Ensuring your safety at the 2021 Australasian Conference
We look forward to celebrating with you at our 2021 Australasian Conference and nothing is more important than ensuring that we provide a safe environment in which our delegates and Corporate Staff feel comfortable and well cared for. We are excited and doing all possible to allow our Associates to participate in our first and long awaited face to face event since the 2020 Australasian Conference.
As we continue to go through rapid and frequent change, Mannatech are committed to working with the JW Marriott Resort & Spa to ensure we implement and adhere to health and safety guidelines that will keep you protected. This will be monitored on an ongoing basis and adapted as and when situations and circumstances change.
How are we doing this?
Public areas and meeting space layouts have been reviewed to ensure traffic flow is within physical distancing guidelines and that attendees have easy access to hand sanitiser and disinfecting wipes.
Sanitising stations will be located in a number of different areas utilised by Mannatech during the conference, and, an individual bottle will also be provided in your registration bag.
Appropriate signage will be placed in public spaces reminding attendees of where these stations are located.
Onsite conference registration has been planned to allow for multiple registration desks, according to physical distancing guidelines and a flow that minimises attendee contact.
Contactless registration will also be available via your phone/device to ‘check in’ for the conference online. You can then pick up your registration bag and name badge at a quieter time most suitable for you.
Floor plans for each conference session and evening function will be customised, in consultation with the venue, to allow for local physical distancing guidelines.
Hand sanitiser will be placed on each table during conference sessions and located in close proximity during evening functions.
Meeting amenities such as pads, pens, water & sweets have all been considered and will be provided with the utmost assurance of safety.
Food & Beverage
Food and beverage arrangements will be made to minimise contact between attendees and hotel staff and where possible, packed food may be provided during break times.
Self service areas such as coffee/tea making stations will be provided at 1 for every 25 guests.
New cleaning protocols have been put in place to provide a welcoming, clean and safe space for hotel guests.
These protocols include the consideration of guest room contents, minibar and coffee stations, linen bags, delivery of supplies to guest rooms, sanitisation kits, communication of room cleaning options to minimise contact and enhanced cleaning and sanitisation.
Mannatech Australasia continues to work closely with the venue, suppliers and Corporate Staff to ensure that all event staff are making suitable arrangements to minimise contact between attendees, hotel staff and supplier staff.
All teams are kept well informed of:
• Cleaning protocols and social distancing measures
• Regular changing of personal protective equipment such as mask and gloves (where needed)
• Familiarisation with sanitisation stations and top up as required.
• Sterilisation of microphones and other equipment after each use.
• What to do in the case that someone presents with a fever, showing other systems or generally unwell.
• Staggering arrival times to reduce crowds.
If you are not already a Marriott Bonvoy member we would encourage you to sign up and download the Marriott Bonvoy app to take advantage of online check-in/out, mobile keys and guest requests. This will allow you to minimise contact with hotel staff and other guests.
Click here to see how the Marriot Bonvoy App works, and, at the bottom of the page, select your download whether itunes or Google Play.
If you are feeling unwell
For your peace of mind, thermometers will be housed onsite. In the event that any attendees feel unwell, or suspect possible symptoms, precautions will be taken to manage any concerns straight away.
Resources and Compliance
Mannatech Australasia commits to staying on top of local regulations regarding group gatherings and will provide a list of emergency numbers, local health authority helplines and general guidelines to consider with your final Registration email a week or two before the event.
What you can expect from JW Marriott Resort & Spa
Mannatech will be following JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa’s Covid-19 measures throughout the 2021 Australasian Conference.
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa along with all Marriott Properies are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols against COVID-19. Consisting of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations, the Marriott Cleanliness Council is redefining their cleaning and safety standards and Marriott will actively monitor and evolve their solutions to ensure a continued focus on the health and safety of our conference guests.
Marriott International have implemented new meetings & events protocols that ensure you can "Connect with Confidence" via enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the hotel, including public spaces, guest rooms and meeting spaces.
Please visit https://clean.marriott.com/ to learn more about Marriott’s Covid-19 measures.
We invite you to continue to check back on this page for updates as the situation continues to evolve. If you still have concerns, please use the below to contact your events team.
Contact the event organiser
Use the details below or the contact form to the right to get in touch.