Ascential Secure is the health and safety standard for our live events, developed to address the risk posed by COVID-19.
Our standard mirrors those developed by industry association partners including UFI, AEO and SISO, peers including Informa, Reed Exhibitions and Clarion, venues, suppliers, contractors and health, government and local authorities. We have adopted these industry-wide standards to help deliver safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality live events.
Ascential Secure explains how this industry best practice is being delivered at our live events.
This means that people coming to our events can have every confidence that we are taking all reasonable precautions to keep them safe, and that they can get on with the most important things for them and their business: gaining the information, insights, connections, data and digital tools that they need.
Our live events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, all Ascential events, regardless of format or location, will follow ten top measures outlined below.
Where appropriate, our live events will also follow the full range of industry standards and guidelines, as published by SISO: SISO All Secure Standard
Ascential Secure is the approach we are taking to enhance the health and safety standards in place at Ascential events, following COVID-19.
From exhibitors to sponsors, speakers, visitors and journalists, those who come to our events do so to gain the information, insights, connections, data and digital tools that they need, effectively and safely.
The standards and practices that make up Ascential Secure are designed to provide confidence that at every Ascential event, we are striving to provide the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and quality.
Ascential Secure is based on a set of event industry standards, called All Secure.
The All Secure industry standards were developed collaboratively by a group including industry associations UFI, AEO and SISO, event organisers Informa, Reed Exhibitions and Clarion, a range of event venues, suppliers and with input from health, government and local authorities.
Ascential Secure is the way these industry-wide All Secure standards are being applied to Ascential live events.
You can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.
As a starting point, Ascential Secure events will be run according to the guidance of the government or official local authority for that location, and according to any venue-specific regulations.
In addition, all Ascential Secure events follow ten key measures around Cleaning & Hygiene, Physical Distancing and Protection & Detection, with additional measures in place where relevant and practical for the type of event and its location.
As a minimum, all our events follow the ten key Ascential Secure measures around Cleaning & Hygiene, Physical Distancing and Protection & Detection, in addition to following the guidance of government or official local authorities and any venue-specific regulations.
For details of the specific measures in place at a particular event, see the event’s website or contact the event team directly. More details will also be included in event materials on registration or booking.
No environment or space inside or outside of the home can ever be 100% safe.
At controlled event gatherings like our live events and by applying Ascential Secure measures, we have put in place a comprehensive range of enhanced standards that make the health and safety of everyone who attends a priority.
Through measures such as enhanced deep cleaning before, during and after events, non-contact registration, distancing and crowd management, and the deployment of screening and protective equipment, we are striving to provide the highest standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness, and to ensure that following COVID-19, our customers, partners and colleagues can gain the information, insights, connections, data and digital tools that they need.