IFPA is excited to welcome you to our first in-person Global Produce & Floral Show, October 27-29, 2022 in Orlando, FL. Creating a healthy and COVID-appropriate environment for all guests, staff and vendors attending our event is of utmost importance to us.
While masks and social distancing are not currently required by Orange County or the State of Florida, we encourage all attendees to do what is best for your personal well-being. Attendees are welcome to wear face masks, and we will have sponsored hand sanitation stations throughout the convention center.
To ensure the safety and well-being of all attendees, we ask that you conduct a self-health check daily during the event.
Orange County Convention Center
As a Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited venue, the OCCC has a disinfectant procedure in place for cleanings which adhere to the CDC and WHO guidance. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, the OCCC is one of the largest venues in the nation to receive the GBAC STAR™ accreditation. As a division of the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), GBAC STAR™ is an industry accreditation that provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations. Focused on ensuring a clean, safe and healthy environment, the program establishes requirements to assist venues by providing best practices, protocols and procedures to control risks associated with the COVID-19 virus.
The Center also has an increased number of hand sanitation sites available throughout the surrounding campus, providing alcohol-based hand sanitizer for all attendees and staff. Other precautionary measures include enhancing onsite communications and signage regarding CDC recommendations, increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms and commonly touched objects like hand railings, door handles and ongoing training for OCCC staff and partners for best practices on providing a safe and healthy environment.