has released the second edition of its Global COVID-19 'Safety Shows' Health and Safety strategy. The new edition keeps pace with the evolving pandemic, operating best practice, emerging research and the global (public) health response, as the industry gradually adapts and reopens for business. In announcing the release of the second edition, Hugh Jones, Reed Exhibitions' CEO said: "The health and safety of our colleagues, partners and audiences remains our number one priority. Our global safety strategy and 5-Point COVID-19 plan remains focused on: collaboration, risk management, planning, communications and safeguarding measures." The safe and secure approach of Reed Exhibitions aims to reduce the assessed risks of COVID-19 by complementing and building on those community and other industry safeguards already deployed outside of the trade exhibition and event setting, the company states.
„The strategy aims to rebuild confidence in producing commercially viable trade exhibitions and events.“
"This strategy demonstrates to all our partners and visitors that we are able to run COVID-19 safe and compliant shows in the countries where we are permitted and that we are equally prepared to do so in all other countries as they slowly reopen. The strategy aims to maintain and rebuild confidence in our ability to return to producing commercially viable trade exhibitions and events", Jones added.