International Roofing Expo Adds a Virtual Conference and Expo in 2021

Guided by Informa AllSecure, a detailed set of measures developed collaboratively with industry associations, event organizers, and venues, The International Roofing Expo aims to deliver the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its event, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.

Our Committments as Part of Informa AllSecure

The IRE will adapt, at a minimum, the following standards from Informa AllSecure and will add additional procedures if necessary:  

  • Enhanced cleaning: Public, high-traffic areas of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will undertake enhanced, deep cleaning before, during and after the IRE. We’re working with the venue to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes continuous sanitization throughout the course of an event, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms and food and beverage areas.
  • Non-contact registration: We’ll have a system that facilitates non-contact registration and badge pick-up for participants.
  • Limited physical contact: We are requesting that participants avoid physical contact, such as handshakes and embraces, promoting alternative ways to greet business partners. The exchange of printed materials, such as business cards and sales brochures, is discouraged, with digital alternatives recommended. In fact, exhibitors can use their Upgraded Media Package to upload videos, PDFs and more to their exhibitor listing on the IRE website.
  • First aid: All event participants will have access to a qualified EMT and a separate quarantine area. Participants will be asked not to attend if they are feeling unwell, and the show team will follow local health authority guidance on detecting and managing anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Adapted conference rooms & sessions: We’re revising seating arrangements and set-up in conference and meeting rooms, to enable greater space between seats. We’re also working on solutions to avoid the sharing of equipment, like computers and microphones.

Mandalay Bay Convention Center Health and Safety

The Mandalay Bay Convention Center, owned by MGM Resorts, has the safety at the center of their operations. MGM Resorts team has been working with medical experts to develop a plan to welcome back guests. Their “Seven-Point Safety Plan,” puts your health and safety at the center of all they do. It is a comprehensive, multi-layered approach with guidance from public health experts.