#NAILBA40 Annual Meeting: The Future of Brokerage is Now!

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COVID-19 Vaccination Strongly Encouraged*

At present, COVID-19 Vaccination is strongly encouraged for all NAILBA Annual Meeting Attendees. NAILBA may update to requiring all attendees to be vaccinated with proof of vaccination provided in advance in order to attend event. In lieu of vaccination for religious or medical, a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending event may be accepted. Look for updated information to be announced in September 2021. 

COVID-19 Response & Protocols

A thriving business travel industry is critical for a booming economy. To do our part of that effort, NAILBA is bringing together our industry November 15-17 at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

The health and safety of our employees and attendees is a priority. The venue, service providers, and NAILBA are working together to take reasonable precautions to follow any CDC or local government guidelines for health and safety at events. NAILBA will continue to monitor these safety guidelines. Additional safety measures will be provided prior to the Annual Meeting.

General Questions (As of April 2021)

Will I be required to wear a mask? Will PPE wear be provided? 
  • At present, masks are optional. NAILBA will provide masks and hand sanitizer. We will monitor face-covering guidelines and will provide any updates prior to the convention.

What precautions is NAILBA implementing for the safety and health of attendees? 

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols for NAILBA meeting and event spaces.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the meeting space by the event venue.
  • Require frequent employee and vendor handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and increase monitoring to ensure adherence.
  • Limit attendance or seating capacity to allow for social distancing, or host smaller events in larger rooms.
  • Manage flow and use multiple entrances and exits and discourage crowded waiting areas.
  • Provide physical guides to ensure that individuals remain at least 6 feet apart in lines and at other times. Appropriate Signage/floor decals to reinforce spatial distancing and other safety reminders.
  • Use of shields or separators at registration and other areas as needed.
  • Socially distant food and beverage/meal set ups. Lunches will be individually packaged and preset. Additional food safety plans will be developed for other food functions at the event venue.
  • Wider expo hall aisles and review of booth density numbers (staff and visitors allowed based on total square footage).
  • Temporal temperature screening or thermal Cameras (non-invasive) may be used to conduct temperature checks. 
  • Possible use of sanitizing tunnels. We will monitor the current guidelines to determine the use of these units.
  • Event Registration requires an Attendee/Exhibitor Personal Safety Commitment.
  • NAILBA will continue to monitor safety guidelines. Additional safety measures may be provided prior to the Annual Meeting.

What to Expect at Gaylord Palms Resort

  • Taking care of our guests has always been our number one priority.
  • We have implemented a variety of new protocols and elevated practices, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping with our high standards of cleanliness and commitment to providing excellent service.
  • We have also made a few adjustments to the services, amenities and facilities available during your stay.
  • Here is what to expect during your stay at Gaylord Palms. Click HERE.



Have a question around what NAILBA and the  Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center are doing to ensure the healthy and safety of our attendees. Email [email protected].