The French government has published a timetable for the re-opening of the country related to the COVID pandemic that also foresees when trade shows and business events can be held again:

  • Beginning on June 9, exhibitions and trade fairs can reopen in compliance with a maximum limit of 5,000 people (with health pass)
  • Beginning on June 30, the government states the possibility to hold “any event” that is bringing together more than 1,000 people thanks to a health pass, according to the local health situation in the establishments receiving people, maintaining barrier gestures and social distancing.

UNIMEV President Olivier Roux, Co-founder & GL events Vice president says: “UNIMEV welcomes this announcement which finally sheds light. French industry professionals who are desperate to return to the exhibitions industry, after a ban of more than 14 months, will be able to return to the working order.  For all those who need these meetings to innovate, relaunch their activity, bringing together their stakeholders, this decision finally allows them to look to the future. But this must be specified and supplemented by strong guarantees for the sector because the survival of the sector is always at stake.”

More information here (in French).