NCPA’s Health & Safety Commitments

Annual Convention

As a convention attendee, your safety is our top priority. NCPA will abide by the current guidelines based on CDC-recommended practices, in consultation with the Mecklenburg County Health Department, the Charlotte Convention Center, and the Charlotte Convention & Visitors Bureau. We request that attendees adhere to all guidance in order to make our 2021 Annual Convention & Expo safe, secure, and enjoyable for all.

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. The CDC recommends that people get fully vaccinated. Per the CDC, vaccines are safe and highly effective at protecting people from severe COVID-19. Getting fully vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you. Currently, vaccines are not required but are encouraged per the CDC guidelines. Additionally, masks are required for unvaccinated and vaccinated attendees. For more information see

Safety guidelines below are subject to change at any time based on federal, state, and local regulations. We ask that attendees follow all safety instructions provided by the Charlotte Convention Center at all times, and that you do not attend any in-person event if you are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms of illness.

Charlotte Convention Center

In-person connections are important! However, safety must be our first priority. The Charlotte Convention Center has integrated needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) air purification technologies into the HVAC system, and has received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ Facility Accreditation, making it one of the first facilities in North Carolina to earn this distinction. With these facility upgrades, advanced risk management practices, and our commitment to following CDC guidelines, we are looking forward to safely reconnecting with our members, partners and vendors at NCPA’S 2021 Annual Convention & Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina.