A new white paper released by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) provides essential considerations for safely reopening exhibitions and events during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Although we are eager to get back to our usual face-to-face business environment, safety must be the top priority and we must look to the science and medical communities for the best ways to go about producing our shows,” says IAEE president and CEO, David DuBois.
IAEE’s health and safety task force teamed with associations across the industry, as well as the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), on the white paper. Areas of content include general principles for health and safety operations; communication, education and awareness; exhibition and event operations; convention centre/venue cleaning prevention measures; and legal considerations.
To ensure the best information is in the hands of exhibition organizers when planning for and producing an event, the white paper will be updated during the health crisis and beyond.
“It is important to remember that we are operating within a fluid situation and the information will be changing,” says IAEE health and safety task force chair, Tim McGuinness.
The white paper, aptly titled Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events, is available for download at no charge to both IAEE members and non-members.