At least 28 countries including China, Germany and the United States have published dates for exhibitions to reopen in 2020, the majority of them as soon as 1st July. In several markets exhibitions have already restarted : China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Poland. Most countries have imposed restrictions for events to operate under, whether health & safety checks, distancing or density, it varies from market to market.
In this session we hear from industry leaders who share their experiences in getting the green light to reopen their exhibitions.
- Athena Gong, Managing Director, Informa Markets China (China) presents the Chengdu Chinese Beauty Expo, which took place from 9-11 June.
- Claudia Sagripanti, Chief Executive, EEAA – Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (Australia) talks about EEAA’s successful lobbying efforts with the national and regional authorities, and the forthcoming restart.
- Marina Tamagnini, Communication & Public Affairs Director, Fiera Milano (Italy) discusses Fiera Milano’s work with the national and regional authorities to lobby for the reopening.
- Tomasz Kobierski, Chairman of the Board, Grupa MTP (Poland) presents lessons from the two events Grupa MTP have hosted already, the Summer Garden Market and Poznan Moto Fest.