Travel & Housing

Welcome to Houston.

NAPE Summit will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. NAPE has reserved blocks of rooms at multiple hotels in the downtown area at special NAPE rates. Downtown Houston offers a wide variety of dining and entertainment options within walking distance from many of our host hotels. Secure your rooms today.

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Safety Protocols

Event Trade Show Floor Plan (Modified for COVID-19): The NAPE trade show floor will allow 10ft of separation between each exhibitor. Please view the NAPE Floor Plan.

Event Registration (Modified for COVID-19): NAPE will produce two separate registrations areas: one registration area for exhibitors and one registration area for attendees. This will increase our registration counters for the event meaning a faster registration process and less time in line. The registration counters will be equipped with a plexiglass barrier. NAPE will adhere to the 6ft social distance policy with all lines. In-person registrations will be limited to a maximum of 8,000 attendees.

Event Screening Requirements: NAPE will utilize the temperature screeners at the GRB and contract with medical service providers to screen all attendees and event staff entering the GRB. We will produce a Hot Zone for those with temperatures of 100.4 or above this area is shown in our registration diagram. We will administrate and enforce the questions below to all attendees, staff, and contractors entering the GRB. If anyone answers yes, we will not allow them admission to NAPE.

  1. Within the last 14-days, have you experienced a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  2. Within the last 14-days, have you experienced new shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  3. Within the last 14-days, have you experienced a new sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  4. Within the last 14-days, have you experienced new muscle aches that you cannot attribute to another health condition or a specific activity such as physical exercise?   
  5. Within the last 14-days, have you had a temperature at or above 100.4° or the sense of having a fever?  
  6. Within the last 14 days, have you had close contact, without the use of appropriate PPE, with someone who is currently sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?

Event Social Distance Protocol: NAPE will adhere to 6ft social distance requirements in all aspects of the event. All queuing will be set up for at least 6ft distancing and food and beverage events seating will be properly set up for at least 6ft distancing. 

Event PPE Requirements: NAPE will require face masks for all attendees, exhibitors, staff and contractors. We will also supply attendees with face masks, surgical gloves and include personal sanitation products in their registration bags.

Event Safety Signage/Announcements: NAPE will adhere to all GRB signage requirements and produce, reproduce, and duplicate all required signage. Signage that will be produced will include masks, health checks, social distancing, hand washing and strong directional signage. We will also make announcements over an audio system throughout the show reminding attendees of the safety protocols. We will also utilize our website, social media, email notifications, and app to communicate safety requirements.

Event Disinfection Protocol: NAPE will adhere to all the GRB cleaning requirements. We will also use signage to mark all restrooms as handwashing stations and strategically place hand sanitizer throughout the venue. We will also integrate the “Houston Clean” program elements to our disinfection protocols.

Individual Hotel Reservation

Sponsor Housing available July 1, 2020.

Exhibitor Housing available July 15, 2020.

General Housing available July 29, 2020.

Want access to early housing? Sponsors get early access to the best hotels in Houston at special NAPE rates. Contact our sponsorship team today to learn more about the benefits of becoming a sponsor at

Housing Warning

Beware Companies Targeting Meeting Attendees

As the NAPE Summit has grown in popularity, the association has faced a surge of companies falsely claiming to provide registration and housing or attendee lists for our meeting. We are working with our legal team to address this.

**MCI is our official meeting partner for Registration and Hotel Reservations**

NAPE works with MCI USA to provide meeting registration and hotel reservation services for individuals and groups as well as services for international attendees. MCI is the only approved registration and hotel partner.

The only official, approved website to start your registration and housing is or you may visit the MCI website.

Be advised 

  • Using companies other than MCI puts your identity and payments at risk.
  • NAPE does not provide attendee email addresses to any third parties. Only MCI is authorized to send emails on behalf of NAPE.
  • NAPE is, unfortunately, unable to honor or assist with registrations or hotel reservations made through any other party. Hotel offers from unaffiliated companies may appear to be for lower rates. However, they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable.
  • NAPE and MCI will not call you to offer registration or housing unless you initiate a conversation first.
  • MCI only requires a one-night deposit.

Please contact us immediately if you receive a call or email regarding registration or housing services from any company other than NAPE or MCI.

Companies Not Authorized to Represent NAPE

The companies listed below are not affiliated with NAPE in any way and are not authorized to provide housing or registration services for any NAPE events.

  • Campbell Outsourcing
  • Congress Bookers
  • The Congress Housing
  • eMedEvents
  • Global Travel Partners
  • GTA Expo Housing
  • Housing Planners LLC
  • Kore Conferences
  • Reservations Pro
  • Rove World

Thank you for being part of the NAPE community. Please contact if we can be of further assistance or if you have questions.


The George R. Brown Convention Center has a 1,600-space parking garage located at the corner of Polk Street and Avenida de las Americas. In addition, the 650-car garage located under Discovery Green Park across from the GRB is open from 6am-12am daily. There are also several privately owned lots surrounding the convention center. All are just a short walk away. Parking fees may vary per lot.

For more information on the George R. Brown Convention Center, visit their website.

For parking and driving directions, click here.

Scooter & Wheelchair Provider List

Scoot Around

Wheelchair & Scooter Express
4905 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004

Things to do in Houston

In a state known for its hospitality, Houston offers a wide variety of options for entertainment, dining, relaxation and sightseeing. The following links will help you enjoy your stay in America’s fourth largest city:

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