Pennsylvania Convention Center Launches VeriFLY for All Staff

Digital Health Passport Enables Safer In-Person Conventions, Conferences, and Live Events

FAIRFAX, VA (February 2, 2021) – Daon, a global leader in biometric identity technology, today announced the Pennsylvania Convention Center – one of America’s largest exhibition spaces – has deployed VeriFLY, an app-based digital health passport, to expedite a safe return to work for its employees and contractors.

Throughout the Pennsylvania Convention Center facility, VeriFLY now enables building access via multiple entry points. Using the VeriFLY app, employees are asked to complete a self-certified health questionnaire that collects real-time wellness information. Depending on the information collected, the employee receives either a unique Digital Pass (QR code) or a notice of non-authorization.

“In almost any industry and workspace design, mobile device-based identity and health credentials – secured with biometric authentication technology – can enable businesses to re-establish customer trust and safely welcome back their employees,” said Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon. “This is particularly true in the hospitality and tourism industry, and we are proud to work with innovators like the Pennsylvania Convention Authority as it fulfills its commitment to a safe reopening and a healthy environment for employees and patrons.”

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is managed by ASM Global and is currently the 14th largest facility in the nation, with the largest exhibit space and ballroom in the Northeastern United States. Its mission is to support the economic prosperity of the Greater Philadelphia Region and the 192,000 individuals who work in the Region’s hospitality industry. The Pennsylvania Convention Center will eventually reopen under its Reactivation Operating Framework developed under ASM Global’s Venue Shield program. The Reactivation Operating Framework includes the deployment of strict cleaning, disinfection and staff-training protocols. Venue Shield and the Reactivation Operating Framework helped the Center achieve the GBAC STAR accreditation.

“The utilization of VeriFLY continues to reflect our commitment to safely reopening and provides another significant layer in our already robust COVID-prevention capital improvements and Reactivation Operating Framework. When customers return to our venue, they can do so with confidence,“ said John J. McNichol, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority.

VeriFLY is a complete testing, vetting and risk-based authentication solution and is currently being used by airlines, airports and higher education. VeriFLY is built on Daon’s proven IdentityX® technology that successfully performs 100M+ authentications each day for iconic companies around the world protecting individual’s life savings, banking accounts and other consequential transactions. 


The Pennsylvania Convention Center is located in Center City Philadelphia at the heart of the city's many cultural offerings and world-class dining and entertainment scene. Now managed by ASM Global, the Center is the 14th largest facility in the nation and features the largest exhibit space and ballroom in the Northeastern U.S. For more information, visit


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