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2021 Safety First Commitment

SME Events Health, Safety and Planning Standards

SME is a leader in the advancement of manufacturing, fostering engagement, education and commerce at all our North American events.

While SME is committed to an optimal event experience, we have highlighted the changes that we are putting into place. These health and safety standards have been developed in accordance with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events.

Safety Guidelines for In Person Events

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Our Key Commitments for In Person Events

We will expedite cleaning, personal hygiene, physical distancing, and other measures through these key commitments.
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On-Site Guidelines

We have established on-site guidelines for physical distancing, entering and check in, sessions and the exhibit floor.
attendee delegate guidelines

Attendee and Conference Delegate Guidelines

Our new safety protocols ensure that attendees and conference delegates experience the safest possible environment at SME events.
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Exhibitor Guidelines

Our exhibitors are the backbone of SME Events and lead the way in providing a safe, informed experience while exhibiting at in person events.
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Venue Cleaning and Hygiene

We offer these convention center hygiene principles as the cornerstone to producing a successful event in the current environment.
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Prevention and Detection

Advanced safety and medical services are essential practices for COVID protection that are being proactively incorporated into every SME event.