Fespa has provided updated instructions and advice on attending Fespa Global Print Expo at the Amsterdam RAI, 12-15 October.
This year, visitors will be required to register before attending the event to obtain their digital entry QR code which will be held on participants’ phones. The entry requirements for the venue specify that all attendees must provide proof that they are double vaccinated, have recently recovered from Covid-19, or have received a negative Covid test before entering. For European travellers, this will be facilitated via the EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) and printed proof of vaccination from non-European countries will also be accepted.
In addition to proof of vaccination or negative test result, before entering, all visitors will be asked a series of health questions.
Participants that are unable to provide proof of vaccination can still visit Fespa under the 'impact to Dutch economy' exemption. To do this, visitors will need to fill the Quarantine Declaration Form and tick the box that indicates that they fall into the exemption category. To accompany the Quarantine Declaration Form, visitors require an invitation letter from the RAI, which Fespa will issue upon request.
Attendees who are not fully vaccinated will also need to provide a negative test result each day (test results are only valid for 24 hours). Free-of-charge rapid antigen testing will be available on site at the RAI.
Following recent guidance from the Dutch government, social distancing and wearing facemasks are no longer mandatory but Fespa recommends that each attendee takes precautions that help them feel safe. To support this, a ‘traffic light system’, where visitors can wear a red, orange or green badge, will enable everyone to indicate their personal preferences around physical contact. The floorplan features wider aisles and floor markings will be in place where queues may form, which will allow for the easier flow of visitors around the event.
When arriving or leaving the RAI, crowd management and traffic protocols will be used to ensure attendees arrive and leave the show as safely as possible.
Strict cleaning and hygiene measures will be in place, and to minimise physical touchpoints throughout the exhibition, visitors can use QR codes to access online brochures, magazines and product information, and to connect with suppliers. This will be facilitated by event partner, Visit Connect. Once registered, attendees will receive links to an online portal and QR code for entry.
Visitors to the event can get a 30Euro discount on their entry ticket by quoting code FESM127.