SPE Event Standard Safety Guidelines
June 2021

SPE’s Commitment to Your Safety
With the evolving impacts of COVID-19 felt around the globe, the health and safety of all SPE event participants is our highest priority. We understand the uncertainty facing our members and supporters regarding attending in-person events. SPE has implemented global safety standards for our events, which will be used alongside country, city/state, and venue regulations and protocols for each individual event.

We are also carefully monitoring the future impact of COVID-19 on SPE's operations and will modify our guidelines in accordance.

Please review all current measures that SPE is taking to ensure your safety at our events.

Limited Capacity
Each event will limit the number of attendees, exhibitors, and staff throughout the venue in accordance with national and local protocols.

Health Precautions/Procedures
Each event may require entry screenings through pre-event symptom assessments, temperature screening, or through other practical safety measures. Face masks may be recommended for all individuals attending an SPE event in the US. Sanitization stations will be accessible throughout event venues.

Food Safety
SPE will minimize exposure and contact by eliminating open food service options whenever possible.

SPE Staff Requirements
Staff will be screened for COVID-19 related symptoms prior to the event. They will be trained on safety guidelines and protocols provided by SPE and the event venue.

Staff will effectively communicate to participants the event guidelines, safety protocol reminders, and COVID-19 updates through email, event signage, and the event’s website.

Exhibitor Preparations
Exhibiting Companies Should:

  • Routinely disinfect their booth/stand, equipment, and materials while avoiding disturbing printed materials
  • Screen their staff for symptoms related to COVID-19 prior to attending the event
  • Refrain from physical contact with attendees and practice social distancing during setup/teardown
  • Comply with venue and event-specific guidelines, terms, and conditions
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