AIPC, ICCA and UFI released a new global guide that identifies and promotes globally emerging standards, protocols, and good practices regarding Covid-19 safety measures for events. The “Good Practice Guide: Addressing COVID-19 Requirements for Re-Opening Business Events” 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 -Good Practice Guidance to COVID-19 for Convention and Exhibition Centres and Good Practice Guidance for the Use of Centres as Temporary Emergency Facilities - which were produced and distributed in March and April 2020. The collaborative project has been developed through the practical experiences and expertise of members that are dealing with the impacts on a day-to day basis. Following distribution, the partner associations will be scheduling an online event to facilitate the implementation of the guidance provided in this publication and to assist members in interpreting its content into local actions.
“Based on the ‘UFI Global Framework for reopening exhibitions and B2B trade events’, this joint Guide shows how our industry will move forward”, said UFI President Mary Larkin. “Sharing information and best practices on how to reopen the doors to events, from venues to organizers, is key inensuring the strong future of the industry. Pre-competitive collaboration is the only way we, as an industry, can host events that are safe for our customers,vendors and employees, and deliver the top marketing tool that will be critical in the post-pandemic economic recovery.“ www.aipc.org www.iccaworld.org www.ufi.org