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.

Questions? Contact us at info@napeexpo.com.

Safety Protocols

Those attending in person will find safety protocols based on the latest recommendations from NAPE’s longtime host — the George R. Brown Convention Center.

  • Social distancing protocols: NAPE Summit will adhere to social distancing requirements in all aspects of the event. All queuing will allow for physical distancing, and food and beverage event seating will be set up to accommodate distancing.
  • PPE requirements: Face masks will be optional for all NAPE attendees. NAPE will provide face masks for attendees, exhibitors, staff, contractors and anyone who requests one during the expo. NAPE encourages use of masks for those who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Safety signage/announcements: Signage will provide reminders regarding masks, health checks, social distancing, hand-washing and other safety measures.

GRB GUIDELINES & FACILITY ENHANCEMENTS

The George R. Brown Convention Center implemented numerous new safety measures since the coronavirus pandemic began, including:

  • Touchless technologies including sliding doors at all entry points, light switch sensors in conference rooms, permanent door stops, water fountains, paper towel and soap dispensers, and payment options
  • Updated cleaning and disinfection measures throughout the facility with a focus on increasing frequency of disinfection in high-traffic areas and commonly touched points
  • Updated sanitizer dispensers with ION Pure plastic with antibacterial agents
  • UV disinfection technology on all escalator handrails
  • Upgraded Merv13 filters throughout the facility
  • Sneeze guards for food  and beverage operations
  • COVID-19 signage for social distancing and cleanliness, rope and stanchions for queuing, etc.
  • Elevators are restricted to no more than two people at a time prioritizing ADA accessibility
  • Meeting rooms cleaned with an electrostatic spray disinfection system at the end of each day
  • Three mobile coronavirus-killing air purifiers developed by Integrated Viral Protection (ivpair.com)

HOUSTON CLEAN

Houston’s hospitality, sports, entertainment and transportation industries have taken the following pledge: “We pledge to maintain the highest standards of public safety and health across our city, both for our community and all of our visiting guests. We pledge to research, curate and implement the most medically effective sanitation and social distancing measures available for the health of our patrons. Finally, we pledge to present clear, consistent and timely operating guidelines and procedures in a way that promotes efficient communication.”

For more information on Houston safety precautions, visit grbhouston.com/covid-19 and houstonclean.com.

Individual Hotel Reservation

Housing for the 2022 NAPE Summit will open soon! Several hotels near the George R. Brown Convention Center are offering special rates and perks when you book in the NAPE block.

Save the date to book in the NAPE block!

Sept. 22 - Sponsor Housing Opens (2022 NAPE Summit)

Sept. 29 - Exhibitor Housing Opens (2022 NAPE Summit)

Oct. 6 - Attendee Housing Opens (2022 NAPE Summit)

Register Now!

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 http://napeexpo.com 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 info@NAPEexpo.com if we can be of further assistance or if you have questions.

Parking

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.

IAH Airport

IAH Airport is currently having some ongoing roadway construction projects. Guests may experience delays waiting on their rides upon arriving in Houston and guests may encounter congestion and detours upon entering the airport when leaving Houston. IAH Airport suggests adding an hour to your travel times in getting to the airport and leaving the airport.

IAH Construction Alert

Houston Travel Tips

Scooter & Wheelchair Provider List

Scoot Around
www.scootaround.com
204-982-0657
888-441-7575
info@scootaround.com

Wheelchair & Scooter Express
www.wheelchairandscooterexpresslc.com
4905 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004
713-942-2522
800-983-8900

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:

Houston Tourism:
Visithoustontexas.com

Houston Travel Tips

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