Trade shows in the safe green mode
International Exhibition Company BT 1 resumes trade shows in the safe green mode!
To ensure the safety of participants and visitors, to offer full range of opportunities provided by exhibitions and to reduce the risk of a last-minute event cancelling, International Exhibition Company BT 1 resumes its autumn season events in the green or „safe“ mode, i.e. everyone present has been vaccinated against or has had Covid-19 during the last half year.
„It is a traffic lights principle where the green light signal is the only one allowing starting movement safely, quality exhibitions under the current restrictions can be organised only in the green mode. The green mode is not subject to various restrictions, so people will be able to enjoy all the opportunities exhibitions offer– to have face-to-face communication and consultation, to take part in conferences and workshops, to taste and try new products – safely and effectively, just as it was before the pandemic. The green mode makes it possible to predict that exhibitions will take place as long as possible – until a lockdown,“ tells Viesturs Tile, Board Chairman of the International Exhibition Company BT 1
The green mode allows taking full advantage of the exhibition opportunities
In line with the epidemiological safety measures, exhibitions attended only by persons who are vaccinated against Covid-19 or have had Covid-19 during the last half-year shall be regarded green or safe environment. This condition also applies to children who are not yet vaccinated against Covid-19. The green mode is closest to the time before the pandemic began – neither exhibitors nor visitors will have to wear face and mouth covering, respect physical distancing, nor the number of visitors and opening hours will be limited.
„Companies are well prepared to show the world the best being produced in Latvia, as well as to promote Latvia as an attractive and prospective tourist destination. This spring, we have already foreseen a wider range of support instruments for promoting exports and organising large international events in Latvia in the post-pandemic recovery period, so I am pleased that exhibitions resume – for businesses, it means new contacts and business niches on the global market, for our economy – versatile and export-oriented development. Therefore, I call upon businesspeople, organisations and people focussed on cooperation to participate in international exhibitions in Latvia for the development of both their businesses and the economy as a whole,“ explains Jānis Vitenbergs, Minister for Economics of Latvia.
BT 1 plans to hold 10 international projects this autumn
On 9-11 September, the Baltic’s major food industry fair „Riga Food 202“1and „Travel Fair in Ķīpsala“ to be held in the green safety mode will start the new autumn exhibition season at Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre. International Motor Show „Auto 2021“ will be held from 24 to 26 September. At the beginning of October, all book lovers will have an opportunity to meet at „Latvian Book Fair 2021“ but the International Medical Exhibition „Medbaltica 2021“ will take place a week later. The 10th Anniversary edition of the Baltic Business Technology Fair and Conference „RIGA COMM“ will take place on 14 and 15 October followed by the trade show for furniture, interiors, lighting and design „Furniture & Design Isle 2021“ from 22 to 24 October. The Beauty Industry Fair „Baltic Beauty 2021“ will be held from 5 to 7 November, the International Exhibition of Pets and Zooindustry „PetExpo“ will take place one week later. The autumn exhibition season will be closed by the International Exhibition of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking „Tech Industry 2021“, 25-27 November. All these exhibitions will meet the national Covid-19 safety measures in keeping with the green safety mode.
Prerequisite – a valid Covid-19 certificate
In order to participate in or visit exhibitions, everyone will have to present a valid Covid-19 certificate attesting that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19 or has been diagnosed with the disease during the last half-year. The Covid-19 certificates will be checked on entry before the box offices.
Representatives of companies from countries that have a national Covid-19 certificate made interoperable and verifiable across the European Union will be able to participate in international exhibitions held in Latvia. Find information on Member States connected to the European Digital Covid-19 Certificate Gateway on the website of the European Commission.
If the situation improves – the safety regime might be changed!
Should the number of new COVID-19 cases decreases and the epidemiological situation in the country improves rapidly, BT 1 concedes that another safety regime might be applied to exhibitions and trade fairs, subject to all national safety requirements at that time.
Leading exhibition organiser in the Baltic States
BT 1 boasts more than 26 years of experience in the exhibition business. During these years, the company has become the leading trade fair company in the Baltic States, organising major exhibitions of food, construction, beauty, tourism, mechanical engineering, metalworking and other industries. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, BT 1 brought together annually more than 5500 companies from 50 countries and at least 450,000 visitors from 60 countries.