Listed company and tradefair and conference organiser Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) has launched a new safety framework project for major events in Italy.
#SAFEBUSINESS by IEG has been introduced by the organiser, which has its HQ in Rimini and also offices in Vicenza, Milan, Brescia, Rome, Arezzo and Naples as well as in China, the United States, and Dubai with associated companies.
The plan was put together by a working group together with IEG’s outfitting and catering companies, technicians and some international operators, and it focuses on every phase in the tradeshow and conference experience.
“We have worked on this plan,” says Corrado Peraboni, CEO of IEG, “with the aim of providing a complete and reliable answer for our customers and the international public which, now more than ever, is asking us to be able to count on tradeshows and conferences re-starting. We have done so in line with the anti-Covid-19 health regulations and documents drafted by AEFI, FEDERCONGRESSI, UFI and EMECA, which I would like to thank.”
The project provides over 50 guidelines with a rigorous regulatory and organisational protocol upstream. These include: sanitised shuttle transport between the airport, hotels and Expo Centres, all equipped with disinfectant, the obligation to wear face masks on board and a fixed number of passengers; conventions with bike sharing and electric scooter companies in accordance with hotels and the territory; ticket office and payments exclusively on line, scheduled entries according to hall capacity and extended tradeshow opening times, face mask distribution desks (with mandatory use and specific aids for those with special needs such as transparent face masks for IEG staff to facilitate relations with the hearing impaired); multiple entrances, safety aisles and distancing signage, dematerialised entry tickets, temperature checks on the public using thermo scanners and a sanitisation route, wardrobe with automatic rack and disposable individual coverings.
The entire outfitting supply chain will be managed, visitor flows will be monitored with centralised digital tracking and on-site controls by remotely guided stewards.
All areas, rooms and bathroom facilities will be sanitised on a continuous cycle and air-conditioning channel filters will be sanitised. There will also be digitalised information and live streaming to support events, conferences and the media.
On the catering side, there will be temperature checks for the workers, gloves, face masks, disposable overalls, skip-the-line payment apps and a coded delivery system to the stands.
A strict crisis management protocol will be established which defines on-site behaviour should suspected cases of Covid-19 occur.
IEG employees and tradeshow staff will also undergo training for their own safety and to ensure the safe execution of their duties, the use of PPE, respect of the strict procedures for personal hygiene, sanitising and distancing.
And, on the theme of employees, IEG President Lorenzo Cagnoni has announced that the company has decided on voluntary mass serological screening: “We are adopting screening to protect our collaborators, associated company employees and all our relational system.”
The project (the full, copyright-free document and infographics can be downloaded and published from www.iegexpo.it/en/safebusiness)