The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has given the green light for Industry Week ’21 in Orlando (FL) to take place.
The dealer group’s board has been evaluating all of the variables in play to be able to host Industry Week ’21. Last week, it voted unanimously to move forward with the event, taking place at the Orlando World Center Marriott from 7-12 November.
The decision comes as the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the number of new COVID-19 infections trending downwards, in the US as a whole and in Florida.
ISG also pointed to the numerous public health experts and studies that have shown in-person events such as trade shows – which are held in a controlled environment and require pre-registration – are not a major driver of COVID case counts, nor can they be classified as ‘superspreader’ events.
With both ISG and the venue taking the health and safety of delegates very seriously, appropriate safety measures will be implemented that follow CDC and state guidelines. For more on the Marriott’s Commitment to Clean initiative and its enhanced cleaning protocols, click here.
It is strongly recommended that Industry Week ’21 attendees be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test result 72 hours prior to their arrival in Orlando. While Florida does not currently require masking, ISG will be providing masks, hand sanitiser and wipes at the registration desk. It will also be handing out coloured stickers to indicate each person’s comfort level for social distancing.
For more details on Industry Week ’21 and how to register, click here.
Don’t forget that the North American Office Products Awards will be presented during Industry Week ’21. While the shortlist has already been finalised, you can still vote for your favourite product in the People’s Choice category.
Orlando (FL), USA