Commitment to Visitor Safety

StocExpo is all set for 8-10 March 2022 in Rotterdam. We continue to liaise with the Government, the Rotterdam Ahoy and the Association of Event Organisers, who have the most up-to-date information regarding the prevention and spread of COVID-19 and will follow all guidance set out by them.

Your safety is our priority, and we are in the process of implementing the health and safety protocols that have been defined in partnership with SGS. The new partnership will ensure you can participate with complete peace of mind.

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Verifying Covid-19 Status

In line with latest government guidance and the Association of Event Organisers, StocExpo will verify attendee COVID-19 status on arrival at the event.

All attendees will need to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 status for entry to the event. This will need to be one of the following:

  • Proof of completion of a full course of vaccination 14 days prior to arrival (in case of the following vaccines: Pfizer, moderna, AstraZeneca) or 28 days prior to arrival (in case of vaccine Janssen). Proof is shown via the EU Digital COVID Certificate (or overseas equivalent).
  • Proof of a negative rapid Antigen or PCR test result taken within 24hrs of arrival and no later than 2 hours before your arrival at the venue. Test must be performed by a healthcare professional.
  • Proof of recovery shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, taken up to 180 days prior to arrival. The positive test result must have been received at least 11 days or more ago.

For further information please visit https://coronacheck.nl/en

Cleaning & Hygiene

Comprehensive cleaning and disinfection protocols

All surfaces at StocExpo are treated with hospital-grade disinfectants. The most frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected at regular intervals. Electrostatic spraying technology ensures the highest standards of hygiene.

Hand hygiene

Hand sanitiser stations will be available everywhere on the exhibition floor and in common areas such as seminar theatres. Please make use of them reguarly during the day!

Smart Badge contactless technology

The safest way to visit an event is through the use of our Smart Badge, which requires no physical contact and guarantees a 100% safe event experience. You will either receive your Smart Badge in the mail before the show, or you can print it out at the entrance. Thanks to the embedded NFC chip you can use your badge throughout the event to gather product and stand information with a swipe of your badge. At the end of the day you receive all collected information via email.

Personal protection & detection

Face masks

We kindly ask you to wear a face mask upon entering StocExpo. We encourage you to bring your own, but event staff will be on hand to provide one if you forget!

Plexiglass shields

Plexiglass shields will be installed at registration desks, information points, catering points and  counters staffed by team members where necessary throughout the event floor.

Physical distancing

Crowd density standards

To ensure appropriate physical distancing during StocExpo we will control the number of people present in the event halls at all times, in accordance with local guidance.

Social distancing and crowd management

We kindly request that you maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people. This social distancing rule will be adapted according the local safety regulations. Clear signage and floor stickers will help you respect this distance.

Online registration and touchless scanning

Please register online before the event, as registration onsite is not possible. You can either print out your admission voucher, which has a barcode, or bring it on your mobile device. You will then be able to scan the barcode at one of our touchless scanning stations. If you register more than 3 weeks prior to the event, you will more than likely receive  your badge in the post saving you time and eliminating overcrowding at registration. 

Registration timeslot

We will make it convenient for you to register for a specific timeslot so that we can ensure compliance with crowd density standards, while saving you time. You can amend the time slot you selected when registering, by using your registration key that you will find in your confirmation email.

One-way aisles and directional walkways

At StocExpo we have implemented one-way aisles and directional walkways.

One-way-only aisles will help to manage traffic and minimise crowding. They will also make it easier for you to respect the social distancing rules and avoid crossing the paths of other visitors.

On paths where there is enough room for people to walk in both directions, please keep to your side as indicated by the directional arrows.

Maximum capacity in conference rooms

Conference areas will also allow for social distancing, with 1.5 metres between chairs. This means there will be limited capacity, so please arrive on time. Some chairs may be marked as unavailable. Please respect this instruction and do not move the chairs.

Stay home if you feel ill

Finally, as much as we want to see you at StocExpo, we kindly ask you to respect everyone’s health and safety. If you feel at all ill – including mild cold symptoms or a high temperature – please stay at home.

Thank you for observing these rules – stay safe and we hope to see you in March!

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