Paris Hosts Safety: Expoprotection 2020 Preview
The Risk Prevention and Management Industries are joining forces this autumn, with a focus on resilience and crisis management as we move forward prevention and security are now more of a key priority for organisations than ever before. The issues presented by the uncertain global situation have heightened their need for solutions to an increasing number of more complex risks.
Expoprotection 2020, the exhibition for risk prevention and management, will take place in Paris – Porte de Versailles – from 3–5 November 2020. The Covid-19 crisis has sharpened the focus on the challenges of risk prevention facing organisations: Expoprotection will be the highlight of fall, re-
uniting industry suppliers and buyers who will find all the answers to their topics.
“Expoprotection will be the stand-out European event this autumn. the exhibitor offer will likely centre on europe, due to the travel restrictions affecting certain countries in other areas. however, all the sectors will be represented, with market leaders in each having confirmed their attendance. and we’ve also received some very positive signs from visitors, as according to a Vovici survey conducted in June 2020, 97% of visitors to Expoprotection 2018 are planning to come in 2020! ” explains Jean-François Sol Dourdin, Show Director.
Concrete Solutions To Covid-19 And Health Risks
A number of exhibitors are offering solutions to tackle health risks in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the ‘Protection’ sector, for example, protective mask manufacturers will be exhibiting, as will safety visor manufacturers and breathing equipment manufacturers. There will also be several frontline companies in the ‘First Aid & Rescue’ area. In the “Prevention@Work” sector, which primarily addresses the challenges of quality of working life, remote work, crisis management, hygiene and health, exhibiting companies will include many options. So, with all these solutions and an offer tailored to the global situation, Expoprotection 2020 will be an ideal opportunity to prepare companies to face various risks highlighted during the current health crisis.
The First ‘Phygital’ Expoprotection
Expoprotection is currently working on a digital version of the show with a view to simultaneously offering two complementary solutions, Expoprotection Onsite + Expoprotection Online, so exhibitors and visitors have the option of participating both, in person and/or remotely (‘phygital’= physical+digital).
The majority of visitors surveyed plan to use both versions, combining a trip to the show in person with a visit to the digital platform. Expoprotection Online will cater specifically for participants’ three main expectations: sourcing solutions and partners, access to the content of talks and workshops and one-to-one business meetings. Expoprotection Connect, the show’s business meeting programme, will offer participants the option to meet online or in person at the show.
Safety and Health Measures
Reed Expositions France, organiser of Expoprotection, has made the health and safety of customers, partners and colleagues its top priority. Expoprotection will therefore adhere strictly to the health protection measures recommended by the French government and the WHO to limit the spread of Covid-19.
The measures we are taking include:
- Managing and regulating visitor flows
- Making the use of face masks compulsory
- Alcohol-based sanitiser gel available in all areas of the show
- Regular disinfection of spaces
- A layout adapting spaces and conference rooms to social distancing norms
- Regular food hygiene safety checks
- And communication before and during the show to ensure compliance with safety rules.
Please note that all precautionary measures are currently subject to a certification process by a leading inspection and certification company.