Last month, Austria Center Vienna became the first venue in Europe to conduct 2000 rapid tests for COVID-19 with results in 15 minutes. The pilot collaboration with the Vienna University of Economics and Business also involved students from the University.
The goal of the pilot project; to provide insights to the meetings and events industry including “basic organizational matters, the amount of participants’ time it takes and the costs for rapid tests at large-scale events.” (credit: Austria Center Vienna)
As the industry is rebounding back to a new normal with the aid of technology and hybrid events, Vienna has set the stage of what this new normal could look like. Through this project, ACV’s Managing Director Susanne Baumann-Söllner added “we all firmly believe that rapid tests represent a major step in the right direction and could quickly go on to become the new standard. We want this pilot project to show the industry what new options are available and provide targeted support for organizers.”
To read more about this project, click here.
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