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GBAC Accreditation Helps Trade Shows Reopen Safely

GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) recently revealed the GBAC STAR accreditation program to reduce public facilities’ risks associated with infectious viruses. As a Division of ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association), GBAC’s network of experts and certified partners have years of experience in biosafety support.

The GBAC STAR program encourages facilities to create and maintain an effective cleaning and disinfection program integrated within their organization. Upon completing an online application including proper documentation and evidence, GBAC’s accreditation council will identify compliance with the program’s elements. Such elements include implementing emergency response measures, providing personal protective equipment and staff training programs, and increasing sanitation efforts.  The GBAC STAR is awarded to those venues that have taken the necessary steps to mitigate communicable biohazards.

As trade shows are scheduled to resume this fall, many travel and convention centers have already committed to achieving GBAC STAR accreditation. In order to protect travelers, such leaders as the Georgia World Congress Center and American Airlines have implemented new GBAC safety measures. Moving forward, trade show attendees will be able to market their offerings in a safe environment that facilitates engagement while eliminating the risk of contamination.

If you are looking to reopen your business or return to a trade convention, MEC can assist you in implementing health and safety standards. In addition to full-service exhibit offerings, MEC also manufactures transmission barriers and safety signage.

For more information, please contact MEC at 800-459-8818 or

Creative Tips to Increase Booth Foot Traffic

When attendees and visitors take their first step onto the trade show floor, they are instantly hit with an enormous amount of visual and informational stimulation. Take the Chicago Auto Show for example, which is taking place this year from February 9th through the 18th. Car manufacturers from around the globe come together for the… Continue Reading

Trends and Designs of 2019 Series – Zine

Trends are monitored by MEC’s designers regularly by reviewing “Shutterstock,” and here is what the New York based company predicts will be hot in 2019. “Zine” is one of the many styles artists and designers should keep in mind when creating their next piece. “Zine” combines multiple layers in technicolor with cutout textures to give… Continue Reading

Making & Saving History

  Where do you stay when you visit McCormick Place for a tradeshow? Do you stay at the Marriott Marquis? Have you ever heard of The American Book Company? In 1912, the five-story brick factory was built to hold the offices, distribution center and the warehouse to the established New York company, The American Book… Continue Reading

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