We heard your feedback and the majority of you wanted Arcana to open partially on Friday and then fully open Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
As for Friday, we would have a few additional questions...
We have already decided on the following points:
- Spaces with stands will be open between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
- Arcana will remain open later but only in the entertainment areas.
- Since Friday and Monday are not public holidays (but during school holidays) we are already working on a program aimed in particular at students and schoolchildren.
- Solutions will be put in place to allow exhibitors who are not available on Friday and/or Monday to still participate in Arcana without risking ending up with too many empty spaces.
Friday will be special: you can settle in during the day and then Arcana will open its doors for nights on Friday evening, probably around 5 p.m. We will make sure to have an evening with a rich program, probably concerts, to generate as many entries as possible.
Do you think it would be a good idea to keep the spaces provided for the stands closed on Friday evening and that they only open from Saturday morning?
Do you think it would be a good idea to open the spaces provided for the stands between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, taking advantage of a short opening in the early evening after the assembly day?
Do you think it would be a good idea to open the spaces provided for the stands between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday?
Do you think it would be a good idea to allow each exhibitor to choose whether or not to come on Friday, at the risk of some rooms being partially empty?