EXPO Health & Safety

Health and safety have always been top priorities for APEX & IFSA, and this will be amplified in ‎the planning and execution of EXPO. APEX & IFSA continue to monitor the guidelines, ‎restrictions, and advisories from around the world. While the state of ‎California has eliminated their mandated requirements and restrictions as of 15 June, as EXPO is a ‎global event, APEX & IFSA have set the following requirements to best protect our members, ‎staff, and vendors.  ‎

All attendees, staff, and vendors must be fully vaccinated or provide a ‎negative COVID test result to attend all aspects of the EXPO. Attendees must have received ‎their final dose by 3 October 2021 to be considered fully vaccinated. A photo ID will be required ‎to pick up your badge.  

  1. For those fully vaccinated by EXPO:‎
  • You will have the option to enter your vaccination information and to upload a photo of your vaccination card while registering online in ‎advance of EXPO. (Those that enter their information in advance will have an ‎expedited registration check-in process onsite in Long Beach.) ‎
  • If you do not wish to enter your vaccination information while registering for EXPO, ‎you may show proof of your vaccination once onsite in Long Beach. (Please note ‎that there will likely be longer lines at registration for those needing to present proof of ‎vaccination onsite.) ‎
  • If you receive your vaccination after you complete your registration, you will have the ‎option to log into the registration portal to add vaccination information to your record.  ‎APEX/IFSA will not store vaccination information. All vaccination information will ‎be purged shortly after EXPO.  ‎
  • Bulk badges may be picked up only for those who provided proof of vaccination in ‎advance as part of online registration.  ‎

2. For those not fully vaccinated by 3 October but have a negative test result prior to arrival at the EXPO registration check-in: ‎

  • Once onsite, you must show a negative COVID result from a test taken within the ‎previous three days of EXPO registration check-in. ‎
  • Attendees will have the option to receive a complimentary vaccination provided by the Long Beach ‎Health Department onsite at the Long Beach Convention Center.  ‎

3. For those not fully vaccinated by 3 October and do not have a negative test ‎result prior to arrival at EXPO registration check-in: ‎

  • Attendees will have the option to receive a complimentary vaccination provided by the ‎Long Beach Health Department onsite at the ‎Long Beach Convention Center. Vaccines will ‎be dual dose and either the first or second dose can be administered. Exact brand of ‎vaccine will be determined‎.‎
  • Attendees will also need to receive a negative result from a complimentary rapid test ‎provided by ‎the Long Beach Health Department onsite at the Long Beach Convention ‎Center. Results will take 15 minutes. Exact brand of rapid test will be determined‎.‎
  • Neither health insurance nor proof of benefits are required.‎

Those who do not adhere to any of the above three requirements will not be permitted to attend ‎the ‎APEX/IFSA EXPO.

Additional Health & Safety Protocols ‎

  • Masks will be optional but are recommended for those not vaccinated. ‎
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available around the Long Beach Convention Center and ‎the ‎EXPO. ‎
  • Social distancing will not be enforced. ‎
  • Stay tuned on details for international visitors who need PCR tests to exit the ‎United States. ‎APEX/IFSA is sourcing free COVID-19 PCR testing available during EXPO with ‎next-day ‎results.‎