What to Expect at 2022 IPF

The Business Network for Offshore Wind is firmly committed to the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors – your health and well-being is our number one priority.

The Network has put the following health and safety standards in place that strictly adheres to guidelines mandated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure a safe and successful 2022 IPF Together. Please take the time to review them before arrival.

A GBAC STAR™ Facility
Atlantic City Convention Center

The Atlantic City Convention Center is a Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star Facility. GBAC STAR™ is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation for facilities. This accreditation means that the Convention Center has cleaning, disinfecting, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease. All staff have been trained in outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.

Health & Safety Standards for 2022 IPF

What all attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors need to know:

  • All attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors must show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR tests only; we will not accept home tests) 48 hours prior to the event (electronic proof is acceptable). Accepted proof of vaccination includes a physical vaccination card, a picture of your vaccination card, or a digital vaccination card.
  • PCR tests are offered locally at the Philadelphia Airport or Chai Urgent Care in Atlantic City. COVID-19 PCR tests at Chai Urgent Care are $75. Their schedule:
    • Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    • Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 2:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Thursday: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    • CLOSED Friday & Saturday
  • Face masks are not required, but we ask that you wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. For those not interested in contact with others (shaking hands, etc.), we will have red stickers at registration to add to your badge. 
  • Name badges must be worn at all times. This includes offsite Network receptions.
  • In addition to Convention Center hand sanitizer stations, IPF will have individual sanitizers available for attendees.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and happy hour events will follow CDC guidelines for food and beverage service.
  • A COVID Compliance Officer will be at the event to ensure attendees are complying with health and safety standards.
  • All staff present at 2022 IPF from the Business Network for Offshore Wind are vaccinated.

Business Network events will adhere to CDC, state, and city mandates as well as follows any additional recommendations by these institutions or the Network. Therefore new requirements may be in place upon arrival at the event.

Health & Safety Standards for 2022 IPF

What all attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors need to know:

  • All attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors need to show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to the event. We will have an onsite testing center. You will receive test results within a half hour and appointments are necessary.
  • Temperatures will be taken at the entrance to every day upon entry into the building. Once your temperature is taken, you will be given a colored wrist band that shows you have been scanned and cleared to enter. The wrist band lets you re-enter the building without being scanned.
  • Face masks are mandatory at all times unless drinking or eating.
  • Face masks will be available for attendees.
  • We will provide a “no contact” event check-in and badge pickup.
  • Name badges must be worn at all times.
  • In addition to Convention Center hand sanitizer stations, IPF will have individual sanitizers available for attendees.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and happy hour events will follow CDC guidelines for food and beverage service.
  • A COVID Compliance Officer will be at the event to ensure attendees are complying with health and safety standards.
  • All staff present at 2022 IPF from the Business Network for Offshore Wind are vaccinated.

IPF will follow CDC, State, and City guidelines and mandates and therefore new requirements may be in place upon arrival at the event (such as a mandatory mask mandate).

Safe Set-up for Conference Rooms, Exhibit Halls, and Common Areas

  • All movement throughout the facility will be set up for one-way flow. Please stay behind dividers and follow all directional signage.
  • Please abide by signage to maintain social distancing in high traffic areas, such as the lobby, elevators, and restrooms.
  • All chairs in conference rooms will be placed six feet apart
  • All exhibit booths will be set up six feet apart
  • We will provide safe sitting areas to allow for socially-distanced breaks between sessions.
  • All speaker microphones and presentation equipment will be thoroughly sanitized between sessions.
  • Plexiglass dividers have been installed between sinks in restrooms.
  • All Convention Center staff working the event will receive a daily temperature check.
  • Facility meeting rooms, surfaces, and equipment are disinfected with Protexus electrostatic sprayers.
  • Exhibitors are encouraged to sanitize flat surfaces in their booth.