The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) has released a white paper titled Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events, Version One, to provide general information for consideration by exhibition organizers when planning for and producing an exhibition during a pandemic.

“Although we are eager to get back to our usual face-to-face business environment, safety must be the top priority and we must look to the science and medical communities for the best ways to go about producing our shows,” said IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “IAEE’s Health and Safety Task Force teamed with associations across the industry to collaborate with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) in order to make sure we are applying the best information available to us as this most recent pandemic progresses.”

“It is important to remember that we are operating within a fluid situation and the information will be changing,” emphasized IAEE Health and Safety Task Force Chairperson Tim McGuinness, IAEE Board Director. “We will be updating this document as we learn from COVID-19, and even moving beyond this particular health crisis.”

Supporting organizations to Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events include the Experiential Designers and Producers Association (EDPA); Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA); Exhibitor Appointed Contractors Association (EACA); Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA); International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM); Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO); and United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

Areas of content include:

  • General Principles for Health & Safety Operations
  • Communication, Education, & Awareness
  • Exhibition & Event Operations
  • Convention Centre/Venue Cleaning Prevention Measures
  • Legal Considerations

Download Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events here.