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November 1-3, 2022
Moscone CenterSan Francisco, CA

Health and Safety at Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

In an effort to make Greenbuild a welcoming space for all, we have designed the session rooms with multiple seating accommodations, and even some standing options so that you can choose the space that makes you feel most comfortable to learn and connect.

As the world’s leading events’ organizer, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.

Placing your safety at the heart of our events

All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, all Informa events will follow the ten Informa AllSecure priority commitments. Wherever applicable and possible, our events will also apply the fuller range of standards and guidelines described in the  Informa AllSecure guidebook

In addition, our current plan is to require all participants and support staff to provide proof of full vaccination or negative PCR test within 72 hours of arriving at the event. We are finalizing the details of how this will work and will share them as soon as possible. Our #1 goal is to keep our team and our community safe. We appreciate your support.

Cleaning and Hygiene

Here are measures we will take to facilitate the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene:

Enhanced Cleaning

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo will undertake enhanced, deep cleaning before, during and after our events, working with venue partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes continuous sanitization throughout the course of an event, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms and food and beverage areas.

Personal Hygiene

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo will provide additional hand washing facilities and hand sanitising stations throughout the event space, encouraging all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.

Physical Distancing

We will manage physical distancing through the following processes:

Non-Contact Registration

Through increased use of technology, Greenbuild International Conference & Expo aims to minimize lines and entry transactions. Visitors are encouraged to register online before the show enabling barcode scanning for contactless entry. Registration counters will have a partition between visitors and registration staff.

Crowd Density Standards (CDS)

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo will maintain a density of participants. This will be managed through one or more control measures such as pre-show communications to participants, a traffic system around show floors, and on-site signage and floor markings.

Physical Distancing

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo is following a 3-foot radial distance / 6 feet of physical distance per person. One- way entrances and exits into and in the building including exhibit halls. Lounges, table rounds, seating areas will be arranged to ensure social distancing.  Elevators and Restrooms will have capacity controls.

Detect and Protect

Measures are in place for both protection and early detection:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

All event staff will be required to wear a face mask upon entry to Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. Speakers are not required to wear masks during sessions or presentations. Guests who will be wearing masks, should bring their own. Unvaccinated guests are required to wear masks per the State of California. 

First Aid

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo will have access to a qualified first aid responder for any immediate medical needs or medically-related questions.

Official Vendors

Our vendors are taking all precautions and providing added tips on designing a Safe, Successful Event in a Post-Covid World. 

The Moscone Center has also taken sensible precautions to ensure a healthy and safe event. 

OnPeak, Greenbuild’s housing vendor, along with our event hotels have created a one-stop-shop location for all hotel health & safety outlines. For any information regarding guidelines currently in place at any of our event hotels, please visit the OnPeak Hotel Health & Safety Hub.

In addition to the convention center’s work towards a safe and successful event; the City of San Francisco is working to create an overall safe environment for all visitors and guests. See below for the link to the City COVID-19 information hub:

San Francisco COVID-19 FAQs

What Exhibitors Need to Know:

Details will be included in your exhibitor portal and will highlight important safety updates including:

1. Pick Up Your Badge Prior to Entering the Loading Dock Area.

2. Pack a Face Mask.

3. Review Greenbuild International Conference & Expo's Health & Safety Plan.

4. Plan for Extra Time to Enter the Show

5. Exhibit Floor Flow Has Been Modified to Allow for Social Distancing.

What Attendees Need to Know:

According to California's requirements for indoor mega-events, and as of February 22, 2022, all unvaccinated attendees will be required to wear a mask indoors in public places. If you're vaccinated, CDPH recommends wearing a mask indoors when the risk may be high. For more information and real-time updates from California state mandates, see more details on the state COVID-19 resource center

Ensure you read through our Attendee Health & Safety Checklist to prepare for a safe & successful event.

Click here to view recent webinar by Gary Schuman, Head of Safety, Security & Resilience, and learn more about Informa’s All Secure standards and how this has been rolled out at recent Informa events.


If you have further questions or concerns, contact us at 

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo will continually share relevant state and federal health and safety standards. Our goal is to ensure you receive the most up-to-date measures and information for a safe, secure, and organized event.