AIPC and UFI Make “Good Practices Guide to COVID-19” Available to All Industry Members

Brussels/ Paris - March 24, 2020

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. 
Click here to access the guide