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29-31 MARCH 2022

BARCELONA, SPAIN

The GFSI Conference

FAQ

On this page, you can find answers to your COVID-related questions and learn how we are adapting the GFSI Conference to best serve you and support the global food safety community amidst the continued effects of the pandemic.

We are committed to delivering the 2022 GFSI Conference as a physical event that meets the highest expectations around sharing knowledge and creating connections – so critical to the continued collaboration at the heart of the Global Food Safety Initiative – accompanied by all of the health and sanitary precautions necessary to meet safely in person.

COVID Q&A

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Is there a chance the GFSI Conference will move to virtual?

We have made the decision to hold the 2022 GFSI Conference as an in-person event in Barcelona. We are moving full speed ahead in the development of an extraordinary event to support the industry in these extraordinary times.

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Will it be a hybrid event? Can I join remotely?

No, the 2022 edition of the GFSI Conference will not have a virtual component. In line with our commitment to providing the premier networking event for food safety professionals worldwide and to honour the commitment of our sponsors and exhibitors, we are providing an in-person-only event. The International Barcelona Convention Center is firmly reserved and ready to welcome you!

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Is it safe to hold an in-person event?

We will adhere to recommended cautionary measures, protocols and guidelines from leading health organisations and national authorities and adjust precautionary measures as necessary to ensure the health and safety of our event attendees and staff.

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What has the overall response been from delegates?

We would like to thank you for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm we have received from the community around the decision to hold the event in person – from the encouraging comments to the surging rate of registrations and the renewed support from sponsors and exhibitors.

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What sanitary measures will be put in place?

The safety and wellbeing of our delegates and colleagues is a top priority for The Consumer Goods Forum, the Global Food Safety Initiative and GFSI Conference. The International Barcelona Convention Center is very spacious, we have reserved our own space and will not commingle with any other groups. Attendees will be spread out in plenary halls, meeting rooms and networking spaces. The exhibition hall has an open floor plan and all recommended sanitary measures – from hand sanitisers to masks and health pass checks – will be implemented throughout the conference week.

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What are the health requirements to enter Spain and prevention measures against COVID-19?

Delegates are encouraged to visit the Spain Travel Health website to ensure you have the latest information available before travelling. You can learn more about the Health Pass and how to obtain one on the Spanish Travel Health website.

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What are the health and prevention requirements to access the venue?

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and new laws involving indoor events and activities, a Health Pass (EU Digital COVID Certificate) is required to attend the event. Passes can be digital or in paper format. They include a QR code that will be scanned on entry into the venue. Learn more about the Health Pass and how to obtain one on the Spanish Travel Health website.

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I don’t see the answer to my question. Who can I contact?

Should you have any questions not addressed on this page, please contact us.

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