As Las Vegas takes important steps toward the return of larger meetings and gatherings, a citywide health and safety campaign, Meet Smart, Vegas Smart, was recently launched to remind visitors to be smart and responsible while in the destination, as well as to provide a variety of resources to show organizers as well as attendees and exhibitors so they can get back to business with confidence.
The Meet Smart, Vegas Smart webpage includes specific health and safety protocols for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), which is also the World Trade Center Las Vegas, as well as information about the facility’s GBAC STAR accreditation, which was earned in late August. Awarded by ISSA: The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, the accreditation is considered the gold standard for safe facilities, and reflects the LVCC’s commitment to visitors, workers, and the local community to bring business back responsibly.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious accreditation, which demonstrates our commitment to health and safety as we work toward reopening our doors,” said Brian Yost, chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), which owns and operates the LVCC. “While this has been a challenging time, the meetings and conventions industry in Las Vegas is resilient. This is a significant first step toward ensuring the safety of our operations in this new environment.”
As of October 1, 2020, the limit on the number of people allowed to gather in one room in Nevada is 250 and up to 1,000 total attendees subdivided into neighboring rooms or 50 percent of the venue’s capacity, whichever is less. For larger venues, up to 10% capacity is allowed based on approved plans.
In an important next step toward bringing business back to Las Vegas, at the end of October, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said the state would increase meeting and convention gathering sizes to 50 percent of venue capacity on January 1, 2021. This development will allow groups to confidently move forward with booking and planning for events at the LVCC (WTC Las Vegas.)
Las Vegas takes great pride in being the world’s top travel destination, offering unparalleled meeting spaces, dining, shopping, spas and more. We can’t wait to welcome groups back to Las Vegas, because Vegas Means Business.