HIMSS21 Conference Is Star Attraction in Las Vegas

Judy Williams, Editor
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Early this month, HIMSS announced a Health & Safety Panel to ensure a health-centric focus and seamless return of its HIMSS2021 trade show in August.

CHICAGO Signifying the return of medical meetings to the U.S., the 2021 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Health Conference & Exhibition will be the star attraction in Las Vegas this summer. Slated for Aug. 9-13 at The Venetian Resort Congress Center, Sands Expo, Caesars Forum and Wynn Convention Center, this prominent annual conference, the largest healthcare show and the 20th largest tradeshow in the nation, will be both an in-person and digital experience ensuring all participants can connect for education, innovation and collaboration.

“Since Las Vegas returned to pre-pandemic guidelines on June 1, our world-class entertainment, dining, attractions and all of the only-in-Vegas experiences that our business travelers enjoy off the show floor are back. Throughout 2020, Las Vegas added more than 2 million square feet of meeting and event space, and since late 2020, we’ve welcomed Circa in downtown Las Vegas, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas at the former site of the Hard Rock Hotel, and Resorts World adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The destination is back to business and we can’t wait to welcome HIMSS 2021,” John S. Schreiber, CEM, Vice President of Business Sales, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, (LVCVA), said.

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HIMSS21 made news recently when they announced proof of vaccination will be required for attendees and exhibitors via a “Vaccination Required” policy. According to its website: “After careful consideration and consultation with internal and external health and safety experts, HIMSS has determined that HIMSS21 can be the most robust, productive, and interactive conference possible by requiring vaccinations for entry.”

For any and all COVID-19 concerns and queries, HIMSS has created a robust HIMSS21 Health and Safety Hub to answer all related queries and concerns. The question of adequate (vaccination) proof is still under consideration but the organization promises to detail solutions for validating vaccination status and ongoing health and safety protocols for attendees, exhibitors and staff.

HIMSS has committed to provide wide-ranging health and safety measures at their conference, consulting with internal and external experts to assist with establishing appropriate health and safety protocols.

“HIMSS normally brings together more than 40,000 professionals throughout the global health ecosystem, so it’s a significant show for Las Vegas. Locally, a show of this magnitude supports jobs across the hospitality industry, from transportation workers to entertainers and chefs and bartenders, and it’s an important driver of mid-week business,” Schreiber said.

Reach John Schreiber at (702) 892-0711 or jschreiber@lvcva.com

 

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