Anti-harassment code of conduct
Informa Markets’ goal is to connect buyers and sellers and support the flow of business and trade. Our platforms help businesses meet, discover products, trade and grow through major exhibitions, virtual events, online marketplaces, specialist content and data services. This can only be achieved if we create and maintain an environment where ALL people are treated with dignity, decency and respect. As such, we expect every “participant” in any Informa event (in person or virtual) in any manner whatsoever, including, but not limited to, all exhibitors, attendees, speakers, guests, professionals, media, staff members, workers, contractors, vendors, security or anyone else who participates in any way, to behave appropriately and in accordance with this anti-discrimination and anti-harassment code of conduct. Each participant is solely responsible for their own conduct while participating in the event or any part of the event. Guardians are solely responsible for the conduct of any minors participating in the event or any part of the event.
Code of conduct rules:
Please be aware of and respect the personal boundaries of your fellow participants so that everyone can enjoy their time at the event.
Informa has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for discrimination or harassment of any kind including, but not limited to:
- Offensive verbal comments.
- Inappropriate physical contact.
- Unwelcome physical attention.
- Physical assault and/or battery.
- Harassing or non-consensual photography or recording.
- Sustained disruption of presentations and other events.
- Bathroom policing.
- Sexually explicit, suggestive and/or provocative behavior or signage.
- Hate symbols.
On account of (without limitation):
- National origin.
- Gender identity.
- Gender presentation.
- Sexual orientation.
- Marital status.
- Body size.
- Any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
If a person engages in behavior in violation of this anti-discrimination and anti-harassment code of conduct at any time, Informa will take prompt action in any form deemed appropriate, including expulsion from the event with no refund.
Our policy applies to EVERYONE participating in an Informa event. ALL participants are subject to this code of conduct.
Anyone can report discrimination or harassment to event staff/security at any time. If someone’s behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness discrimination or harassment happening to someone else, you should immediately contact event staff/security. If necessary, security or event staff will contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place, or otherwise assist those experiencing discrimination or harassment.
When you submit a report and throughout the investigation process, your identity will be kept confidential to the best of our ability, consistent with best business practices. If preferred, you have the option to remain completely anonymous, but this does inhibit the investigation team's ability to get sufficient information to make the right determination about your case. Informa also has a zero-tolerance policy for retaliation, including if you feel someone has taken retaliatory action against you because you made a report or participated in an investigation.
As a participant in an Informa event, we appreciate your support of and cooperation with the anti-discrimination and anti-harassment code of conduct. Your cooperation helps us improve Informa policies that uphold the integrity of our events.