IAEE Updates White Paper on Safely Reopening Exhibitions

Sue Pelletier, Senior Editor
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IAEE Updates White Paper on Safely Reopening ExhibitionsThe third edition of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events white paper, “Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events,” offers up-to-date information trade show organizers need to know when planning and producing an exhibition during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Originally released in June 2020, the latest edition includes enhancements to show-related operational procedures, including exhibitor on-site ordering, labor operational processes, post event/move out, and registration build. The report also has updated information on COVID-19 testing options, legal considerations such as attendee and employee vaccines and testing mandates, and risk assessment tools. In addition, it includes additional resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Exhibitor Services and Contractors Association (ESCA).

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“In returning to face-to-face exhibitions and events, we want to make sure we are providing as much current information as possible to aid show organizers in every aspect of the show management process,” IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, said. “The collaboration between the industry partners in this white paper enables this, since each specialty has a voice and contributes subject matter to an effort that is in everyone’s best interest.”

The white paper is available for free download for IAEE members; cost to nonmembers is $49.