Experia Events, organiser of the Singapore Airshow
2020, has confirmed that the biennial event will proceed as
planned from 11-16 February 2020, at the Changi Exhibition Centre
Due to the evolving status of the 2019 novel
coronavirus outbreak however, enhanced precautionary measures to safeguard
the well-being and safety of all attendees are being introduced.
In addition to the current measures called out for
at DORSCON yellow - enhanced cleaning and refuse management to
maintain high standards of hygiene and cleanliness, availing hand
sanitisers to attendees, and a team of doctors and medics to attend
to visitors who are feeling unwell -
additional temperature screening will be put in place at Singapore
Expo and CEC access points.
Mr Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia
Events, said, “The health and well-being of our attendees is of the
utmost priority. Alongside these additional measures, we will also
continue to take reference from guidelines provided by the
authorities such as Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH).”
Singapore’s recent travel restrictions and company
policies on employee travel bans during this period is expected to
reduce the number of exhibitors and visitors.
Ten exhibitors from
China and another six exhibitors from four countries have
so far confirmed non-participation in the airshow.
South Korea's air force has also confirmed that its
Black Eagles aerobatic team (pictured) will not be participating at the
Singapore Airshow 2020, as part of the Koreans’ broader
precautions against the novel coronavirus situation.
“In the coming week, we are focused on delivering
the show while ensuring the overall safety of our attendees.
During this period, we will continue to work with the relevant
authorities and do our utmost to offer support to our exhibitors,
partners and visitors who require assistance,” added Mr Leck.
The Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit
(SAALS) 2020, a component of the airshow programme involving 300
aviation leaders, comprising government officials, civil aviation
authorities, airport operators and airline executives, will
take place this year. This will allow many of the aviation leaders
who are deeply involved in working out the responses to the novel
coronavirus outbreak to focus on exigencies related to the ongoing
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