During the corona press conference on February 15th, the Dutch cabinet said: “We are more resistant to the virus due to vaccinations, booster shots and acquired immunity. So the Netherlands is going to open up.” Only a number of basis advice, such as not shaking hands, hygiene, ventilation and getting tested when you have symptoms. For (trade) fairs this means that they can continue as usual. So even without a corona entry pass, face masks and social distancing.
“We are extremely happy! Two years ago, the world turned upside down and the event industry was hit extremely hard. Now it’s time to open our doors again, and without measures. We are looking forward to a fantastic spring with many wonderful events”, says CEO Jeroen van Hooff of event organizer Easyfairs Netherlands.
At indoor locations accommodating more than 500 people where there is no assigned seating, for example night clubs and festivals, everyone must show a negative test result. This does not apply at events where there is a continuous flow of visitors, such as trade fairs and conferences.
Smart Badge technology
It is advisable for everyone to keep following the recommendations that have proven effective in limiting the spread of the virus: washing your hands, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, getting tested when you have symptoms and not shaking hands. Before corona, it was already possible at all Easyfairs trade fairs to collect contactless information using our Smart Badge technology. Upon arrival, every visitor receives the so-called Smart Badge, a badge with a special integrated chip. Whit this Smart Badge you can easily scan exhibitor stands by sliding the smart badge over the badge reader of the exhibitor. The badge reader is the special reader that every exhibitor receives and must place visibly on their stand. After your exhibition visit, you will receive an e-mail with an overview of all exhibitors that you have scanned.
Every visit is a safe visit
Your safety has always been one of our top priorities, and now more than ever. Our events and venues are doing everything to be the cleanest and safest places to meet and do business. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. We have raised our already high standards of hygiene and developed new health and safety protocol to meet the challenges presented by corona. Our partnerships with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, ensures that Easyfairs meets the highest international standards for health and safety. We are working hard to make every visit a safe visit.