present, the coronavirus pandemic shows us what an important role hygiene plays
for prevention. AsiaWorld-Expo subscribes to this and has installed innovative
Adjacent to Hong Kong International Airport, the venue has deployed the world's first "CleanTech" disinfection installation and advanced air purification technology. This is setting a trend for the MICE industry, as it prepares for eventual recovery after the crisis. “The Hong Kong SAR Government has announced a sum of 30 billion Hong Kong dollars (3.5 billion euros) for the Anti-Epidemic Fund,” says Irene Chan. “More than 1 billion Hong Kong dollars has been earmarked for the industry to reinvigorate Hong Kong’s reputation as an international premier C&E hub,” says the CEO of AsiaWorld Expo. “We welcome the measures and go an extra mile.” She wants to “proactively” engage with manufacturers specialising in biotechnology and disinfection applications. She believes that thoroughly disinfecting the venue through scientifically proven solutions will safeguard the health of visitors and staff.
In addition, challenging times also demand extraordinary activities on the premises of AsiaWorld-Expo. “We are living up to our corporate social responsibilities by supporting the government with the set-up of the temporary test centre and Covid-19 specimen collection facilities,” explains Irene Chan. “For inbound travellers from overseas.” This eases the demand on hospitals for isolation wards. “It is an affirmation of our capabilities in epidemic prevention and effective sanitation efforts,” says Chan. “A healthy and safe environment is equally as important as the state-of-the-art facilities.” For the future, AsiaWorld-Expo plans to deploy the equipment at major trade exhibitions and conventions: Prior to entering the event halls, visitors must then first pass through the disinfection system. Its door will open automatically when visitors have passed the built-in temperature check facility. After entering Clean Tech, outfits and carry-on items of visitors are sanitised in just twelve seconds.
CleanTech combines a suite of technologies. The two solutions BioEm and Aegis Intelligence should be singled out particularly. Specially designed for disinfection and purification, BioEm is a natural botanical disinfection solution, which is well tested and known to be effective. It can kill a variety of viruses almost one hundred percent, including SARS and some influenza pathogens. In addition, it kills all bacteria using natural and safe ingredients, according to AsiaWorld-Expo. Aegis Intelligence is well-known for disinfecting surfaces such as doors, door handles, escalator handrails, washrooms and chairs in restaurants. In these strongly frequented areas it can eliminate potentially dangerous microbes with a lasting effect - for up to twelve months, says the management of AsiaWorld-Expo (www.asiaworld-expo.com).
Author: Peter Borstel
This article was published in TFI issue 2/2020
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