As authorities around the world are increasingly clearing business events to run again, organisers of conventions and exhibitions, as well as venue and centre operators need to put respective measures in place that create safe environments for participants.
A new guide on the matter identifies and promotes globally emerging standards, protocols and good practices. Good Practice Guidance: Addressing COVID-19 Requirements for Re-Opening Business Events is jointly produced by AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres, ICCA, the International Convention and Congress Association and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.
The third in a series of COVID-19 related guides, it is being shared with the associations’ respective memberships. It supports their work to create conditions and safeguards that will enable the safe re-opening of their activities while observing the needs and expectations of relevant governments and health authorities.
The guide complements two earlier publications – Convention and Exhibition Centre Health and Safety: Managing COVID-19 Challenges and Convention and Exhibition Centres as Temporary Emergency Facilities – which were produced and distributed in March and April of this year.
This is Version 2 of the guide, updated in September 2020.
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