AIPC and UFI release good practices guide to Covid-19


AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres, and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, have released a guide to good practices for venues in the management of health and operational challenges specifically relating to the current Covid-19 outbreak.

The 27-page document incorporates both strategic and practical guidance in the form of advice, suggestions, examples and tips focusing in particular on new, updated and modified information as opposed to simply pre-existing, standard health and safety controls and crisis management plans. The text also includes ‘live’ document links to allow additional information to be accessed directly, as well as lists of additional key industry and health authority resources that may enhance planning and tactics.

This Guide was created to emphasise the importance of cooperative action in the face of such an issue

“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,” said UFI president Mary Larkin.

“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. It will also be made available to all members of the industry.

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