UV-C purification: a key step towards Covid-safe venues?

As Belgium struggles with one of the highest ratios of coronavirus infection per head of population, moves at Brussels Expo to use UV-C technology to purify the air against Covid-19 infection have elicited a mixed reaction. CEO of Brussels Expo, Denis Delforge, will appear at the UFI Connects online 60-minute session on Monday, 11 May (9am NY, 2pm London, 3pm Paris, 5pm UAE, 9 pmHK time) to discuss the move.

As venues around the world are looking into the best ways to keep viruses at bay, as outlined in the UFI framework for the safe and controlled reopening of exhibitions around the world, it is a timely session and much attention is currently focussing on Brussels Expo with its controversial move.

The Brussels venue’s announcement that it will install UV-C technology to purify the air was met with much enthusiasm and hope among industry professionals, although some scientists have taken a more sceptical view of the efficacy of UV-C against Covid-19, although it is technology that is already being used to disinfect hospital rooms, operating theatres, ambulances, and public transport.

Industry professionals can join the session and hear all about the installation via Zoom

UFI Connects is a way to stay connected, to get through this pandemic, and to be ready for the time afterwards. It is a programme of regular talks, panels, and webinar sessions – organised by the UFI team. Sessions are free of charge for industry professionals.

More information on the programme: https://www.ufi.org/news-media/uficonnects/