15th Sept 2020: With Singapore Tourist Board accepting applications for events up to 250pax from 1st October, our GuardUp range of protection screens will help you exhibit safely.
The main draw of exhibitions has always been the opportunity to get face-to-face with clients and new prospects to generate and develop new and existing relationships. But COVID-19 has put a rather large spanner in the works and now it’s much more difficult to get hands-on with new products, get personal demonstrations of new software and features and meet the people you need to meet.
So when exhibitions return, safety procedures will be put in place to ensure that all delegates and exhibitors are as safe as possible in the exhibition hall, and the risk of transmission is as low as possible. The Singapore Govt’s focus will be fixed on these 250pax events when they happen as they will represent the largest gathering of people in one place since the relaxation of Circuit Breaker and any increase in the country’s case numbers that can be linked back to the event will surely be eyed with suspicion and make it harder to gain the further relaxations that we need to bring back exhibitions as we know them.
The exact contents of the Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS) event guidelines will be known by the end of September but we can assume that there will be lots of hand sanitiser, temperature checks and security personnel in place to make sure that the rules are being adhered to. But as well as the safety measures that we are all used to and now accept as part of every day life, there are also steps you can take on your exhibition stand to make sure that your team stay as safe as possible when talking to people, and we’ve got three very simple adaptations using our GuardUp range of protection screens:
As we mentioned at the beginning, the main draw of exhibitions is the opportunity to get face-to-face with people, so how to do that safely?
We’ve adapted our Flexiframe Display System and formed our GuardUp range of protective screens which includes our MeetUp Hub, which can be used on all booth sizes to make one-on-one conversations safer.
Creating a 4-way cross shape, 2m wide x 2m tall, you could have 1-to-1 conversations or 4 people all in the same discussion, safe in the knowledge that there is a protective screen between everyone.
An alternative to the MeetUp Hub is our MeetUp Lite screens that can safely divide up tables either with a 3-way triangular screen for a round table, or simply a single screen down the middle of a square or rectangular table.
You also have the option of raising the screens up from the table top to provide a document window where you can pass brochures and other papers through.
Many exhibitors use workstations to show product videos or software applications, again in a 1-to-1 situation so we’ve adapted our GuardUp Screens to work with our ISOframe Wave display system, allowing us to attach protective screens at head-height on either side of the LCD screen, so that you can run your demo safely.
If you’re an Exhibition and Event Organiser, the UFI (the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) has published their “Good Practice Guide: Addressing COVID-19 Requirements for Re-Opening Business Events”, which was published on 15th September and gives good insight along with case-studies from recent events.
It can be downloaded from their website here https://www.ufi.org/news-media/media-releases/ or their LinkedIn Page here https://www.linkedin.com/company/ufi-the-global-association-of-the-exhibition-industry
To find out more about the options for protecting your team on your booth, contact us now.