Venue Safe - Sanitization at the Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center

The GBAC Star Accredited Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center operate with additional safety and health standards. View additional details below. 

Kentucky Venues is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our clients, attendees, exhibitors, employees, and partners in the community. We continue to monitor the developments of all infectious diseases via the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Kentucky Venues follows the guidance provided by health organizations for the state. Both Louisville and Kentucky Venues facilities continue to follow the guidance and monitor updates provided by the CDC and other national and local health organizations, state officials, as well as industry associations. We look forward to welcoming groups to Louisville and encourage all organizers with questions or concerns to communicate directly with their sales manager.

Kentucky Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center are the first centers in Kentucky to have received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation, the gold standard on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. View our release here.

This third-party certification and training helps venues prepare work practices, understand correct disinfection techniques and best cleaning practices for a biohazard situation like the COVID-19.“The health and safety of our guests, clients and employees is of the highest priority. As events resume, we want to exceed industry standards in sanitation and cleanliness,” said President and CEO of Kentucky Venues David S. Beck. “It’s not enough to do the minimum, but to continue to push ourselves to be the best in everything, including preparedness and sanitation.”GBAC STAR is the gold standard of prepared facilities. This accreditation means that a facility has:

Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center Operations Update Effective March 1, 2022:

Cleaning and Disinfecting Requirements

Training and Safety Requirements

Local/State Louisville Metro Office of the Governor Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services   National/International Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization National Restaurant Association   Hospitality/Tourism Industry Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) U.S. Travel Association International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Events Industry Council (EIC) International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)   For event organizers with additional questions please contact your sales manager or our communications department at: Kentucky Venues Communications Contact Ian Cox Executive Director of Communications at Kentucky Venues