Thursday, 27 May 2021
A decisive event for the safety of the Group´s human resources and clients,
the initiative is downstream of a process extending through the entire pandemic period. Between June 2020 and May 2021 approximately 900 serological tests and screening swabs for the four venues´ staff
Rimini, 27th May 2021 - IEG - Italian Exhibition Group is participating in an aware enthusiastic manner in the project of Confcooperative Romagna, Confindustria Romagna and Legacoop Romagna, announced yesterday to the media, which will enable vaccination on a voluntary basis for its employees, thanks to the intercompany hubs set up in the Romagna region.
´We have an extraordinary opportunity´, says IEG CEO Corrado Peraboni, ´which enables us to firstly safeguard our collaborators´ health and at the same time provide our clients a further guarantee of safety, also bearing in mind the imminent reopening of expos and conferences.´
´Offering our employees the possibility of taking advantage of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine´, explains IEG HR & Organization director Silvia Fabbri, ´is in sync with the constant commitment to safeguarding their health and is downstream of a process begun right from the first lockdown, with the aim of also protecting the psychological wellbeing of our human resources, supporting them with a series of initiatives intended to maintain motivation during smart working, often the cause of isolation. For example, we ran repeated surveys to check the company atmosphere and invite collaborators to send us their proposals and requests. Over the last year, IEG has put vast screening activity at the disposal of the entire group´s employees, held directly on its premises, with a total of approximately 900 serological and swab tests carried out.´
As well as the main safety protocol (#SafeBusiness by IEG), the Group has implemented ad hoc protocols as in the case of digital events foreseeing on-site participation of speakers or artistic or technical staff, which were managed like real bubbles, with the people involved undergoing repeated cycles of swabs tests. Fabbri adds, ´In fact, cases of Covid which could be referred to an infection occurring in our company have been totally residual so far.´
For its Rimini premises (the Expo Centre and Palacongressi conference centre), since the Emilia - Romagna Region had already established the guidelines of the company vaccination project, IEG was able to confirm its participation in the Confindustria Romagna intercompany hub: vaccinations will begin approximately from June at the Nuova Ricerca health facility.
For the IEG premises in Vicenza, Milan and Arezzo, at present the respective Regions have not yet established the guidelines for company vaccinations, but IEG is in contact with Confindustria to begin promptly as soon as there is any news.
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Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), listed on the MTA (screen-based stock exchange) organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has built up over the years, through its Rimini and Vicenza venues, a position of domestic leadership in the organisation of trade fairs and conferences, and has developed its foreign activities - also through joint ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, India - which have positioned it among the leading European operators in the sector.
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