COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our world, and the way we do business. Our attendees’ health and well-being are our #1 priority and we will do everything in our power to keep you safe.
Rest assured that we are continuously monitoring what the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and US Department of State have recommended and are following their advice closely. We are also working in lock step with the host venue, the Orange County Convention Center, to ensure your experience onsite is an optimal one.
Data Center World will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ organiser, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.
When you join our event in person, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.
All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, all Informa events will follow the ten Informa AllSecure priority commitments.
Cleaning & Hygiene
1. Enhanced cleaning
Data Center World will undertake enhanced, deep cleaning before, during and after our conference, working with the Orange County Convention Center and our venue partners 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.
2. Personal hygiene
Data Center World will provide ample hand washing facilities and hand sanitizing stations throughout the event space, encouraging all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.
3. Non-contact registration
Data Center World will employ a system that facilitates non-contact registration for participants, including the availability of online registration.
4. Physical contact
Data Center World will promote alternative ways to greet business partners.
5. Physical distancing
Data Center World will maintain a density of participants in line with local authority regulations and venue or other relevant guidance. This will be managed through control measures such as pre-show communications to participants, a one-way traffic system around show floors, staggered entry times, on-site signage and floor markings and on-site social distance ambassadors.
6. Food and beverage stations
The Data Center World team will work closely with venue partners to employ the highest standard of food safety, minimizing self-service buffets in favor of pre-packaged food options. If any queuing is anticipated, social distancing will be maintained through the use of floor markings and relevant signage.
Protect & Detect
7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Participants at Data Center World will be asked to wear a face mask on entry. Further items of PPE, such as gloves and eye screens, will be used by participants and staff if appropriate, in line with local government and health authority advice.
8. First aid
Data Center World will have access to a qualified first aider. Participants will be asked not to attend if they are feeling unwell, and teams will follow local health authority guidance on detecting and managing anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19.
Data Center World will follow relevant health authority guidance on screening participants.
10. Trace and contact
Should it be necessary, Data Center World will work with local authorities to trace and contact participants at our events, subject to local privacy regulations.
Safety Practices at Orange County Convention Center
Data Center World takes place at The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida. The venue is GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) accredited; the GBAC works with the venue on preparedness, education and training around biorisk prevention and containment. For more information on The Orange Country Convention Center's safety measures, please visit https://www.occc.net/Coronavirus.
- Face masks required on property, including outdoors, unless eating/drinking or swimming.
- Meeting rooms set at 50% of Fire Marshall capacity.
- All OCCC employees and OCCC Service Partner employees undergo temperature checks as they arrive on property.
- Venue is GBAC certified and will be following enhanced cleaning measures in common areas and meeting space.
- 6’ physical distancing encouraged in common areas.
- Portable hand washing sinks and touchless hand sanitizer dispensers, both permanent and portable, have been placed throughout the public concourses of the OCCC.