AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, have released a guide to good practice for venues in handling the coronavirus.
The Guide will be distributed to all AIPC and UFI members to support them in their ongoing activities.
AIPC President Aloysius Arlando commented: “This Guide has been created as a collaborative project between our two organisations as a way of emphasising the importance of cooperative action in the face of such an issue and ensuring a greater degree of consistency in the advice and information being provided.
“It is our hope and expectation that it will serve not only as an important resource in itself but provide links to other sources of information that will make it even more useful to our respective members”.
UFI President Mary Larkin added: “While no single resource will be able to capture the full range of information available on such a broad and constantly evolving issue, this Guide offers a framework for response to make it as relevant as possible to the needs of managers.
“As the COVID-19 situation and corresponding impacts evolve, the amount of relevant, practical information and experiences will continue to grow and we will reflect this in future updates”.
The Guide is available for download by AIPC and UFI members on their respective web sites www.aipc.org and https://www.ufi.org/industry-resources/research/topical-reports/special-industry-topics/.
It will also be made available to all members of the industry under an agreement for the reciprocal exchange of relevant resources amongst industry associations.