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With confidence towards the SPS 2020

The year 2020 was marked by event cancellations and postponements. However, personal contact between people is irreplaceable and will be more important than ever before at the end of this crisis. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic will be felt by all of us for some time, but gradually the whole world is returning to a new normality. This means, among other things, that exhibitions such as SPS can now be held again from September onwards.

Over the past few weeks we have been working on a safety and hygiene concept that meets the requirements of the authorities and, despite corona measures, makes the SPS 2020 an experience for exhibitors and visitors alike. We are optimistic that the SPS will be a success, since according to our visitor survey in May, many visitors plan to attend.

Our safety precautions

The welfare of all participants is our top priority, which is why we have worked with NürnbergMesse to develop a concept to protect everyone. The generous proportions of the Nuremberg exhibition grounds and the experience as an organizer of major international trade fairs offer the best conditions for maximum security.

Organizational processes and measures

The Bavarian State Government has set a maximum number of visitors, which is based on the exhibition space. Measured by the number of visitors to the SPS in recent years and due to the size of the available exhibition grounds, no visitor restrictions can be assumed.

Ticket sales and voucher redemption take place exclusively online. The tickets are available on your mobile and allow contactless access. This means that all trade fair participants are registered and authorized to access the fair in advance. By registering, we ensure that the public health department can quickly identify contact persons in the event of a corona infection. 

Cashless and contactless payment will be possible in all areas on the exhibition grounds. 

The NürnbergMesse is equipped with an innovative digital navigation and information system. This enables us to disseminate information accurately, control visitor flows and point out current regulations.

Our catering service provider has drawn up a comprehensive concept for hall and stand catering, which complies with the legal requirements as well as the overarching rules of Bavarian gastronomy.

A medical team will be present at all times - from assembly through the entire duration of the exhibition to dismantling. Paramedics and doctors will treat medical emergencies directly on the site. If necessary, they will be assisted by the public rescue service. In addition, a hygiene officer will be on site.

In order to offer all trade fair participants the greatest possible safety, the applicable hygiene and clearance rules on the exhibition grounds are communicated by signage, hall announcements and trained personnel. 

Since the observance of the safety precautions cannot be sufficiently guaranteed at parties, there will be no exhibition and stand parties at the SPS 2020.

Hygiene measures

You will find hand washing facilities and hand disinfectant dispensers at all important locations on the exhibition grounds.

Contact surfaces (e.g. tables, handrails and door handles) and sanitary facilities are regularly disinfected and cleaned for your safety.

To ensure the minimum distance of 1.5 m, partitions made of glass or plastic are installed at all counters on the exhibition grounds.

The exhibition halls, convention center and entrance areas are equipped with modern ventilation systems that operate with maximum fresh air supply and allow separate supply and exhaust air control. This means that we can guarantee a complete exchange of air multiple times every hour.

Rules for social distancing

A number of measures have been taken to ensure that all trade fair participants can maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m from each other.

The pre-defined number of participants per exhibition day ensures that the density of people on the exhibition grounds can be controlled.

In order to relieve the aisle and avoid congestion, we provide Corona-compliant Communication Zones in all halls. Please make use of these if, for example, you are waiting for your next appointment.

Appropriate measures to maintain distances, such as floor markings and partitions made of plastic or glass, ensure that there is sufficient space in the entrance areas. 

Professional queue management ensures that queues are avoided.

All exhibition forums are designed in such a way that the minimum distance of 1.5 m can be maintained.


We, the organizers and the authorities are certain that with these measures we have created a framework that guarantees the safety of everyone, even in Corona times, and still offers you appropriate trade fair quality.

For the safety of all participants we ask you to follow the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute:

Please maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m between people throughout the exhibition grounds.

In principle, all persons over the age of seven are required to wear masks in the interior of the exhibition grounds. The best way to implement this measure is with an everyday mask or, alternatively, with cloths or scarves of dense fabric that completely cover your mouth and nose. The mouth-nose cover can be removed at the table on exhibition stands, if the minimum distance of 1.5 m can be safely maintained - provided that the incidence of infection remains low. In outdoor areas, it is mandatory to wear the mouth-nose-covering as soon as the minimum distance cannot guaranteed. Therefore please always carry a mask with you. Should you forget or lose your mask, standardized mouth-nose covers are available for you at various locations on the exhibition grounds. We continuously check whether and to what extent it is necessary to wear a mouth-nose cover. Please note that a face visor does not replace a mouth-nose cover.

We strongly recommend frequent and thorough hand washing. Hand washing and disinfection facilities are available for you at sufficient distance.


We kindly ask you to observe the usual sneezing and coughing etiquette.


If you have typical COVID-19 symptoms during your visit to the exhibition grounds, please contact the local medical staff immediately and leave the exhibition grounds. The medical staff can be found in the Operation Center, in NCC East and in Hall 11 or can be contacted by telephone on 0911 - 8606-7000.


Only visit the SPS if you are in good health. If you have had contact to COVID-19 patients in the past 14 days, show acute, unspecific general symptoms or respiratory symptoms of any severity you are precluded from the exhibition.

In addition, in recent months we have developed a hybrid trade fair concept to ensure that this year's SPS can be realized for you with the highest possible output, even in times of Corona. You will find more information about the digital addition to the SPS 2020 on our homepage shortly.



We highly recommend you to install the Corona-Warn-App from the Federal Government on your mobile device at least 14 days prior to the event.

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