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Spectra venues achieve Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation 


Spectra venues have achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, several Spectra-managed facilities have implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.


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. The program verifies that our venues have implemented best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.


“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, these facilities have received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”  


Says Spectra’s Joyce Leveston, SVP Convention Centers, Spectra, “I continue to be proud of our team for their ability to position us as a leader in the industry.  Achieving the GBAC STAR™ accreditation proves our commitment to the safety and well-being of our employees, partners, and guests and our readiness to host events at each Center.”


To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation,venues were required to 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. Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at www.gbac.org.


Spectra-managed Convention Centers who have achieved GBAC STAR™ accreditation include:


Atlantic City Convention Center
Duke Energy Convention Center
Durham Convention Center
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
Miami Beach Convention Center
Overland Park Convention Center
Palm Beach County Convention Center
Pueblo Convention Center
Utah Valley Convention Center