EEMA releases COVID safety norms for events industry

Chandigarh, September 22, 2020: The Events and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), a national apex body of events and experiential marketing industry, released a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) here today at the Hotel JW Marriott, Chandigarh at a press conference.
Punjab’s Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, formally released the EEMA’s SOPs and hoped that despite the challenges of COVID19, industry and trade must restore their operations while maintaining health safety.
He commended EEMA for compiling the SOPs for the industry which shall be highly useful for everyone.
He said that he shall also be requesting the Punjab Chief Minister to increase the numbers allowed for social and corporate gatherings.
Ankur Kalra, a founder member of EEMA, appreciated the Government’s decision to open up the event industry allowing the gathering of maximum of 100 people for social, religious, cultural, and corporate events in most parts of the country under Unlock 4.0.
The SOPs are for the event organisers and other stakeholders including hotels to ensure complete safety of the guests, which in fact can be used by any organization, informed Vijay Arora.
Earlier, the local representatives of EEMA presented a copy of the 300-page document to Punjab’s Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, who hoped that events conducted under strict supervision as per the health guidelines shall ensure safety of organisers and the guests.
Ankur Kalra said that the availability of SOPs to the industry shall help ease the operations and open up the economy, instill confidence amongst the organisers as well as the public, giving a fillip to this Rs.5 lakh crore industry that employs over 10 million people who were affected during the lockdown.

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