CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

March 20, 2020

Due to the serious nature of the COVID-19 virus around the world, the following shows on our event calendar have been cancelled or postponed:

Cancelled Events
FIDAE 2020 
Farnborough Airshow 2020

Postponed Events
Hospitalar 2020 - new 2020 dates TBD
Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2020 - new dates AUGUST 24 - 27, 2020
FIME 2020 - new dates AUGUST 25 - 27, 2020

 

 

 

We understand the disappointment to all across the international events industry, not to mention our important exhibitors, suppliers and visitors. It’s important to us that we speak directly to anyone who may have concerns about any show postponment or cancellation. We appreciate your patience, these are incredibly difficult times but we are absolutely committed to maintaining strong relationships.


March 5, 2020

At Kallman Worldwide, the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and staff is our number one priority as we organize USA Partnership Pavilions at international trade shows around the world.

Face-to-face meetings can and must continue. Effective international trade shows enable us to meet numerous clients from around the world and eliminate the need for dozens of business trips to accomplish the same goals.

That said, we also respect the serious nature of the COVID-19 virus and are undertaking numerous initiatives to mitigate the risk of infection in our USA Partnership Pavilions. These initiatives were successfully implemented at the Singapore Air Show in February this year.

USA Partnership Pavilion COVID-19 Precautions

  • Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, personal hygiene reminders and “Conduct business without handshakes” signs will be provided in every booth, in all Meeting Points, Exhibitors’ Lounges and Conference Rooms
  • All food items in the USA Partnership Pavilion will be individually wrapped and beverages served by an appointed staff member. NO self-service will be allowed
  • Staff will be required to wear protective gloves when handling food and beverages
  • We are doubling our cleaning staff at all shows until further notice
  • In addition to the thermal scanners we strongly suggest that show organizers utilize at the show’s registration area, there will be a non-contact thermal scanner available in the USA Partnership Pavilion Meeting Point for anyone’s use. The local prescribed procedures will be posted and followed if a fever is detected
  • Kallman Worldwide will highlight the location of on-site medical facilities on all floor plans produced for the USA Partnership Pavilion
  • Water bottles will be available; water coolers will not
  • ALL USA Partnership Pavilion exhibitors will register their mobile phone numbers with Kallman Worldwide to allow for immediate contact should that be required
  • We will conduct a pre-event briefing (webinar), for all our exhibitors, specifically focused on COVID-19, to ensure that everyone has the most up to date information and maximum situational awareness

In its 1,000-year history, the trade show industry has survived every imaginable catastrophe. In all cases the recovery was aided by cautious businessmen and women following best practices and getting back to (trade show) work.  We encourage you to share any additional ideas or best practices you are aware of so that we can build the safest possible environment for us all.


We are following the coordinated advice of the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, local Ministries of Health and individual show organizers to implement best practices and precautions at all of our events. Please refer to these international authorities for further guidance:

World Health Organization Coronavirus Guidelines

Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Guidelines


We will update this advisory regularly as warranted.