Craft Beverage Expo & Distribution Conference Safety Guidelines

At this time, CBE 2020 will proceed as scheduled, November 30 – December 2 | Women in Craft December 3.

CBE’s top priority is providing the conference and expo in a safe and healthy environment and to follow appropriate social distancing guidelines for everyone’s safety and wellbeing. We are working with government and local officials to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and will notify you if there are any new developments that will impact the event. Updates will be added to this page as new procedures and details are determined as we continue planning for the event and we encourage you to check back frequently.

General Cleaning, Sanitation and Disinfection

  • Daily, heightened cleaning and sanitizing regimens of all public spaces, exhibit halls, meeting rooms, and registration areas
  • Hand sanitization stations will be placed throughout the expo hall and convention center
  • Exhibitors will have access to enhanced cleaning and disinfection regimens for exhibits
  • Highly visible signage related to health and safety protocols that will be strategically placed throughout the facility

Onsite Medical  

  • Temperature Checks each day before entering the event
  • Onsite access to health services and medical aid

Personal Protection and Social Density

  • Attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, partners, and staff will be required to wear face masks at all times. Masks will be available onsite to all individuals who need one.
  • Initiating a no-contact policy (e.g. avoid shaking hands, allocated dedicated space for exhibitors and attendees to interact safely)
  • Exhibit hall capacity limits based on square footage and 6ft distancing guidelines
  • One-way expo hall aisles

Registration Area

  • Online, advanced registration practices will be encouraged
  • Self-printing badge stations and print-at-home options
  • Reconfiguration of onsite registration areas to allow for physical distancing
  • Transparent barriers added to registration counters for enhanced safety and to support physical distancing measures

Meeting Rooms

  • As recommended by the facility, we will design safe distancing seating layouts
  • Open access doors
  • Entrances to meeting rooms will be staggered, where needed

Food and Beverage Safety

  • Seating areas will be properly distanced
  • Self-serve, buffet-style food service will be replaced with boxed or wrapped individual meals served by trained catering staff

City of Louisville and Convention Center

The city of Louisville has put a priority on the health and safety of visitors from their point of entry, to their hotel, and everything in between. The city is championing the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program on cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention through the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC). Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation.

Hotel Health & Safety Considerations

The Hyatt Regency Lousiville is implementing health and safety measures to place the wellbeing of each guest as the top priority and to ensure that guests feel comfortable and safe throughout their stay. The Hyatt is taking extensive measures to provide guests with touch-free options, frequent sanitization, and more. The following list includes a few of the protocols and procedures the hotel is implementing:

  • Removal of high-touch items from hotel rooms
  • Wellness and temperature checks
  • Sanitizer stations placed throughout the hotel
  • Enhanced food safety

To read more about what the Hyatt will be incorporating into its facilities, please click here.