At IBTM World, we are all about connecting people, and so the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is of the utmost priority. Our team are working closely with local authorities, partners and venues to implement robust safety measures, which mean our event may look a little different this year. On this page, and in our communications to you, we will continue to update you with the specifics as we approach the show.
Keeping you safe
Last updated: 24/09/2021
Your safety and your business are our priorities. At IBTM World, both are in safe hands.
Stay Safe Guidelines
Essential information for anyone who will be present at our event. Learn about our increased hygiene measures and medical safeguarding. (Event health and safety precautionary guidelines are subject to change as directed by the local authorities.)
Inbound Travel Advice
Please ensure you have taken the time to read all of the latest Government, Public Health, travel and testing guidance. You can find these here.
Please make sure you register and download your badge before attending. Admission will be strictly by registration in advance only and details may be used for contact tracing if necessary.
Plan your visit before you arrive at the venue. Knowing what you are going to do and where to go will contribute to safe and productive attendance. Also plan how to get to and from the venue by checking any relevant travel advice or restrictions.
Stay home if you are unwell
All guests are encouraged to check you are feeling well before attending our event. Please ensure that you are in good health, with no fever or other symptoms related to COVID-19, before travelling to the venue.
There will be additional entry measures this year. Please have your e-badge and proof of COVID-19 status ready to show to our event security and registration staff and allow plenty of time to go through the checks at the entrance.
All badge scanning will be contactless. Please come your badge ready to show on your smartphone or printed. Please note we will not be handing out badge holders or lanyards.
Inside our event we are making meeting and doing business as safe as possible for everyone.
We strongly recommend that you wear a face mask when you are in indoor spaces with individuals that you would not normally mix with.
Hand sanitisers will be readily available throughout the venue. Please continue to follow guidance and wash your hands frequently.
Please be mindful of individuals personal space, everyone will have their own unique levels of comfort as we return to events. Please give people space when you are walking past them and check before initiating personal contact (consider elbow bumps rather than handshakes or hugs).
Ventilation will be increased, improving fresh air circulation in line with the latest guidance.
We will maintain the highest standards of cleaning before, during and after the event, including frequent cleaning of all high touch points.
Food and beverage
All catering facilities will be open but in line with the latest government guidance. Cashless payments are encouraged.
Exhibitors are reviewing stand designs to ensure physical distancing is maintained. Capacities for each stand will be displayed clearly.
Exhibiting at IBTM World may look a little different this year, but it will continue to be the place where ideas spark and new opportunities begin. Click here for information for exhibitors at the event. Learn about what you’ll need to prepare in advance, onsite precautions and improved stand-build procedures
COVID-19 Safety and Security
Your safety and security is our priority. We work closely with our venue to assess risks and develop comprehensive plans to keep you safe. Click through to read up on some of the safety measures you can expect to see at IBTM World.
“Responding effectively to COVID-19 is a shared responsibility. We must all adopt new practices, respect each other, and follow science-based guidelines to safeguard ourselves and others. Let’s work together to overcome the challenges, bring people together and get businesses growing again.”
We hope that helped provide more clarity about safety procedure at the event however, if you have any questions, please get in touch with a member of our team – we’re here to help!
Have a few questions about the event? Take a look at our FAQ page, where we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions, to help you get the most out of the event.