ICCA forms partnership with Global Biorisk Advisory Council to enhance commitment to safe events

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is partnering with the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) to bring essential business reopening resources to ICCA members.

As part of the agreement, ICCA will promote two GBAC programmes that help facilities and cleaning professionals better prepare for, respond to, and recover from biorisk situations: GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Programme and GBAC Fundamentals Online Course.

“We are pleased to be working with GBAC and their GBAC STAR Accreditation Programme that will encourage and allow our members to operate safely with shared best practices around hygiene. As organisations begin to open again, it is of utmost importance that they do so by showing their commitment to cleanliness during these times. We’re glad to introduce such best practices to our members so that business events can return in the near future,” ICCA CEO, Senthil Gopinath.

GBAC STAR accreditation demonstrates that a facility follows the proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices necessary in the age of COVID-19. Facilities are encouraged to track their cleaning programme’s progress and set goals for improvement in order to renew their accreditation annually. To date, numerous convention centers, hotels, and destinations have earned or committed to earn GBAC STAR accreditation.

ICCA members can visit the ICCA website to learn more about the programs and their benefits for each segment of the events industry. When applying for GBAC STAR or enrolling in the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course, ICCA members should use referral code ICCA20.

Tags: ICCA, GBAC, Events