After being the first in Italy to develop the SAFE BUSINESS protocol in April 2020, Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A (IEG), has added further elements to ensure the safety of the people and companies attending its shows.
From September all those entering expo centres while trade shows are underway will be required to possess a Green Pass (or equivalent document). The first trade shows to be involved will be Macfrut in Rimini and Vicenzaoro in Vicenza.
Corrado Peraboni, CEO of IEG, said: “The aim is to guarantee our exhibitors/visitors with Covid-free halls, a place where the only thing those inside need to worry about is doing business. The request for this measure has come loud and clear from the companies, particularly the multi-nationals, that want to be able to guarantee maximum safety for their collaborators who will be attending the shows once they open in September. It is no coincidence that the Green Pass is foreseen as a requirement by the vast majority of European trade show organisers.”
IEG said it would liaise closely with its foreign guests so that they are aware of the rules for coming to do business in Italy. Studio Arletti & Partners, a firm specialised in global mobility and assisting companies and private individuals in matters of foreign postings, will work with IEG on informing all concerned of necessary procedures and protocols. A simple form is available on the IEG show websites.
The SAFE BUSINESS BY IEG protocol, created in April 2020, has been extended to the Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association (AEFI) and The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) protocols.
IEG has also attained the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation.
Last May, IEG voluntarily adhered to the Confcooperative Romagna, Confindustria Romagna and Legacoop Romagna project for vaccinating its employees against Covid-19 thanks to the inter-company hub set up in the Romagna regional territory.