RAI Amsterdam ready to host events again

RAI Amsterdam has reopened and is ready to host major events. The convention centre has introduced a string of measures to ensure the safety of its guests in light of the coronavirus outbreak. After following all recommended health and safety guidelines, the world-leading venue, located in Amsterdam’s Zuidas business district, says it is one of the first of its kind in Europe to reopen and host events without having to restrict visitor numbers.

Since the outbreak began, RAI Amsterdam’s team has worked to adapt its facilities and protocols to allow events to be held safely. These changes include widening the venue’s aisles, putting floor markings in places where queues may form, making hand sanitiser available in all areas and increasing the number of registration points. Additionally, clear signage will be used at key locations on the route leading to the venue’s entrances.

Bringing people together safely and responsibly

As of 1 July, there is no maximum number of guests for indoor venues where people are on the move, as long as social distancing is observed. Maurits van der Sluis, RAI Amsterdam’s COO, said: “We are pleased with the relaxation of rules announced on 1 July. By observing the rules and guidelines, we are ready to organise and facilitate events in a safe and responsible manner while ensuring visitors receive a hospitable welcome. I am also delighted that we will again be opening our doors to the renowned international congress Money 20/20 in September.”

Additionally, the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) has issued a COVID-19 protocol for business events which offers guidelines for organisers, suppliers and delegates of meetings and events.

Events planned in Amsterdam this autumn

Money 20/20 Europe is an international B2B convention which brings together the entire payments, FinTech and financial services sector. This year, it takes place from 22-24 September in an adapted form. Visitors will be able to network with a wide range of decision-makers and influencers while observing social distancing guidelines. Several major international exhibitions are also taking place at RAI this autumn, including PLMA’s annual international ‘World of Private Label’ show and the medical conference EAGE, the world's largest multi-disciplinary geoscience and engineering event.

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