Be Safe

Together we can create a safe space where business can flourish.

Your health and safety—and ours—are important! With 100+ in-person events globally, Questex is monitoring data and incorporating the Berlin Senate Department for Health, Care and Gender Equality and WHO guidelines on vaccines, testing and protocols to achieve the best safety results.

Please check the current regulations on entering Germany from the country you are travelling from, and with your airline.

As of 1st April 2022, there will no longer be any restrictive measures for events in Berlin, but we will continue to monitor the situation and inform delegates of any changes to this. 

For anyone requiring a COVID test ahead of their return journey, onsite testing will be available at The InterContinental Hotel 09:00-17:00 each day, no appointment necessary. Antigen tests are €30 with results received in 20 minutes. PCR tests are €95 with results available in approximately 24 hours, or €130 for results in approximately 8 hours. 

We are sharing our safety plans with you below. We will continue to monitor the official guidance and best ways to stay safe, which may result in adjustments to this plan.

Getting you back to business…safely. It happens here. 

Big Ideas

Room For Big Ideas

In accordance with government guidance and local mandates, our events will follow new standards for health and safety. This is conscientious event planning that provides room for you to think big.  

Please do not attend the event if you are experiencing any symptom of illness such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste. 

Please do not attend the event if you have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 in the previous 10 days (unless you are fully vaccinated and boosted or fully vaccinated and recovered in the last 90 days).

Please do not attend the event if you have been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 in the previous 10 days, unless you receive a negative result on or after day 7.  

General session content will be streamed to an overflow room for those not wishing to be seated in the plenary room. 

Safe Space

A Safe Space

We care about clean. It’s one of the most critical and effective ways to keep you and your fellow attendees safe throughout the event. We appreciate your cooperation! 

IHIF will be adhering to IHG’s clean promise 

We all need to do our part to keep our community safe. Plan to:  

  • We encourage use of face masks within this event
  • Wash hands frequently and maintain personal hygiene  
  • Do not attend if you are not feeling well 

Multiple hand sanitiser stations will be distributed throughout the hotels, and disinfectant wipes and sprays will be provided in addition to signage to encourage regular hand-washing 

Enhanced and visible cleaners will be onsite throughout the event to clean public areas, registration areas, exhibition stands, session rooms, meeting areas, restrooms, catering stations and all high-touch areas etc. 

We will be working closely with all suppliers and stand contractors to ensure they are adhering to COVID-19 health and safety policies

We are encouraging the use of digital materials in place of physical promotional/informational materials 

Response Team

Rapid Response Team

Questex is being hyper-vigilant when it comes to safety. We’re monitoring data daily by region and venue and incorporating Berlin Senate Department for Health and WHO guidelines to ensure we have the right resources and processes in place. 

Rowan Scahill is the IHIF's Rapid Response Team leader and is supported by on-site staff and partners.  

We will follow approved health authority guidance on screening participants at the time of the event.

We have aligned with local departments on processes for best safety protocols and are prepared to act quickly if an individual is feeling sick or showing symptoms of illness.  

Medical personnel will be available on-site to provide medical assistance. 

A certified health and safety consultant will be employed to offer advice on detailed health & safety procedures, risk assessments, response plans & to monitor all suppliers & exhibitors to ensure a complete COVID-19 compliant event. 

Updates

Frequent Updates

Whether it be through our event website, mobile app, email or on-site signage, we will be providing the essential information to keep you in the know. 

We have an extensive pre-event communication plan to ensure our delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and suppliers feel confident in our COVID-19 health and safety procedures, as well as their onsite practices. 

Safety reminders and any updated information from local health officials will be provided as needed.

Welcome packs will be delivered electronically to attendees before they arrive on site, explaining the specific health and safety precautions being implemented at the event. Onsite, event signage will be set up to help remind all delegates of health and safety measures, restriction guidelines & hygiene measures.