Three event industry associations, AIPC, UFI and ICCA, have released a new guide to how event venues can successfully operate as temporary vaccination centres.
“Good Practice Guide: Convention and Exhibition as Temporary Vaccination Centres” is aimed at those venues which have been called upon by health authorities in their regions.
The good practice examples in the document were collected over February-March 2021 from a range of AIPC, ICCA and UFI member facilities, and enhanced by insights and information made available through the associations’ joint Safety & Security Task Force.
AIPC President, Aloysius Arlando, says: “Event venues have shown great resilience in the past year through rethinking their business models and future-proofing their workforce for a post-COVID world order. They have also committed action towards economic recovery in their respective regions, be it enhancing internal operational and technological capabilities, or undertaking new roles, such as turning themselves into healthcare facilities to share the load of national healthcare systems.”
James Rees, ICCA president, adds: “The economic impact of global events generates the investment that makes possible the building of our industry’s venue infrastructure. It is good to see how venues worldwide have repurposed their facilities to help support government vaccination programmes. This Good Practice Guide will provide assistance to those venues and help with the global effort to emerge from this pandemic and, through the swift reopening of our industry, to drive the economic recovery that will follow.”
The guide can be viewed at this link.