AIPC and UFI Make “Good Practices Guide to COVID-19” Available to All Industry Members
Brussels/ Paris - March
AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres and UFI, the
Global Association of the Exhibition Industry are now making their
recently developed “Guide to Good Practices” for the management of
COVID-19 health and operational challenges available to all industry members.
It can be downloaded free of charge via either the AIPC web site at or the
UFI web site.
“This Guide was developed as a tool for our respective members for
management of the COVID -19 outbreak in the context of their venues; however,
early feedback has made us realize that there are many elements of its content
that apply to other aspects of the overall event equation”, said AIPC President
Aloysius Arlando. “We have therefore decided to make it generally available to
anyone in the industry that may find it of use in support of developing better
and more consistent management strategies” .
“The top priority at the moment for all of us is the containment of the
COVID-19 outbreak, and that means anything any of us can do to enhance that
effort is a collective responsibility” said UFI President Mary Larkin.
“Wherever we can share relevant resources, we will continue to do so”.
The 27 page document incorporates both strategic and practical guidance
in the form of advice, suggestions, examples and tips focusing in particular on
new, updated and modified information as opposed to simply pre-existing,
standard health and safety controls and crisis management measures. It
incorporates updated convention and exhibition centre health and safety
policies, plans and procedures and was assembled with the support, input and
review of AIPC and UFI members engaged in a task force set up for this purpose
under the overall guidance of a global expert in health and security matters.
The text also includes many 'live' document links to allow additional
information to be accessed directly, as well as lists of additional key
industry and health authority resources that may enhance planning and
tactics. As with all materials being used in a rapidly evolving situation
it will be updated as new information and insights become available.