The Smithers team are working hard to ensure that we are providing our customers with the safest possible environment for the return of our in-person conferences in 2021. This process involves working closely with our venues, suppliers and contractors and complying with all relevant national and regional health regulations.
We want to ensure our delegates, speakers and sponsors can learn and network with maximum confidence. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test which has been taken within 72 hours prior the event start date. Your safety is our priority!
We can provide our customers with the following commitments through our Smithers Safety+ Assurance pledge.
1. Entry to the event includes showing proof of vaccination or negative PCR test which has been taken within 72 hours prior the event start date
2. Whilst masks are only mandatory whilst walking around the hotel, we strongly encourage you to also wear them in the exhibition area and the conference room(s) and to only remove them when sitting or standing still (unless exempt).
3. Socially distanced seating is arranged in the main conference room. We ask delegates to maintain a respectful distance of at least 1.5m in the other areas. Please seek permission before initiating contact (i.e. hand shakes).
4. Exhibition stands & furniture in networking areas floorplans arranged to facilitate social distancing
5. One-way traffic system for entry and exit in conference room and networking areas
6. Staggered registration times to encourage social distancing at busy periods, including registering the evening before the event
7. Agenda and proceedings will be offered in a digitalised format
8. Reinforced regular cleaning of all surfaces in main conference area and all networking areas
9. Hand sanitisers positioned throughout the conference areas to encourage regular use
10. Serviced buffet stations and/or pre-packed catering items where possible