UK: The organiser of the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) Exhibition has announced that this year’s event will go ahead with visitor numbers restricted to 1,000.
The TCS&D Exhibition, Conference and Awards are scheduled to return to the East of England Arena in Peterborough on September 7-8. However, despite the end of restricted attendance numbers for indoor events being scheduled for late June, the organiser insists TCS&D 2021 will be kept small and safe by capping visitor numbers at 1,000.
The bi-annual TCS&D show will incorporate the Cold Chain Hub conference – the programme for which is being devised by the Cold Chain Federation.
“After a challenging 12 months for our sector and as we return to a more normal life, we want TCS&D to deliver a host of tangible benefits to give our visitors a great couple of days,” explained exhibition director Martyn Cogan.
In addition to a cap on visitor numbers, the event will incorporate a number of other measures to ensure a Covid-secure environment. These will include thermal camera checks on arrival, numerous sanitiser stations and wider aisles.
“There is plenty of space to spread out at the East of England Arena,and we’ll also be locating more exhibits than ever in the new TCS&D Outdoor Marketplace,” Cogan said.
Pressed on how the show could effectively limit the number of visitors, Cogan told the Cooling Post: “We will be releasing more information in due course on our plans to limit visitors, as there are a couple of options that we are discussing with our exhibitors and registration company.
“We feel that taking this approach to the show is a sensible decision after lockdown restrictions have been eased,” he added.
The annual TCS&D Awards to recognise and reward excellence in the cold chain will again take place on the first evening of the show.
“As the 2020 awards had to become a virtual event, it will be wonderful for professionals in the industry to celebrate and network together again with their peers, albeit with extra safety measures as necessary,” Cogan said.
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