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IMPACT reopens for large-scale events under the new normal

Jun 30. 2020
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By The Nation

Big-time event organiser, IMPACT Exhibition Management Co Ltd, is reopening IMPACT Muang Thong Thani under the new normal with an emphasis on “smart” and maximum safety provided by UVC sterilisation units.

The 140,000 square metre convention centre, the largest in Southeast Asia, has been inspected by government officials and given the go-ahead for events in the third and fourth quarters.

During the three-month Covid-19 lockdown, IMPACT implemented precautionary and preventive measures in line with guidelines issued by the government, including ensuring a 4sqm space between people during meetings, workshops or seminars, 1-metre space between attendees of parties, product launches, contests and sports competitions and 5sqm space between those attending music events or concerts.

IMPACT has also prepared guidelines for visitors to follow in different areas of the complex.

Apart from this, IMPACT is also offering customers the option of holding virtual seminars. In line with the government’s policy of controlling crowd density, the space for holding meetings has dropped sharply. However, with IMPACT’s new hybrid system, participants have the option of registering for physical or virtual attendance. This way, meetings can accommodate anything from 100 to 3,000 participants.

Equipment such as cameras will be provided at these meetings and technical staff will also be at hand to provide assistance.

So far, more than 20 events have been scheduled for the rest of the year, including gatherings of government agencies, a shareholder’s meeting as well as exhibitions held by the public and private sectors, such as the Mid-Year Sale and Bangkok Motor Show, which are expected to attract huge crowds.

“One of the largest events that people have been looking forward to is the 41st Bangkok International Motor Show, which will be held from July 15 to 26. This will be one of the largest events after the Covid-19 lockdown, and we hope visitors adhere strictly to the Covid-19 preventive measures. This event will become a model for future ones,” said Paul Kanjanapas, managing director of IMPACT Exhibition Management Co Ltd and an executive of IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.

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