Measures to protect exhibition participants
Exhibitions differ significantly from other types of events in terms of visitor density and event duration in particular. At trade fairs there are fewer people per square metre in a hall and the number of visitors is also spread over several days, unlike at a concert, for example – here many people are very close to each other and together in one room for only a few hours. Managing the density of participants is therefore the key to protecting the trade visitors. NürnbergMesse will thus be able to make it possible for trade fair participants to observe the required minimum social distancing and still achieve their objectives at the event.
Ticketing will be a key element in future measures to control and monitor the density of participants at the Chillventa exhibition.
The following regulations will apply at NürnbergMesse with immediate effect:
Trade visitors will only be able to obtain their tickets in advance via the online ticket shop. Tickets will be valid only for a particular exhibition day. Tickets for the whole duration of the exhibition will no longer be available. However, it will be possible to visit the fair for several days. It is then necessary to register for each desired day of visit. There will be no door sales.
All exhibition participants will be subject to full registration with immediate effect. That means key personal details must be provided at the time of online registration. This applies to all visitors, exhibitors, media representatives and VIPs.
A maximum number of visitors will be determined in advance for each day of the exhibition. The total will be calculated based on event size, number of stand personnel, and event duration. The peak visitor numbers on individual exhibition days that have previously been typical will be avoided. Visitor numbers will be evenly distributed over the duration of the exhibition, making it possible to observe social distancing requirements.
Protecting yourself on-site
NürnbergMesse will implement the following hygiene procedures to avoid transmission, in addition to measures such as placing hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the venue:
At all counters at the exhibition venue (info counter, congress counter, press counter, cloakroom, etc.), we will install glass or plastic dividers similar to those already in regular daily use in many areas.
We will also introduce contactless payment as a matter of course in all areas (catering, kiosks, cloakrooms). Here, too, we are following the proven solutions adopted in the retail sector.
There will no longer be ticket counters for entry to the exhibition (see Preregistration).
In addition to the social distancing rules that apply in general, at all our events we will follow the current recommendations by the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI) and the Bavarian state government, and will require all visitors to wear masks.
We recommend the use of basic OP masks with no filter (not FFP2) or “community masks” (fabric, sewn). NürnbergMesse will supply masks to participants who do not have the appropriate masks when they enter the exhibition venue.
Until further notice, stand parties during the exhibition will no longer be permitted, since the required social distancing cannot be sensibly enforced here. The same applies to exhibition parties, e.g. exhibitor evenings.