Posted on 18, February, 2021
Last Modified on 23, February, 2021
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Exhibitions were severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 with the vast majority of shows becoming cancelled, postponed, or converted to virtual experiences. While restaurants, stores and other businesses reopened over the Summer months, live events and large gatherings remained in a holding pattern until very recently.
The first major exhibits started off in January, taking notes from other industries on how to re-open safely. Social distancing, safety signage, and sanitization; all now too-familiar concepts have followed us into 2021 as the United States progresses towards mass vaccinations and herd immunity. As the risk of infection continues to loom, trade shows will not be exempt from public protocols.
But, the show must go on, and with hundreds of events already reserving space on this year’s calendar; it will. We must do what we can to ensure a confident return and ultimate success. How can event planners and exhibition designers create safe environments for attendees in 2021? In this guide, we’ll provide you with tips and professional recommendations to prepare for the return of in-person events.