SITE Canada is moving ahead with plans to hold two of its signature events live this fall in Toronto.
In an announcement to members, the chapter explained that it is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants. Its health security decisions and preventive measures will be guided by the requirements and recommendations of the Federal, Ontario, and local government authorities.
As per Ontario government regulations, SITE Canada will be requiring any in-person attendees to both Education Day and the Holiday Social to be doubled vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the event. Proof of vaccination will be required as part of the onsite registration process. Education Day will be providing a virtual option for those who are not vaccinated but would like to attend.
Other measures the chapter will be following for the protection of everyone attending will include:
- access to hand sanitizer and disposable masks,
- following current masking and social distancing protocols,
- pre-event COVID screening for all attendees,
- having attendees complete a Duty of Care Agreement prior to the event,
- and post-event follow-up.
SITE Canada notes that the responsibility for a safe and healthy environment is shared among SITE Canada members, the venue, and every attendee. All participants are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions the chapter is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
Registration is open for SITE Canada’s Education Day, the chapter’s first-ever hybrid event. The in-person event is limited to 50 people. The day’s agenda includes an opening keynote by Marc Sequin, vice-president of Policy and Government Affairs for TIAC, which will share industry surveys and discuss key critical elements on the path to a new era; three breakout sessions (optimizing physical and mental health through diet, sustainability and the circular economy, redesigning event experiences in a post-Covid landscape); and a keynote by Michael Dominguez, president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International, exploring behavioral changes in the MICE industry and what they mean for its future.
Details are not yet available for the Holiday Social.