Leading bulk liquid storage event StocExpo will open at the Rotterdam Ahoy, on March 10 – 12 as scheduled.
Mark Rimmer, Easyfairs divisional director, says: ‘As the final preparations are made ahead of StocExpo, the safety of our visitors, exhibitors & staff is of our utmost concern.
‘StocExpo has been serving the bulk liquid storage industry for over 15 years, remaining a unique and vital solution for visitors and exhibitors alike. Understandably, we have received many queries regarding the novel coronavirus, and we want to assure our community, we are doing everything we can to keep all attendees safe during their visit.
‘During this time, we have listened to our varied stakeholders and naturally we have considered a postponement, but while we’re continuing to receive daily registrations for the event and the Dutch authorities continue to tell venues and organisers to run events, we remain vigilant whilst open for business.
‘Attendees can be assured that The Rotterdam Ahoy has introduced several pro-active measures to reduce risk, including hand sanitizers being readily available throughout the building and cleaning teams performing extra and repetitive cleaning in key areas (hard surfaces, handrails & other touch points).
‘Easyfairs is also recommending that when greeting people at the show, a more reserved gesture such as a slight wave or a nod of acknowledgement may be appreciated. They are also recommending visitors utilise the Easyfairs ‘touch & collect’ smart-badge technology to collect information digitally as much as possible.
Rimmer continues: ‘Of course we will continue to monitor the situation and follow official information and advice. We look forward to hosting the liquid bulk storage community this week and we wish everyone a safe, productive & enjoyable show.’