In today’s complex international health context, MUSEUM CONNECTIONS confirms its intention to hold a physical event next January.
As the benchmark event for cultural and tourism venues, MUSEUM CONNECTIONS 2021 provides a wonderful opportunity to review the challenges in these sectors. During lockdown and then since their reopening, many venues have devised new ways to fulfil their mission and continue to amaze their audiences.
As an international trade show that is resolutely focused on the economic challenges facing cultural and tourism venues, Museum Connections deciphers the latest trends and innovations to inspire the cultural and tourist experience of tomorrow.
Museum Connections provides a forum for the international community, bringing together professionals from museums, cultural and tourism sites on 20 and 21 January 2021 in Paris at Porte de Versailles.
A PHYSICAL EDITION in compliance with health guidelines
After several months of virtual meetings, and at the request of our loyal exhibitors and visitors, we feel it is important to go ahead with a physical event, in strict compliance with health guidelines.
The MUSEUM CONNECTIONS team is constantly monitoring the situation, together with public and local health officials, in order to implement safe practices during the event.
Health and Prevention
MUSEUM CONNECTIONS will implement the safety and prevention measures requested by the government at the time of the event (all attendees wearing masks, social distancing recommendations, hand sanitizer etc.).
Ensuring the safest event possible
MUSEUM CONNECTIONS is held in a low-density environment – in a hall of more than 20,000m² at ParisExpo – Porte de Versailles, for an expected attendance of 2,000 to 3,000 people per day at the show (or 5,000 over 2 days). We will manage the space proactively and reduce congestion in the busiest areas (check-in desks, conference rooms, walkways). Cleaning and disinfection procedures will be reinforced, with frequent disinfection of the most frequently touched surfaces.
A good partner
In the current context, MUSEUM CONNECTIONS proposes a more flexible refunds policy for exhibitors. Should the event be cancelled for legal reasons and not held in the year initially intended, exhibitors may choose to postpone their payment to the next event or to be reimbursed in full.
We have secured a replacement date on May, 19 & 20 if sanitary conditions do not allow us to take place in January.
AN AUGMENTED EDITION to allow everyone to participate
MUSEUM CONNECTIONS 2021 will take place physically on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 January 2021. A virtual extension of the event will also be offered on Friday 22 January in the form of pre-organized business meetings. This day will be an opportunity to organize appointments with guests who were not able to travel to the physical event.
In addition, the conferences and innovation duo presentations will also be available on our website as soon as the physical event ends.
The platform for discussion between exhibitors and guests – Mymuseumconnections – will also remain open to all those registered with Museum Connections 2021 for several weeks after the event.
NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS for a smooth participation
The Organizer can cancel the event if they see fit, either because of internal company policies or in case of force majeure. Justifying, at any time, the cancellation of the event, any new economic, political, social or sanitary situations, at a local, national, or international level, not reasonably foreseeable, beyond the Organizer’s control, that would make the fulfilment of the event impossible or that would carry risks of troubles or disorders capable of grievously affecting the organization and the efficient development of the event or the security of property and of people. In case of cancellation and if the event is not held within the calendar year of the original date, exhibitors and visitors may choose to have their fees carried over to the next edition or fully reimbursed for any payments made to ARTODAY.
In the event that the show is held physically but the exhibitor is prevented from travelling due to health decisions in their country of origin (the country of origin is that mentioned in the Registration Contract, under “Your Company” paragraph) the exhibitor may, at their discretion,
1) convert their physical attendance into virtual attendance and, where applicable, request a refund or transfer any surplus they may have paid to Artoday to the next edition,
2) postpone their attendance to the next edition,
3) get a full refund of the payments made to ARTODAY.
We look forward to seeing you in Paris,
in a spirit of solidarity and commitment on 20 and 21 of January!