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Informa Markets’ New Hope Network is committed to safely gathering the natural and organic industry at Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia, Sept. 22-25.
In addition to following guidance from the CDC and local and regional health experts, we sought industry feedback, recognizing the importance of the community’s voice in our Expo East planning. We send a heartfelt “thank you” to the thousands of industry members who responded to the survey we circulated.
Based on your feedback, we have decided to enhance our safety measures and will implement a mask mandate and require proof of vaccination OR negative COVID-19 test for all participants of Natural Products Expo East 2021.
Please feel free to contact your account manager or our client services team at [email protected]. Thank you for your continued support, trust and patience and we look forward to seeing you all in Philadelphia next month.
The event will be organized in accordance with Informa AllSecure health and safety standards. Expo East will feature hand sanitation units, contactless registration, face mask requirements, enhanced cleaning, and more.
Under Informa AllSecure standards, Expo East will facilitate cleaning and hygiene through the following processes:
Under Informa AllSecure standards, Expo East will facilitate physical distancing through the following processes:
Under Informa AllSecure standards, Expo East will facilitate required health protocols and assistance through the following processes:
Pennsylvania Convention Center building engineers continue to verify the operation of mechanical systemsand will restore all sequences, set points and schedules modified from the rollback of Operations.
Air quality improvements include:
All Life Safety Systems are maintained by the PCC’s in-house and third-party contractors. City of Philadelphia Certification is required for these systems. Records are kept on file and up-to-date on our ALTUM CMMS Software. KONE UV escalator handrail sanitization system installed.
Informa AllSecure is the approach we are taking to enhancing the health and safety standards in place at Informa events following COVID-19.
From exhibitors to sponsors, speakers, visitors and journalists, those who come to our events come to connect, learn, know more and do more business, effectively and safely.
The standards and practices that make up Informa AllSecure are designed to provide confidence that at every Informa event, we are striving to provide the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, and quality.
Informa AllSecure is based on a set of event industry standards, called All Secure.
The All Secure industry standards were developed collaboratively by a group including industry associations UFI, AEO and SISO, event organizers Informa, Reed Exhibitions and Clarion, a range of event venues, suppliers and with input from health, government, and local authorities.
Informa AllSecure is the way these industry-wide All Secure standards are being applied to Informa events.
You can expect to see that health and safety is a priority and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive, and high-quality organized event experience.
As a starting point, Informa AllSecure events will be run according to the guidance of government or official authority guidance, and according to any venue-specific regulations. In addition, all Informa AllSecure events follow ten key commitments around hygiene, physical distancing, and protection & detection, with additional measures in place where relevant and practical.
No environment or space inside or outside of the home can ever be 100% safe.
At controlled event gatherings like Informa events and through Informa AllSecure, we have put in place a comprehensive range of enhanced standards that make the health and safety of everyone who attends a priority.
Through measures such as enhanced deep cleaning before, during and after events, non-contact registration, distancing and crowd management, and the deployment of screening and requirement of protective equipment, we are striving to provide the highest standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness, and to ensure that following COVID-19, our customers, partners and colleagues can connect, learn, know more and do business effectively, safely and with confidence.
We are contacting all participants before the event to let them know what to expect at the event and how to prepare. Upon arrival, signage will be displayed throughout the venue to remind everyone of the enhanced health and safety measures that are in place, and our expectations of all visitors.
We are also using technology to reduce the need for physical contact, for example, connecting via mobile app rather than exchanging business cards, and actively managing visitor flow to ensure physical distancing can be maintained.
The above information is subject to change as we continue to track this situation and receive guidance from state and local health authorities, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the CDC and WHO, and we will provide regular and timely updates to help the community best prepare for Expo East.
If you have further questions or concerns, contact us at [email protected].