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MGM introduces on-site Covid-19 testing in new business meeting plan


Hospitality and land-based gaming giant MGM Resorts has added on-site Covid-19 testing to its health and safety program, designed to facilitate the return of in-person business meetings. 

The testing is part of the Convene with Confidence program, which outlines health and safety protocols for hosting events in person. MGM Resorts says the plan has already helped it host close to 300 meetings since the pandemic started.

“Convene with Confidence is a result of close consultation with health experts and our increased focus on leveraging innovation to not only provide a better guest experience – but a safer one as well,” said MGM Resorts’ CEO and president Bill Hornbuckle.

“MGM Resorts has long been at the forefront of the rapidly evolving hospitality and events industries. We are confident we’ve built a program that enables companies to meet in person, giving them peace of mind as they do so.”

Stephanie Glanzer, MGM Resorts’ senior vice president and chief sales officer, added: “Meetings and conventions are critical to our company and to Las Vegas, in addition to the organizations putting on these programs.

“Developing Convene with Confidence, a completely customizable program, with multiple options for planners and attendees, reflects our deep commitment to the future health of the meetings industry.”

MGM Resorts will be looking to rebound from the pandemic this year, following a significant drop of revenue in 2020. The business lost $1.03bn as revenue fell 60.0% to $5.16bn.