Initially, scheduled for Feb. 24-28, SECO 2021 took place April 28 – May 2. As previously planned, SECO 2021 was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta and offered as an in-person event, with options for virtual attendance.
When the expo was first scheduled Max Raynor, OD, president of SECO International, said. “We look toward 2021, our priority is to deliver a safe and successful meeting where we can come together to access emerging eye care trends. And explore the latest technologies, gain hands-on training, and forge new connections with the eye care community.
Because of our wonderful relationship with Shepard’s, we were able to donate our body kiosks to the event. Ensuring a safe and successful meeting for attendees and exhibitors alike.
Our strategy for this event was simple.
We installed a Popshap kiosk wherever people enter your building, such as at the main reception lobby and employee entrance. We worked with event organizers and set up markers to keep a six-foot distance between people waiting to be screened.
One of the most effective ways to prevent outbreaks at trade shows is to make sure that no one enters the venue with a fever. Use a self-service kiosk stand to conduct fast, accurate, and efficient temperature screening of every vendor, staff member, and attendee, every time.
Following discussion with the board of trustees, input from members, and feedback from our key partners. The final sentiment indicated a strong desire for a rescheduled in-person event later in the spring. We are unified in our decision, adjusting the date will allow SECO and the industry to host more successful meeting”.
SECO International also implemented several infection control and prevention guidelines and followed recommendations from public health specialists and standards set by the federal, state, and local governments.