China gets new exhibition centre; other regional venues declare restart

The brand-new Jinjiang International Convention and Exhibition Center has already hosted its first exhibition

A new exhibition centre has opened in China’s Quanzhou city, while Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) and IMPACT Muang Thong Than have shared their reopening plans.

Managed and operated by Pico Far East Holdings, the new Jinjiang International Convention and Exhibition Center is a multipurpose complex with full-fledged exhibition and convention facilities in Quanzhou, part of Fujian Province.

The brand-new Jinjiang International Convention and Exhibition Center has since hosted its first exhibition

The 120,000m2 facility is the largest exhibition centre in Quanzhou, providing some 40,000m2 of space across four exhibition halls.

Held from June 25-28, 2020, the 27th Quanzhou International Automobile Exhibition was the first show in Quanzhou since the outbreak of Covid-19. With stringent controls and measures being in place, the four-day exhibition attracted over 70 mainstream exhibitors and more than 24,000 visitors. Total sales recorded more than 4,000 vehicles within the show period.

Meanwhile in Bangkok, the 140,000m2 IMPACT has resumed its business, and according to tentative reservations as of July 2020, there are 20 events scheduled. Thee include 11 meetings, seven exhibitions such as the Bangkok Motor Show, as well as several incentive events and parties.

The Bangkok Motor Show is scheduled to take place on July 15-26, and will utilise over 170,000m2 of space. It is the first large motorshow since the pandemic.

IMPACT has also prepared guidelines for the new normal across seven different kinds of events, ranging from meeting and conventions, to concerts. The guidelines aim to provide customers with a peace of mind, as these measures were based on recommendations from the government, public health sectors, and other related agencies such as Thai Exhibition Association and Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau.

The venue also offers a hybrid meeting option that can accommodate meetings or conferences from 100 to 3,000 participants.

Over in Australia, BCEC will reopen in August 2020, and is already planning to host several events, once approval is given by the Queensland Health of its Site Specific COVID Safe Plan.

A newly-developed BCEC Safe Event Guideline has been prepared and the venue will assist clients in planning their events to encompass all necessary health and hygiene safeguards, food safety measures and social distancing required under the current opening conditions.

The facility has a total of 44 meeting rooms and event spaces.

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