To ensure a safe trade fair experience for all trade fair attendees in the age of the coronavirus – exhibitors, visitors and service providers alike – Koelnmesse and Samsung SDS have developed a new indoor-positioning system for the relaunch of trade fair operations. This new system records the numbers of people and people density throughout the halls and provides these data to visitors in real time. The new app, eGuard, is one element of our effort to ensure professional safety at the highest level while creating an environment in which the spirit of encounter and business can thrive once again.
To help ensure that the app can deliver accurate information about visitor density at a particular venue, use of the app by everyone is mandatory at all times throughout their stay on our trade fair grounds. The app gives users an opportunity to avoid halls with higher density of people. At the same time, it gives Koelnmesse a way to take safety measures to prevent or disperse crowds of people.