Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Hamburg Convention Bureau joined hands with MICECLOUD Solutions and recently launched a free tool that calculates the required room size for events in line with new COVID-19 regulations. The simple free tool would now help event planners and service providers to discover the most suitable venues in Hamburg that can enable them to organise a safe and socially distanced event.
Hamburg Convention Bureau and MICECLOUD Solutions worked together to add new Coronavirus criteria to their venue search website that would allow individuals to apply for the corona capacity calculation while searching for an event space. The search would filter the venue options in line with current social distancing regulations and provide event planners with a definitive list of spaces that can host their chosen number of participants with safety and comfort.
This new tool gives planners an idea that their chosen venue is the best fit as well as the safest option for their meeting or event. In addition to the new search tool, the Hamburg Convention Bureau team is working intensively behind the scenes with key industry players to develop a business events re-launch timetable. The organisation is leading various working groups to deal with topics such as implementation of recommendations for events, implementation of hygiene measures and hybrid event formats, all in order to prepare the city’s conference industry for the new business reality.
Kai Dieterich, Interim Head, Conventions Division, the Hamburg Convention Bureau said in a press statement that the tool will provide important support for the events industry. He mentioned that conference rooms which previously hosted 1,000 people can now only hold a fraction of that amount due to current regulations and hence the corona capacity calculation have been introduced to help planners make informed and safe choices for their event. He said that the tool will also give location operators a valuable platform to showcase their venues.
He shared that the tool will be developed and updated with regard to latest guidelines so that authorities can response rapidly if distance regulations change, ultimately saving location operators and planners plenty of work. Stefanie Lemmermann from MICECLOUD Solutions GmbH, added that together with the Hamburg Convention Bureau, the company hopes that the new service com will help make an important contribution to the city and its venues.