LONDON, 11 January 2021 – Since its outbreak in December 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on in-person business events such as industry summits, conferences and trade shows around the globe.
While many governments around the world have announcement tougher restrictions related to the pandemic, the approval and rapid roll out of several COVID-19 vaccines has rekindled hope for the reopening of events. However, their positive effects remain inextricably linked to the ongoing compliance of virus control best practice.
It is against this background that the events landscape has seen one positive step forward with the ground-breaking launch of Safe2Attend – an independent certification service for venues, organisers and suppliers of face-to-face events.
Safe2Attend Certification proves that best practices and applicable laws in hygiene and virus control have been considered, documented, implemented and are being followed so that third-party companies and event attendees have confidence that well-being of individuals is being properly managed.
“With everything going on, it became paramount to send a loud and clear message to all stakeholders that we have been diligent in planning and executing safe events. What was required to rebuild industry confidence was a complete and effective framework for Hygiene and Virus Control,” said Jason Moseley, Founder and CEO of Safe2Attend, and went on to say that “the founding vision of Safe2Attend is that all event and conference attendees feel safer, more secure, and more reassured of being in a healthy environment when meeting colleagues and friends face to face.”
Since its launch, the independent certification service by Safe2Attend has received great interest and plaudits from the events industry. Having awarded certifications to several industry players and being in the process of assessing new ones, Safe2Attend is also having talks with leading hospitality groups for certifying their business event venues worldwide.
Among the first companies to receive hard-earned certification from Safe2Attend is Sounds Commercial, a Bristol-based event management and AV solutions supplier. Explaining why they chose to become certified with Safe2Attend, Managing Director Sarah Ross said: “At Sounds Commercial, we have always prided ourselves on providing not only high quality and innovative event services but also delivering those to the highest standards of compliance. The new requirements on hygiene controls at events will mean the independent certification of our working practices is a must. We are delighted to have recently received this certification from Safe2Attend, which demonstrates to our customers and delegates that when working with Sounds Commercial, they have the absolute reassurance of a risk controlled environment.”
It looks as though this much needed service will become popular among members of the events industry as it plays a crucial role in reassuring sponsors and delegates about the safety of meetings and events.
More information on Safe2Attend Certification and how to become certified can be found at www.safe2attend.com.