Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre works for the safety of events proactively and assertively.
The health of clients and staff are of vital importance also in the new situation. Messukeskus follows authorities’ guidelines closely but as a professional and experienced event organizer also proactively wants to ensure the safety of our events.
The safety of the events at Messukeskus in this new situation is prepared by a restart-team consisting of staff with multidisciplinary expertise. The task of the team is to look over the event path of the clients as precisely as possible and make it safe down to the last detail.
For instance, hygiene products and services, safety distances and effective communication will be reviewed. In order to ensure safety, entirely new ways will also be discussed. Should risk groups have their own visiting hour in the beginning of the exhibition day? Is it possible to communicate digitally about visiting flows in real time and thus prevent rush times at events?
Preparation includes effective cooperation with Messukeskus’ restaurant, cleaning and other partners.
When activities start again, clients are informed about safety effectively, through several channels and well in advance. Preliminary information about preparations is even now updated continuously on https://messukeskus.com/corona/?lang=en.
”The impact of the pandemic on event participation is discussed, both because of safety effects as well as due to the significant consequence on economy and employment. When corona restrictions eventually are dismantled and events can be organized again, the world will presumably not immediately be the same as before. Events are still needed and very much required according to our clients, who have told us so in many different ways. With our own activity we want to reassure, that it is safe to come to events when it again is time for them.”
Managing Director Anni Vepsäläinen, Messukeskus Helsinki