Board Supports Formnext 2020 Health, Hygiene Protection Concept
Formnext 2020 exhibitor advisory board supports health and hygiene concept. Formnext 2020 is set to take place as scheduled in Frankfurt from 10 – 13 November 2020, but with a revised innovative trade fair format including a comprehensive health protection concept and a new digital component.
Edited by AM Staff
The exhibitor advisory board for Formnext 2020 has announced its support of the show’s health and hygiene protection concept. Formnext 2020 is set to take place as scheduled in Frankfurt, Germany from 10 – 13 November 2020, but with a revised innovative trade fair format including a comprehensive health protection concept and a new digital component. With the wide-ranging health protection concept, developed in cooperation with Messe Frankfurt GmbH, the exhibition organizers have gone above and beyond the legal requirements in order to provide maximum protection for exhibitors, visitors and employees.
The concept centers around a range of measures focusing on hygiene (higher cleaning frequency for example), social distancing (including professional crowd management), and a generous supply of fresh air (including a regular exchange of the hall air every hour).
A thorough registration process for visitors is also planned as well as tickets that are only valid on specific days. Unnecessary contact will be avoided thanks to the fully electronic registration and payment system. A self-declaration concerning attendees’ current state of health for example will also be mandatory.
Formnext is also taking new approaches in the design of the exhibition space and booths: The aisles between the booths will be significantly wider (increasing from 3 to 6 meters) and will also be flanked by a 1 meter-wide communication strip on each side. There will also be CCTV and trained personnel in the hall to monitor whether the coronavirus and social distancing requirements are being observed. The general distance concept is based on a calculation designed to ensure a sufficiently large exhibition space per visitor. The booth construction guidelines are also being adapted accordingly and recommendations regarding catering, for instance, will also be provided. Furthermore, Formnext is offering exhibitors turnkey booth packages designed to comply with all of the social distancing and health protection requirements.
In addition to the booths, visitors will also be able to experience the showcases, lectures, and other events live, the company says.
Formnext 2020 will also have a much stronger digital focus this year in order to offer participants unable to travel the opportunity to participate. The digital aspect is expected to include online product presentations and the accessibility of contact persons. Digital matchmaking also offers a wide range of search and communication capabilities to establish contacts based on similar interests and promote exchange. The format also includes the live and on-demand transmission of a large number of individual supporting events.
The revised trade fair concept of Formnext 2020 also has the express support of the event’s advisory board: “The full scenario for November has, of course, not yet been finalized, but our commitment stands. It is important for us that the trade fair goes ahead, and we are happy to contribute towards the further development of the concept,” states Dr. Christoph Schumacher, Arburg GmbH & Co. KG.