Huntington Convention Center Commits to Earning GBAC STAR Accreditation
  • July 13, 2020

    CLEVELAND, OH — The 2020 Prime Site Award-winning Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, managed by ASM Global, has announced its commitment to achieving Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the Huntington Convention Center will implement the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facilities.

    As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. To achieve the accreditation, the Huntington Convention Center will demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.

    Ron King

    “The health, safety and security of our guests, partners, tenants and employees remain our highest priority, and the adoption of the GBAC STAR prevention, response and recovery protocol is yet another important step in safely reopening our facility following local, state and federal guidelines,” said Huntington Convention Center General Manager Ron King. “We are currently finalizing sustainable cleaning, training and safety best-practice measures, including the implementation of the ASM Global VenueShield comprehensive building safety program.”

    Learn about Cleveland’s renaissance as a meetings destination in the 2019-2020 F&D Winter issue cover story.