AIRsteril technology deployed in Brussels Expo
The events sector has been one of the hardest hit throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Bringing together thousands of people into one space is not conducive when trying to limit the spread of a contagious disease. One of the largest exhibition centres in Belgium has taken positive action in a bid to get the venue up and exhibiting again.
Brussels EXPO usually holds over 100 events per year from conferences, to gala dinners and exhibitions to product launches, the space is versatile to adapt to almost any requirements. The site usually welcomes over 2 million people per year, but this has been significantly diminished due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brussels EXPO has installed AIRsteril air purification units over a huge floor space of 120,000 m2 in a bid to get the venue up and exhibiting again.
With units installed throughout the main exhibition halls, conference areas, offices, corridors and restrooms combined with all other recommended practices in place the EXPO is leading the way in providing complete cover in the fight against the Coronavirus, ensuring the safest possible environments for customers, exhibitors, visitors, suppliers and staff.
AIRsteril technology operates 24/7 to reduce contamination from bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms, and in addition to face masks, sanitisers, social distancing, the organisation of one-way flow of traffic etc, they are leading the way in allowing reactivation of operations in the events sector. Following on from these measures the exhibition centre was used as a location for students to sit examinations under “optimal sanitary conditions”.
Emin Luka, COO of Brussels EXPO says “Since 1 September 2020, all exhibition halls, performance and conference halls and all workspaces at Brussels Expo are fully equipped with the UV-C ambient air disinfection and purification system; Any event organized with us, and anyone present in our premises will be able to benefit from it. "
Although buildings of this type bring some unique challenges, the concerns here are the same as in all multiple user venues and businesses where the key drive is to create a “safe space” for all. AIRsteril’s proven infection and odour control systems offer continual disinfection in a wide variety of places including hospitals, offices, care homes, gyms, hotels and retail.