IRMS Conference is just a few months away and although a lot can
change in that time, we're already working hard on ensuring the safety
of all attendees.
Our event partners Revolution Events have produced a guide to the
Covid-safe measures that will be in place across their events during
the autumn, which is being constantly updated in line with the latest
Those measures cover five main areas:
- Ensuring Personal Safety
- Enhancing Physical Distancing
- Increasing Health & Safety Measures
- Implementing Crowd Control
- Encouraging and Enforcing the Measures
To see Revolution's evolving Covid-safe standards in full, go to www.revolution-events.com/standards.
Please note, the information below is adapted from the Revolution
Events guide and is correct at the time of writing, but is subject to
change. We will strive to review this page on a regular basis, but keep an eye on the above page too for the most up-to-date
What does that mean for the IRMS Conference - how will we make this
year's go-to information management event safe for our 300+ attendees?
Name badges will be sent out in advance and/or offered for touch-free
collection on the day. We'll strongly encourage attendees to disinfect
hands at the registration area and around the venue, with multiple
sanitising stations, and gloves and masks readily available.
We'll manage the flow of people with directional signage and one-way
systems; we'll utilise larger areas (where available) for catering and
exhibition stands; and wider aisles, floor markings and barriers will
help ensure appropriate distancing. Exhibitors will be encouraged to
send promotional materials electronically.
Where possible we'll stagger the provision of refreshments, and seek
to offer a prepacked / plated lunch option instead of a buffet. Queues
for food and drinks will be carefully managed to avoid overcrowding. At
the Sunday Social and Gala Dinner, the number of people per table will
We'll adapt seating arrangements including using 'cabaret' and other
flexible layouts where space allows, and providing increased choice of
seating so delegates can space themselves out. Microphones will not be
shared, microphone heads will be changed between speakers, and
technology such as Slido will be used for Q&A.
For those staying on site during the event, including as part of the
full conference package, the team at Hilton are working hard to
implement additional measures to ensure the highest level of cleanliness
- read more about their CleanStay programme that is being rolled out across all Hilton hotels.
Across the event, a dedicated team will be cleaning all areas
regularly; public health messaging will be prominently displayed, and we
will be extra vigilant to ensure hygiene rules are adhered to. A
no-contact policy will also be in place.
Throughout the next few months and especially in the run-up to the
event, the IRMS will be working closely with Revolution and the Hilton
Birmingham Metropole to ensure all appropriate measures are in place to
protect the health and safety of all those attending the IRMS Conference
If you have any questions or if there is anything else you would like us to consider implementing at the event, please email email@example.com.