor participation currently look?
We are actively selling and prospecting space for the upcoming show. To date, there have been minimal cancellations.
What happens if I need to cancel my booth space?
We are adhering to the terms and conditions of the signed contract. If you have further questions, please contact Russ Turner.
What is the Music City Center doing to address Covid-19?
The Music City Center has received the GBAC STAR Accreditation. To learn more about what the Music City Center is doing to protect guests of events, click here.
Is there an approximate date where a decision would be made to cancel NPE?
As mentioned above, we are monitoring the situation daily. As with most things during this crisis, this is a fluid situation, and we will provide further updates as they become available.
What happens is NPE 2021 is cancelled?
In the event that National Pavement Expo and Conference is cancelled, there will be options made available to you. You can contact Russ Turner to discuss these options at that time.
How do you think COVID-19 will affect attendance?
Unfortunately, we cannot predict our attendance numbers. However, we will be very proactive in implementing various ways to support our attendees as it relates to the show. Some of the initiatives we are working on with our show partners are listed below:
- Potential Badge-Less Entry or self-printing badge stations
- Potential expansion of show hours to accommodate fewer crowds at different times of the day
- Attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, partners and staff will be required to wear face masks at all times as part of the Emerald Preparedness, Prevention & Response Plan
- One way in or out entrances/exits
- Additional hand washing stations
- Additional hand sanitizer dispensers
- Deeper, more frequent cleaning of high traffic and high touch areas
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