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AIPC, ICCA and UFI release good practice guide for reopening events

by Stuart Wood

AIPC, ICCA and UFI have released the third and updated version of their ‘Good Practice Guide: Addressing Covid-19 Requirements for Re-opening Business Events’.

With an increasing number of markets around the world reopening business events, the guide aims to give businesses the confidence to reassure customers and visitors that business events can be operated in a controller manner.

The report is produced jointly by 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 & 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.

Aloysius Arlando, AIPC president, commented: “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.

“The world’s first bubbled business exchange, Connect@Changi in Singapore, is an important milestone in the progressive re-opening of Singapore’s borders and in facilitating face-to-face meetings between participants from different countries using approved testing regimes, without the need for quarantine in Singapore.

“It is a showcase of the collaborative spirit and innovation amongst like-minded partners to put in place such a facility at the Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria, in less than 14 weeks. This temporary facility is a firm reminder of the role face-to-face meetings play in bridging that important human connection, which fuels economic progress.”

The guide can be downloaded here.

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