Health & Safety
SupplySide East continues to prioritize the health and safety of all guests by adhering to CDC and local government guidance. Presently, Hudson County has made the decision to recommend, but not require, masks for all individuals, both vaccinated and unvaccinated. In following that guidance, we will also recommend, but not require, that all guests wear face masks at SupplySide East. Face masks will be available onsite for all guests. We appreciate your patience as we adapt our policies to meet expert guidance and keep our visitors, partners and staff safe.
The health & safety of our SupplySide community remains our top priority as we return to in-person events in 2022. We are making preparations to run SupplySide East in accordance with all national, government and local authority guidance, as well as adapting the Informa AllSecure Plan, Informa’s approach to ensuring the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and operational effectiveness for all show participants.
SupplySide East will be implementing enhanced cleaning with disinfection of hightouch areas, such as door handles, handrails, registration counters and tables in the lobby and show floor.
The show floor aisle carpet will be removed to help maintain more effective cleaning.
SupplySide East will provide hand sanitizer stations throughout the event space and encourage all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.
Through increased use of technology and onsite planning, SupplySide East aims to minimize lines and entry transactions. Visitors are encouraged to register online before the show to minimize close contact with others.
SupplySide East encourages sharing information digitally by connecting through the SupplySide Network 365 mobile app rather than exchanging business cards to limit physical contact.
Per CDC and local guidance, face masks are strongly recommended (not required) at SupplySide East, and will be available onsite if a guest does not have one of their own.
Current mask policy is subject to change based on CDC Guidance and local restrictions.
SupplySide East will have access to a qualified first aid responder for any immediate medical needs or medically related questions.
If Hudson County’s transmission rate rises above 50 cases per 100k residents in a 7 day period, the county may require all individuals, regardless of vaccine status, wear a mask indoors. In this instance, our mask policy would necessarily be adjusted and masks would be required at SupplySide East. In the event that masks are required, we will have them available onsite for all guests.
Informa AllSecure is the approach we are taking to enhancing the health and safety standards in place at Informa events following COVID-19.
From exhibitors to sponsors, speakers, visitors and journalists, those who come to our events come to connect, learn, know more and do more business, effectively and safely.
The standards and practices that make up Informa AllSecure are designed to provide confidence that at every Informa event, we are striving to provide the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, and quality.
Informa AllSecure is based on a set of event industry standards, called All Secure.
The All Secure industry standards were developed collaboratively by a group including industry associations UFI, AEO and SISO, event organisers Informa, Reed Exhibitions and Clarion, a range of event venues, suppliers and with input from health, government, and local authorities.
Informa AllSecure is the way these industry-wide All Secure standards are being applied to Informa events.
You can expect to see that health and safety is a priority and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive, and high-quality organized event experience.
As a starting point, Informa AllSecure events will be run according to the guidance of government or official authority guidance, and according to any venue-specific regulations. In addition, all Informa AllSecure events follow ten key commitments around hygiene, physical distancing, and protection & detection, with additional measures in place where relevant and practical.
No environment or space inside or outside of the home can ever be 100% safe.
At controlled event gatherings like Informa events and through Informa AllSecure, we have put in place a comprehensive range of enhanced standards that make the health and safety of everyone who attends a priority.
Through measures such as enhanced deep cleaning before, during and after events, non-contact registration, distancing and crowd management, and the deployment of screening and protective equipment, we are striving to provide the highest standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness, and to ensure that following COVID-19, our customers, partners and colleagues can connect, learn, know more and do business effectively, safely and with confidence.
We are contacting all participants before the event to let them know what to expect at the event and how to prepare. Upon arrival, signage will be displayed throughout the venue to remind everyone of the enhanced health and safety measures that are in place, and our expectations of all visitors.
We are also using technology to reduce the need for physical contact, for example, non-contact registration, and actively managing visitor flow to ensure physical distancing can be maintained.
The above information is subject to change as we continue to track this situation and receive guidance from state and local health authorities, the Meadowlands Expo Center, the CDC and WHO, and we will provide regular and timely updates to help the community best prepare for SupplySide East.