The San Jose McEnery Conference Middle and San Jose Theaters take part within the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program

GBAC STAR is the only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation in the industry. GBAC STAR creates protocols and procedures, provides expert training, and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations.

Once Team San Jose venues are fully accredited for 20 GBAC STAR Program Elements performance-based accreditation, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and the San Jose Theater staff will implement the industry’s highest standards for infectious cleaning and disinfection.

“Team San Jose’s commitment to GBAC STAR accreditation for the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and San Jose Theaters is in line with our mission to provide the safest, easiest customer experience possible,” he said John LaFortune, COO of the San Jose team. “We are proud to partner with GBAC to bring the leading system of infectious disease cleaning, disinfection and prevention to all guests at the San Jose-managed venues.”

“”San Jose is the top meeting destination in Silicon Valley and the top tech meeting destination in the world. At the heart of innovation, our pursuit of GBAC STAR accreditation signals that meeting planners and attendees will experience the most comprehensive and innovative solutions for providing healthy space and increased safety, “he says Matthew Martinucci, Vice President of Sales and Destination Services for Visit San Jose.

“This gives customers, performers and promoters another level of customer care at the San Jose Theater,” he says John Ciulla, GM of the San Jose Theater. San Jose theaters include the Montgomery Theater, San Jose Civic, California Theater, and the Center for the Performing Arts.

“We are excited to work with the San Jose team at GBAC STAR to ensure that the meeting and event venues are clean, safe and healthy for visitors and residents alike,” said the GBAC Executive Director Patty Olinger. “Team San Jose’s proactive efforts to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation at both the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and the San Jose Theaters will set a new precedent for all events in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.”

For the latest information on the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and Team San Jose, visit

team San Jose is an innovative partnership bringing together the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotels, art, community executives, workforce and public institutions to deliver an exceptional visitor experience and serve as a gateway San Jose as goal. team San Jose is the parent company of Visit San Jose, the city’s official target marketing organization. team San Jose also manages the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, South Hall, and arts and entertainment venues such as the California Theater, Center for Performing Arts, Montgomery Theater, and San Jose Civic. In addition, Team San Jose has created and operates a full service catering facility that acts as the official caterer in all venues managed by TSJ. team San Jose is a nonprofit economic development organization and the main driver for making economic impact on San Jose local economy through leisure and business travel. More information is available at

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of the ISSA, is composed of international leaders in the field of analysis, mitigation, response and restoration of microbial pathogenic threats and offers the government training, guidance, accreditations, certifications, support in crisis management and leadership, commercial and residential organizations looking to mitigate, quickly address, and / or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include Biorisk Management Program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and correction, GBAC STAR ™ facility accreditation program, training and certification of individuals, and counseling for home builders and facility managers. Further information is available at

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Frances Wong
Marketing and Communication Director
team San Jose
E: [email protected] C: (510) 396-8367

Jonathan Adkins
Vice President for Marketing
E: [email protected] D: (847) 982-0800 ext. 1338

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SOURCE Team San Jose; Visit San Jose; San Jose Theater

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