THE VILLEPINTE SHOW, WITH NEW HEALTH MEASURES
One of your main queries regards health measures in force at the physical show.
The French government and the federation of event organisers (UNIMEV) are currently in negotiation around this very topic. Here are answers to some of the questions you may have regarding the health measures in application at September’s show.
This protocol evolves regularly, do not hesitate to consult it regularly.
How will the show be organised regarding badges and arrival?
Visitors and exhibitors will only use digital badges. The flows of traffic will be managed at the entrance and exit of the show, in order to quantify the total population at any time, as the authorities have requested.
Signage reminding everyone of the social distancing measures to respect will be placed at the entrance and at strategic points of the show, while hand sanitizer will be available at all welcome desks, information desks, and areas where the public are present.
It will be compulsory to wear a mask at the show. We will provide your buyers with masks.
How many people can attend the show?
The social distancing requirements of the health authorities are easily compatible with the size of Paris Nord Villepinte, and will allow us to welcome the usual number of visitors to the show. The aisles will be never less than 3m wide in order to maintain a comfortable flow of traffic in both directions.
Services (catering, rest areas, documentation, etc.)
All the services required for the show to operate normally will be present as usual. Refreshment areas, rest areas and welcome areas in general will be larger, in order to ensure social distancing. Catering services offering takeaway or delivery to the stand will be enhanced.
No paper documentation will be distributed, all the show information will be available on the Première Vision Paris website and app. We recommend that you do the same.
How many people can be on my stand at any time?
The surface area of your stand should make it possible to maintain a social distance of one metre between individuals.
Therefore, a 36m² closed stand can hold 9-12 people – including the stand staff – at the same time.
How should we present our collection?
There are no official regulations governing this aspect, but here are our recommendations:
- Greet all your visitors, do not let them wander freely round the stand, nor touch the collection without your permission.
- Ask your buyers to use hand sanitizer before touching your products, and therefore ideally as they enter the stand.
- Each sales person should have their own collection, that they are the only ones to handle.
- Wear a mask
- Maintain a distance of one metre between individuals, so ideally one buyer and one sales person per table.
- Certain buyers may ask you for disposable gloves, so remember to have some available.
Should we clean the collection after each appointment?
We do not think it is necessary to clean the collection after each appointment. Systematically disinfecting hands (of sales staff and buyers) and wearing a mask are the best preventative measures to take.
Do I have to clean my stand?
The stands will be subject to specific, in-depth cleaning* the night before the show opens and each evening when the show closes. Throughout the day, after each appointment, we recommend you use disinfectant wipes to clean the points of contact in your stand, particularly the welcome areas and tables where you greet clients.
*use of virucides.
Can I offer my clients food or drink?
Yes, but not finger food or buffet-style products. Instead, choose packaged, individual items and disposable cutlery and plates.
How to get to Paris Nord Villepinte
The shuttle service from Porte Maillot will be strengthened, with greater frequency to and from the show.
The taxi service we organise at Paris Nord Villepinte will also be strengthened.
The health measures currently in force on public transport in Paris should be relaxed by September. In addition, negotiations are underway between the federation of event organisers and the Paris transport authorities to increase the frequency of RER trains calling at Parc des Expositions station.
Are these the definitive measures?
These measures have been drawn up in line with the latest recommendations from the health authorities. They will evolve in line with the requirements set out by them.
We will , of course, keep you informed of any changes that may occur.
A more detailed version of the measures we are taking and our recommendations for your organisation will be sent with the General Information Handbook we will be providing.
For any futher information, please send an email to your usual contact.