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Interclean has extended its physical event at RAI Amsterdam to a combination of online and offline, making it possible for everyone to join.

Online and onsite educational sessions for the event (taking place Nov. 3 to 6) will complement each other and are available for everybody throughout the day, as well as the possibility to (virtually) visit companies, plan meetings and socialize with peers. 

In addition to the regular knowledge program onsite, attendees will be able to follow the interactive sessions live online in which they can ask questions directly to the speakers.

"We have every confidence that we are able to proactively and effectively address all COVID-19-related risks at the show," says Robert Stelling, exhibition manager. "We are fully prepared to bring people together safely and let them experience again the power of connections in both the physical as well as the virtual world."

The most important measure will be that all people need to keep 1.5 metre distance from others at all times. There will be safety paths of 4 metres and the exhibition will perform crowd management and routing to stimulate the flow of visitors. With maximum prevention in mind, the exhibition floor is re-arranged to ensure that exhibitors are perfectly able to have their personal meetings and offer hospitality on their stands.

RAI will also ensure good hygiene by providing such means as touchless hand sanitizer, soap, napkins, wipes and other cleaning materials.

"The current challenge has only made us more committed in fulfilling our role as the meeting place for hygiene professionals, through building bridges for successful cooperation, and by providing a platform for sharing of expertise across the global industry," Interclean Amsterdman says in a press release. "We firmly believe that this is even more important as organizations worldwide are looking to build consensus on how to tackle outbreaks like the coronavirus. Thus, Interclean Amsterdam can provide important impetus for the global economy at a time when it is much needed in view of global health issues.