BT 1 resumes business exhibitions to encourage economic recovery!

On 9 June, the Cabinet approved the regulations on “Epidemiological Safety Measures to Restrict the Spread of Covid-19”, which, as of 10 June, allows business exhibitions to be organised following the specified safety measures. In order to help businesses emerge from the crisis caused by the pandemic and to contribute to the country’s economic recovery, the building industry exhibition House I 2020, mothballed at the Exhibition Centre since the state of emergency was declared in the country, will resume at Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre from 12-14 June.

“Today, reinstating economic activity has never been more important! Direct communication has a huge power in business; it opens the door to new business, contacts, ideas and cooperation. Resuming business exhibitions will kick-start business. In view of the capacity and security measures put in place, we are able to organise safe exhibitions," tells Viesturs Tīle, Chairman of the International Exhibition Company BT 1.

The Cabinet Regulations on "Epidemiological Safety and Counter-Epidemic Measures to Restrict the Spread of COVID-19" include provisions regulating the regional, national or international exhibitions, aimed at promoting culture, business development, marketing, lifestyle and innovation.

The Cabinet Regulation provides that no more than 50% of the maximum total capacity of premises and infrastructure shall be allowed in the exhibition grounds at the same time. The area of Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre (14 000 m²) allows to ensure safe movement of visitors in compliance with the physical distancing rule and epidemiological safety requirements. The House I 2020 exhibition will have at least 3 metres wide aisles between the rows of stands, entirely separate visitor entrances and exits. There will be no more than one visitor per 4 m² of the publicly accessible space in the halls allowed at the same time and information on the maximum number of people will be publicly available. The exhibition centre provides regular cleaning and disinfection of premises, hand sanitisers. Avoid Crowds warning signs and 2m physical distancing floor stickers are deployed throughout the exhibition grounds. Find out more information on safety measures:

“Business exhibitions are a valuable platform for showcasing new and innovative products, as well as getting to know potential customers and partners. In addition to the sectors they serve, the exhibitions contribute to regional development; generate revenue for the travel and tourism industry, as well as for hotels, restaurants, retail and the transport sector. Business exhibitions can help many companies get out of the crisis faster,” explains Līga Meņģelsone, Director General of the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia.

Latvian companies also value exhibitions as an indispensable marketing tool. "It is important to understand that business exhibitions are not entertainment. Participants in exhibitions and B2B trade events are business-oriented. The House I 2020 exhibition promotes trade we urgently need at the moment", points out Toms Dinvietis, a board member at Helmiks R and a participant of House I 2020.

Leading manufacturers and direct suppliers will present advanced construction technologies and turnkey solutions at the House I 2020 exhibition to be held at Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre, 12-14 June. All previously purchased tickets for House I 2020 will be valid. Find out more about participant offer:

International Exhibition Company BT 1 boasts more than 25 years of remarkable experience in the exhibition business. Every year, BT 1 brings together more than 5500 companies from 50 countries and at least 450 000 visitors from 60 countries. 

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