Current information on exhibition planning – as of August 2021
Since August 1, trade fairs are allowed to take place in Bavaria again. After more than a year of mainly virtual encounters, we are pleased to offer the industry the platform for exchange on a professional and personal level. We are already working with great enthusiasm on the physical SPS in November and will keep you regularly informed about important information.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the SPS team at any time.
We look forward to welcoming the SPS community in person in Nuremberg in November!
The most important information for all participants at a glance
Access to the exhibition will be conditional, irrespective of incidence levels, on the presence of negative proof of testing (proof of a certified negative rapid antigen test carried out no more than 24 hours ago or a negative PCR test in German or English). Antigen rapid tests for self-testing are not accepted as evidence. Exemptions from the test detection requirement for vaccinated and recovered persons and for children up to their sixth birthday.
Under current infection control law, asymptomatic vaccinated and recovered persons are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of a negative test result.
Persons are considered vaccinated if they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine licensed in the European Union, have proof of vaccination in German or English and at least 14 days have passed since the final vaccination.
Individuals are considered recovered if they have evidence regarding the presence of prior infection with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in German or English, and if the underlying testing was by PCR method and was at least 28 days, but not more than six months, ago. If the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection occurred more than six months ago, the test detection requirement is waived if a singular vaccine dose against COVID-19 can be detected in addition to the convalescent detection.
Both recovered and vaccinated individuals must not have typical symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. They must also have no evidence of current SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. Vaccinated or recovered persons must present proof of vaccination or proof of recovery as defined in the SchAusnahmV before using a test-dependent offer.
Indoors, it is always obligatory to wear a mask, regardless of whether the minimum distance can be maintained. Exhibitors are required to wear a medical mouth-and-nose cover, visitors are required to wear an FFP2 mask.
In outdoor areas, the wearing of an appropriate mask is mandatory if compliance with the minimum distance cannot be ensured at all times.
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.
We strongly recommend frequent and thorough hand washing. Hand washing and disinfection facilities are available for you at sufficient distance.
Sneezing and coughing
We kindly ask you to observe the usual sneezing and coughing etiquette.
Indisposition on the exhibition grounds
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.
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.
The most important information for exhibitors
For the benefit of all concerned, we have drawn up a safety and hygiene concept together with NürnbergMesse. In this concept you will find the measures to be observed when participating in the exhibition and planning your stand. The hygiene concept as well as the measures described below a will be continuously adapted to the pandemic situation.
The measures in detail
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.
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.
Frequently used aisles will be widened to support participants in maintaining the minimum distance in the exhibition halls.
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.
Latest information on entry requirements
It is generally possible for trade fair participants from abroad to enter Germany, as they are considered business travelers with an urgent need to travel. Trade fair participants must provide proof of their participation in the trade fair when applying for a visa or when entering Germany:
- Employees of exhibiting companies must present a confirmation of their participation in the fair from the trade fair organizer.
- Visitors to the trade fair must present their entry ticket to the trade fair and additionally provide proof of an appointment for a business meeting with at least one exhibitor at the location at the trade fair.
Further information can be found here.
Before departure, please check with the Federal Foreign Office of your home country about the current entry requirements.