IBTM World Barcelona, which will take place between 30 November – 2 December at Fira Barcelona, has revealed the health and safety measures for its in-person event.
Inside the venue, attendees are required to wear masks and maintain a 1.5 metre social distancing as per the current Spanish regulations. Exhibitors will incorporate this requirement into their stand design and stand demonstrations will be one-to-one to avoid congregations, according to ITBM. Other measures include increased ventilation incorporating outdoor fresh air, hand sanitiser stations and high cleaning standards.
All attendees are encouraged to plan their travel to the venue and print their badges ahead of time to allow for a smooth entry at the event. An elbow bump is the recommended greeting to ensure a safe, seamless and productive event experience for all attendees.
The organiser points out that event health and safety precautionary guidelines are subject to change as directed by the local authorities.
Kerry Prince, Brand Director, RX (the organisers of IBTM World), said: “Having already successfully run a series of events in 2021 as part of our RX portfolio, we have been able to take some of the learnings from those shows and apply them to the strategic planning of IBTM World. Our team has worked extensively with industry peers to create a safe working standard called “All Secure” for holding events in a COVID-impacted world, and IBTM is working closely with the local authorities and the Fira Barcelona to implement all other necessary precautions.”
Global suppliers and destinations attending IBTM World include Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Melia Hotels & Resorts, Conference Compass, Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority, Munich Convention Bureau, Latvia Tourism and Flanders Meeting and Convention Centre, Croatian Tourist Board, Basquetour, Visit Czech Republic, Visit Austria and Visit Norway.