Safety Guidelines for GRAPHICS PRO EXPO

GPX Safe is a set of protocols to keep attendees and exhibitors confident that they are attending a safe, well-managed event

GPX Safe

The first in-person event is right around the corner with GRAPHICS PRO EXPO (GPX), formerly THE NBM SHOW, in Irving, Texas, May 13-15.

Five more events will follow in Indianapolis (featuring WRAPSCON, June 15-17), Meadowlands, New Jersey (co-located with the NSSA NORTHEAST SIGN EXPO, July 15-16), Long Beach, California (Aug. 12-14), Pittsburgh (Sept. 24-25), and Charlotte (Oct. 29-30).

GRAPHICS PRO EXPO’s event producers have created a set of protocols to keep attendees and exhibitors confident that they are attending a safe, well-managed event. These protocols are known as GPX Safe.

To ensure the safest show possible in each city, GPX is working in close concert with each convention center and local health authorities. Safety policies may be slightly different from city to city, depending on conditions at the time of the event, but all will be based on providing a safe and productive environment for attendees and exhibitors.

“We’ve all had to figure out how to do life during a pandemic. I am proud to say that GPX takes our events and safety seriously while we finally get to do life in person, which is so valuable now. It’s time to come together again, and GPX Safe allows our suppliers and attendees to continue safely doing business together,” says Lori Farstad, vice president of audience and events for National Business Media.

In addition to the basic safety policies, each convention center has taken additional safety and sanitation steps.

Both the Irving Convention Center and Meadowlands Exposition Center have implemented the VenueShield Hygiene Protocol, which includes the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), food safety measures, air quality control, reduced touchpoints, daily monitoring systems, and more.

The Indiana Convention Center has spent $7 million on safety upgrades, including a new filtration system.

Click the links below for the guidelines and measures being taken at each event:

GPX Safe Irving

GPX Safe Indianapolis

GPX Safe Meadowlands

Go to graphics-pro-expo for more information and updates.


Alexandria Bruce

Allee Bruce is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO and WRAPS magazines.

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