2020 will see FIBO kick off with comprehensive hygiene and safety measures. Measures to be undertaken include state-of-the-art guidance systems, enlarged areas and a correspondingly adapted number of visitors as well as gapless contact tracing. With this move we are putting your safety centrestage.
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DESINFECTION AND CLEANING
We put up disinfectant dispensers at all important points around the premises. High-touch surfaces (e.g. counters, tables, handrails) are cleaned more frequently.
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FACE MASKS ARE MANDATORY
FIBO – unless you are seated at e.g. exhibition stands or food service establishments. Trade show participants who do not bring their own masks, will be provided with face masks by us.
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SUFFICIENT AIR HANDLING
The exhibition facilities of Koelnmesse are equipped with state-of-the-art air-handling systems that permit separate exhaust air and supply air handling.
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HYGIENE IN SANITARY FACILITIES
The sanitary facilities are cleaned at very short intervals. Sufficient distance for hand washing and sanitising equipment is ensured.
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CONTACTLESS PATHS THROUGH THE PREMISES
All doors with the exception of fire protection doors will remain open to reduce contact with surfaces.
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NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AT THE EXHIBITION CENTRE
Via online registration and online tickets we constantly keep an eye on the number of visitors and ensure the minimum distance of 1.5 m is always maintained.
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ENLARGEMENT OF AREA
If need be, we will study and plan for enlarging the space for FIBO. This allows us to provide more room for movement for visitors and exhibitors and to safeguard the required safety distance.
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ADAPTATION OF AISLE WIDTH AND TRAFFIC AREAS
In advance we will define the aisle width and traffic areas for FIBO in such a way that the minimum distance of 1.5 m can be maintained.
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MEASURES AT CONFERENCES
Conferences, workshops and lectures form an integral part of FIBO. To protect all participants we will also adjust the seating arrangements and number of seats here. We will not offer any standing areas and will mark separate access and exit routes, if necessary.
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SUFFICIENT ROOM AT ENTRANCE AND WAITING AREAS
The access situation has been individually adapted to FIBO and we calculate entering speeds and maximum number of persons for each one of our entrances. We also assume the minimum distance for waiting areas.
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In the interest of safe trade show operations the minimum distance of 1.5m shall also apply to exhibition stands.
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HANDLING BUSINESS APPOINTMENTS
To protect the health of all the minimum distance of 1.5m should also be maintained during business appointments foregoing physical contact and shaking hands.
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Disinfectants must be made available at each exhibition stand; surfaces must be cleaned at regular intervals and/or after each appointment.
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Unfortunately, we will have to forego any party-like events at exhibition stands during Corona times.
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We will use technical tools to help us monitor, and if need be regulate, the spread of trade show participants and visitor flows at all times.
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DIGITAL GUIDANCE SYSTEMS
Across a large part of the Cologne Exhibition Centre we already use Koelnmesse’s digital guidance system. It allows us to disseminate information in a targeted manner at important hotspots and to draw attention to current regulations.
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TRADE SHOW EVENTS
Each event to be held at the Exhibition Centre is checked for its feasibility by Koelnmesse. Unfortunately, we have to forego party-like events in times of Corona.
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INDIVIDUAL DESIGN OF HUBS
We know the hubs where queues can form and an increased number of visitors can gather. There will be special rules for cloakrooms, bag search, turnstiles, info counters, parking meters and lifts.
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TRACING BY COMPLETE REGISTRATION OF ALL PARTICIPANTS
All trade show participants have already registered by purchasing their tickets online and/or their exhibitor passes in the run-up to the event to obtain their access authorisation. This means we ensure that Reed Exhibitions can quickly identify any contact persons in the event of a Corona infection.
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Tickets will be exclusively sold online. Tickets are available on mobile devices and allow contactless access.
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Our food service partner has drawn up an extensive concept for food services provided inside the halls and for stand catering that complies with legal requirements. This includes measures such as contactless payment.
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We offer various digital services to bring our customers together not only at the Exhibition Centre but also virtually. Each event offers it exhibitors and visitors a wide variety of options for digital trade show participation.
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Properly qualified medical services are available on site at any time.
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STAYING IN COLOGNE
To also guarantee your safety and health outside the Exhibition Centre as best as possible we closely cooperate with the Cologne hospitality sector. Hotels are obliged to implement the hygiene and infection protection standards currently in force as part of the North Rhine-Westphalian Corona Protection Ordinance.
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The hygiene and infection protection standarts in force at the time of the event an especially the regulatory and official provisions an administrative orders as well as the ordes by the organisers and the local trade fair company shall be compiled with and followed. BE SAFE. STAY HEALTHY. (Updated: 19.06.2020)