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On 17 March, following the French government's ban on gatherings of more than 100 people (Decree of 13 March 2020), Viparis, together with other players in the events management industry, have made its venues available to the health authorities, specifically Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris Le Bourget and Paris Nord Villepinte.

After working with the appropriate authorities to identify tangible solutions that can be quickly deployed, Viparis announced that it will host a COVID-19 screening facility in Car Park 7 of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles complex starting Thursday, 26 March. It will take the form of a drive-through screening facility, operated by Laboratoires Cerballiance, and is reserved for symptomatic healthcare professionals and individuals who are vulnerable or symptomatic and at risk. Samples will be taken by appointment only.

Important information:
A drive-through Covid-19 screening facility (operated by Laboratoires Cerballiance) reserved for symptomatic healthcare professionals and individuals who are vulnerable or symptomatic and at risk.
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles – Car Park 7
36–38 rue du Moulin
92170 Vanves
By appointment only, following a medical referral and in possession of a valid prescription.

“All of Viparis’s sites have been closed since 13 March. Our teams are now teleworking or working part-time. In solidarity with Paris’s healthcare system – and all healthcare professionals in the Greater Paris region – our venues, which usually host professional or events for the general public (trade shows, congresses, exhibitions, etc.) have been promptly placed at the disposal of the French authorities. Our Paris Expo Porte de Versailles complex is now the location of a drive-through COVID-19 screening facility, dedicated to screening symptomatic healthcare professionals and individuals who are vulnerable or symptomatic and at risk. Viparis is entirely at the disposal of the French medical authorities to provide services that may be of help during the current crisis. Let us all remain in the face of this unprecedented situation."


Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti, CEO, Viparis




About Viparis
Viparis, a subsidiary of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, is the European leader in conferences and trade events. Viparis manages nine main events venues in the greater Paris region. Every day, we strive to make our sites and our services more efficient and adaptable. Because our customers' wellbeing comes first, we have developed Guest Attitude, a unique blend of prestigious venues and high-quality services for the 10 million visitors (the general public, professionals and spectators) and the 800 events we host each year at our various venues (Espace Champerret, Espace Grande Arche, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, Les Salles du Carrousel, Palais des Congrès d’Issy, Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris Le Bourget and Paris Nord Villepinte).
Because we are always looking towards the future, we co-founded French Event Booster, the event industry's only innovation platform, where creative, collaborative ideas can circulatef between industry stakeholders.

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