Live Expo demonstrates ways to restart

Gwen Kaufmann - Wednesday, October 28, 2020    

Photo: Johannesburg Expo Centre

With the easing of restrictions in South Africa, there is an opportunity to demonstrate to government, business SA and other stakeholder groups that exhibitions and events can be hosted safely, with all the required COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place. The Restart Expo is a small-scale exhibition designed by Specialised Exhibitions and Johannesburg Expo Centre as a showcase for government, industry, media, PCOs, exhibitors and visitors to see what exhibitions will look like post COVID-19. Taking place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, from November 25 to 26, 2020, there will be about thirty exhibitors taking part, representing the industry and industry suppliers, amongst others. There will also be a seminar theatre, a meeting area and a business lounge on the exhibition floor. The entire event will be designed with social distancing in mind and full COVID-19 protocols will be in place. A stage will be set up in the seminar theatre with all the equipment required for speaker presentations. The speaker programme will focus on topics related to the business tourism industry with the purpose of creating dialogue around business concerns and solutions. "The Restart Expo is an opportunity for government authorities and officials to attend the show to see how exhibitions and events can be held in strict accordance with COVID-19 protocols and requirements, and be confident that the exhibitions and events industry is ready to move ahead and reopen," says Craig Newman, group chief executive officer of GL Events South Africa and former president of UFI. "There really is no reason to keep the industry closed. We have big facilities available, we are professionals and we are able to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols." (kf)


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