Breakbulk Americas to Benefit from World’s First IVP System

IVP, virtual studio, permanent thermal scanning stations among GRB customer initiatives

In a personal email to Breakbulk Americas organizers, Visit Houston, the city’s entity that governs events and tourism, has outlined its exceptional safety measures that will be in place for the event along with other improvements to support the region’s top event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry.

“Our city and team are vested in your success and are constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance your experience,” John Solis, Senior Vice President of Sales & Client Services at the GRB, said in a communiqué to Breakbulk. He said the convention center has made significant enhancements to its facility, including:
  • The George R. Brown Convention Center is the first facility in the world to deploy the Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) system. This is the world’s first biodefense filtration technology proven to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 (99.999%) and other airborne contaminants, and was recently awarded the 2020 Emerging Technology Award by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Solis said.
  • In addition, a new virtual studio inside the convention center will provide flexibility to maximize opportunities for hybrid experiences. This feature will allow Breakbulk to host remote expert speakers should that be necessary due to travel or budgetary considerations, along with its in-person industry panelists.
  • Permanent thermal scanning stations located at all entry points can process up to 100 guests per minute, ensuring no delays to access the exhibition floor.

The new features complement Hyve’s own Safe & Secure program that is being applied to all Hyve events around the world, including Breakbulk Americas, Breakbulk Europe and Breakbulk Middle East. Look for registration to open in March.