September 9, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier | Image: IMEX CEO Carina Bauer (right) with IMEX’s Chairman Ray Bloom

Major international business events trade show IMEX America announced on Tuesday that it will require all attendees and exhibitors to be fully vaccinated to enter the November event in Las Vegas.

With the show kicking off on November 9, all participants are required to have their final jab by October 25 to allow two weeks for maximum protection to develop.

“We’ve consulted widely about this decision and have been watching the events landscape in North America very closely these past weeks,” said IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer.

“The requirement for participants to prove their full vaccination status is fast becoming the unofficial ‘gold standard’ for large events in the US.

“Now that we’ve published our plans, we hope that everyone has enough time and space to make their own arrangements to attend the show.

“We can’t wait to greet everyone and see our industry friends and colleagues in person – our unofficial IMEX family – for what promises to be a momentous reunion.”

The show has not yet made a decision on whether it will require attendees to mask up during the show. Last week the Governor of Nevada, Steve Sisolak, signed an emergency directive that allows conventions with 4,000 plus attendees to do away with masks providing all attendees are fully vaccinated.