The so-called new normal, which we are reaching in many parts of the world, will continue to be a modified normal with measures that will try to minimize the possible effects of Covid-19 as much as possible, until in the best of cases the long-awaited effective vaccines that allow us to return to everyday life as we knew it until the arrival of the pandemic.
And although there are those who predict that some effective vaccines could arrive during this fall, there are still no certainty of this, so in this de-escalation process, there are still activities that have not yet been resumed, trying to adapt to the new circumstances. as is the case of the exhibition activity in the exhibition and congress centers.
In this sense, the Fira de Barcelona, where the annual Mobile World Congress (except this year for Covid-19), it is already preparing to reopen its doors from next September, with a full schedule of celebrations for the last quarter of the year.
When MWC returns next year, as at other scheduled fairs and events, your stands should be more spacious, better protected, and easier to clean, without this time being able to offer items that visitors can take with them, such as brochures or welcome bags.
Equally, should also use technology to help minimize risks, including digital accreditation, contactless payments, in addition to capacity and visitor control through the use of artificial intelligence.
It is possible that the visits by appointment, and a temperature control of visitors by means of fixed thermal cameras or portable equipment before entering, whose routes and access points must also be altered to allow social distancing, avoiding the coincidence of those who enter with those who leave the premises.
Also with the help of technology, it is necessary to bet on the traceability of movements and contacts made by visitors during the celebration, in addition to other measures that are reflected in the almost 1,000 measurements of new antiCovid security protocol and that is included in detail in the new manual developed in collaboration with the consultancy specialized in risks Aon and the advice of the Hospital Clnic de Barcelona.