To support the re-opening of events and the wider exhibition industry, the third edition of the Good Practice Guide: Addressing COVID-19 Requirements for Re-Opening Business Events has been launched. The report is produced jointly by the G3 Partners AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres
, ICCA, the International Convention and Congress Association
, and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
. Driven by their Joint Safety and Security Task Force, the three associations have been engaged in assisting their members, and the industry at large, since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.
"Alongside resilience, event venues must demonstrate adaptability, agility and innovation in the learning and re-application of insights from emerging practices as a result of COVID-19. As the global crisis and response evolves, business visit bubbles will play a significant role in allowing business exchanges and personal interactions to happen," says Aloysius Arlando, AIPC president.
"With each iteration of the Good Practice Guide, we can see the difference that collaboration and knowledge-sharing make in re-starting the meetings industry. The new insights shared by convention centres offer an invaluable perspective on re-opening in the face of the current challenges caused by the pandemic. It is vital that our industry returns to face-to-face events quickly, safely and efficiently. This update is an excellent resource for any organisation in our industry to understand the very latest innovative and adaptive approaches", says James Rees, ICCA president.
„Where shows have taken place, exhibitors and visitors have reported good business.“
"At UFI, we are tracking the recovery of exhibitions and business events around the world. Where shows have taken place, exhibitors and visitors have expressed their satisfaction with attending shows, as well as reporting good business", says Anbu Varathan, UFI president.
AIPC, ICCA and UFI stress that this guidance is just that: guidance based on examples. Specific local, regional and national health, safety, environmental, compliance and legal requirements differ vastly from country to country, from service to service and from product to product, and this guidance is not intended to represent or supplant this.www.ufi.org/industry-resources