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Trade fair organiser Easyfairs Netherlands reacts very pleased to the news that trade fairs can continue from 1 July. The Dutch government announced this at the press conference on 25 June 2020. In this press conference it was announced that as long as people are able to keep a distance of one and a half meters from each other, there is no longer a maximum number of visitors for meetings. Easyfairs can and will comply with the required measures.
"With a green light from the government, we will once again organise trade fairs that will give a major boost to the commercial and innovative developments in the various industries and sectors that we are allowed to serve after a difficult corona period. We have all the one and a half meter protocols ready and have made the preparations, in cooperation with the local municipalities, to secure the one and a half meter distance for all our events scheduled from September", explains CEO Jeroen van Hooff of Easyfairs Netherlands.
Van Hooff: "We also feel supported by the earlier positive feedback from an average of 80 percent of the visitors who already had confidence in safe, successful trade fairs this autumn. This was evident from surveys sent out last week. Presumably, after this news from the government, confidence will increase even further. Most exhibitors have also expressed their confidence over the past week".
A condition for allowing meetings without a maximum number of visitors to take place is that participants are asked in advance whether they show any symptoms of Covid-19. Visitors also have to register in advance, something that was already part of all Easyfairs trade fairs. Van Hooff continues: "As soon as one is inside, one can move freely across the exhibition floor in our spacious halls. Of course we use the one and a half meter distance at all places on the exhibition floor. It is also possible to network responsibly both on and off the exhibition floor. Furthermore, extra hygiene measures will be taken, including extra cleaning of sanitary facilities, for example, and disinfection stations can be found at various locations".
The already implemented Smart Badge technology applied at Easyfairs fairs already made it possible to scan contactless information on exhibitors' stands and will now have an even more important function. This badge offers a digital alternative to shaking hands or exchanging business cards. At the end of the exhibition visit, the visitor will receive an e-mail containing an overview of all the exhibitors he or she has scanned.
Source: © Easyfairs