Throughout the world, COVID-19 has greatly impacted the business-to-business (B2B) exhibitions industry. OATF has taken cognizance of this and is closely monitoring the effects of the pandemic on the industry. OATF is closely adhering to National regulations guidelines and protocols; as well as those suggested by the WHO www.who.int.
The guidelines below shall be strictly adhered to during OATF 2021 exhibition:
Every exhibitor and visitor shall be temperature tested and sanitized on point of entry to the show ground.
Visitors shall be given a ground map layout for direction to each and every venue.
Daily exhibition hall disinfection
All entrance revolving door handles, main door handles, and push bars
High-touch points in meeting areas (door handles, podiums, etc.)
Security, Fire Safety and paramedic personnel have guidelines on how to recognize possible symptoms of Coronavirus.
First Aid staff will be available to assist attendees or exhibitors as needed.
Air flow: The venue will increase the outside air intake/air change rate during event hours.
Venue Area and Show Organization
Daily cleaning in all event areas
Hand sanitizer stations placed at strategic locations throughout the event area
Sale of masks on site for exhibitors at the information desk
Temperature testing for Exhibitors and Visitors
Pre-exhibitors registration (two weeks in advance)
Option of Online visitor ticket purchasing to allow even distribution of people within entrance gates and limit queues in entry tickets at exhibition ground
Decreased seating in the conference sessions to allow for social distancing
Encouraging social distancing in common areas through signage and floor decals
A maximum of 30 minutes per visitor in a hall to allow others enter the hall
Exhibition halls entry shall be guided by the security personnel to ensure compliance protocols.
Best Practices and Recommendations for Exhibitors
OATF shall provide best practices/suggestions for exhibitors to maintain adequate social distancing in their exhibition booths including:
Cleaning machines and high touch surfaces with alcohol based sanitizer multiple times throughout the day
Allow adequate social distancing in the stand
Schedule appointments in advance with potential clients
Exhibitors must provide hand sanitizer in the exhibition booth for all visitors
Only two personnel are allowed at each stand per shift
A maximum of Four (4) visitors are allowed at a time.
OATF Virtual Fair brings together B2B exhibitors as well as visitors from all sectors. It provides a platform for attendees and non-attendees alike to connect in real time during the event, and for a period of three months after the trade fair. Exhibit anywhere in the comfort of your space and meet attendees and other exhibitors live, you will have a conference-like atmosphere without the expense and time commitment of traveling.