MGM Resorts International has implemented a detailed strategy intended to promote the secure return of meetings and conferences, subject to local laws and limitations, at the company’s properties in Las Vegas and in the United States.
‘Convene with Confidence,’ the company states, is the culmination of months of expert work, which is intended to draw on the ‘Seven-Point Safety Plan’ of the company to include a holistic health which protection approach.
Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ CEO and president explained: “The health and safety of all who pass through our doors is our highest priority. Convene with Confidence represents the culmination of everything we’ve learned, cutting-edge technology and months of consultation with experts.
“With this program, we are taking another step forward in safely providing a level of entertainment, amenities and service not seen since before the pandemic began.”
MGM is working with biometric safe identification company Clear to exploit its new ‘Health Pass’ technology, which was also used in the successful return of the National Hockey League to compete in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Toronto and Edmonton, coinciding with the roll-outs.
Health Pass is a touchless product that connects checked identity with health insights from COVID-19 through integrated kiosks, including a real-time health questionnaire, COVID-related test results and temperature tests.
Caryn Seidman-Becker, Clear CEO said: “We are thrilled to partner with MGM Resorts in implementing Health Pass to help create safer environments and a seamless experience across their venues and locations.
“Health Pass is helping thousands of people safely return to work and helping make it possible to gather with confidence and peace of mind.”
In addition, in conjunction with Impact Health, a provider of health care services for high-profile and high-volume events, the group is also deploying a fast, portable, molecular, point-of – care COVID-19 test.
Michael McNamara, Impact Health CEO said: “We are excited to provide our healthcare services to this ground breaking initiative. Our mission is to help people return to their lives, and Convene with Confidence will serve as a model for opening businesses and entertainment venues in a convenient and safe manner.”
MGM Resorts is providing an optional COVID-19 testing protocol through these collaborations, which provides results within approximately 20 minutes and enables organisers to establish a perimeter for their events and exhibitions.