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#B-SAFE4business Village

Not only do you have our promise to do our level best to ensure the safety of our exhibitors, visitors and partners. We also show it to you!

With the # B-SAFE4business Village, we are bringing our concept to life, with concrete examples that demonstrate how we are implementing the hygiene and distancing measures in accordance with the coronavirus requirements in effect.

Discover the #B-SAFE4business Village

Our 360° tour of the #B-SAFE4business Village will give you an authentic impression of our hygiene and safety measures on the trade fair grounds and showcase the many opportunities for presenting, networking and exchanging ideas. As you tour around, you will be able to find all the detailed information you need: highlights are marked with green dots; gray dots indicate other interesting aspects. Mouseover opens the information on the individual objects.

To get to the desired information quickly and directly, navigate as close as possible to the virtual object you want to view.

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Information on the interactive tour

For your virtual visit of the #B-SAFE4business Village we offer you three options:

  1. The automated tour will guide you to the highlights of the Village. Start by clicking on the play icon at the bottom left of your screen. You can of course pause the tour at any time.
  2. The self-guided tour will start when you click on the screen. It allows you to move freely through the hall. Alternatively, you can click on the highlights in the picture bar at the bottom of the screen.
  3. In addition to the tours, you can also select a top view or the floor plan of the Village to get an overview.

All about the #B-SAFE4business Village

With the #B-SAFE4business Village covering around 5,000 m² of Hall 9 on trade fair grounds, Koelnmesse was demonstrating the prototype of a trade fair that translates the requirements of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia's Coronavirus Protection Ordinance (Corona-Schutzverordnung) into the event practice of international trade fairs.

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Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH

„With the #B-SAFE4business Village, we present concrete practical examples and strengthen the trust in us as a trade fair organiser. We are showing how it’s done. And we are saying clearly: trade fairs are possible.”

Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH

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Further information

#B-SAFE4business Village: Statement Dr Peter Wüst, Managing Director BHB - Handelsverband Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten e.V.

„The Cologne trade fair organisers are well aware of their customers’ concerns and problems. You notice their expertise immediately when you walk through Koelnmesse’s „model safety hall” with open and curious eyes – without any preconceptions - and embrace the hygiene concept #B-SAFE4business.”

Dr. Peter Wüst, Managing Director - BHB - Handelsverband Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten e.V.

#B-SAFE4business Village: Statement Novica Savic, Chief Commercial Officer, exocad GmbH

„Nobody knows how long this pandemic will keep us on tenterhooks. It is therefore essential for us to create new, innovative formats to make a safe trade fair and therefore business possible. Trade fairs such as IDS are important drivers for the industry and are of great importance to companies.

Visiting Koelnmesse’s #B-SAFE4business Village absolutely convinced me that trade fairs can work safely as a way to meet the industry’s decision-makers - without contact, at a distance or digitally.”

Novica Savic, Chief Commercial Officer - exocad GmbH

#B-SAFE4business Village: Statement

„Koelnmesse absolutely won me over with its #B-SAFE4business concept. As the concept was presented in Hall 9, you were able see the considerations and intelligent solutions for a safe visit to the trade fair very clearly. I can only recommend that everyone should take a look at this fantastic concept online. It makes you feel completely safe.”

Hans Strohmaier, Chairman of the Board of Directors - SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK e. V.

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