FiE/HiE will employ the highest hygiene and safety standards

This year’s Food ingredients Europe co-located with Health ingredients Europe will be organised in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard, developed in response to COVID-19. As the world’s leading events organiser, Informa Markets will employ enhanced measures to ensure the highest levels of hygiene and safety.  Informa Markets is confident that the show will take place as planned from 1-3 December at Messe Frankfurt, Germany, with strong support from the Fi and Hi Europe communities.

AllSecure is an industry-wide standard that has been developed in close cooperation with partners, such as the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), venues, suppliers and relevant authorities for exhibition organisers to adopt and provide reassurance to attendees that events are being held in a safe and controlled environment. For Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe, in particular, the Informa Markets team is in close contact and constant consultation with the City of Frankfurt, the State of Hesse and Messe Frankfurt.

Informa AllSecure is how the industry-wide standard will be adopted at Informa events and features some 35 detailed protocols, covering Cleaning & Hygiene Countermeasures (prior to stand build, again before event opening and during the duration of the event), Phyiscal Distancing following the Crowd Density Standards as set by the State of Hesse, Communication across all channels and platforms, and Protect and Detect in collaboration with the local health authorities.

“The health and safety of everyone involved at the event is our number one priority, and we wanted to communicate our plans as early as possible. We have been monitoring the situation closely, we are in daily communication with the senior management of Messe Frankfurt with whom we are closerly observing the trade shows already taking place in Germany and learning from those.  We are very grateful for the encouragement and support we have received from all partners and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the event”, commented Natasha Berrow, Group Director Food at Informa Markets.

Full details of the prescriptive protocols, guidelines and initiatives for Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe in Frankfurt will be announced over the next few months, and the organiser is continually exploring additional enhanced safety principles for contractors, staff and exhibitors