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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

CONNECTED & AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES & IOT WORLD HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 26-29, 2021

Please scroll down to view the latest updates on COVID-19 as it relates to the event

Update as of May 21

Announcing IoT World Virtual. No Travel Required.

As the world has continued to adapt over the past few months, we have been continuously reviewing the best ways to serve the IoT community.

We believe the need for the IoT community to connect, inform and innovate is stronger than ever, and we are committed to providing you this platform.  

With the prospect of physical gatherings unlikely in the coming months, we are excited to announce the launch of IoT World Virtual, a two-day virtual experience to be held August 11 - 12, 2020, that will allow our entire global community to participate.  

Meanwhile, we are rescheduling our in-person version of IoT World & Connected & Autonomous Vehicles 2020 to 2021 and it will now take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, April 26 - 29, 2021.  

IoT World Virtual will deliver the same, high-quality content including world-renowned keynotes, conference tracks, trainings, workshops, roundtables and working groups that you were looking forward to at this year’s in-person event.

We are also excited for the opportunity to provide new innovative networking opportunities through data driven networking engagements across various new virtual formats.

We believe in the power of gathering our community to share, inspire, and strengthen our industry, and are committed to continue this through our media brand, IoT World Today, and now through our IoT World Series of virtual events too.  

Stay tuned for more information about IoT World Virtual, August 11 - 12, 2020, very soon!

Update as of April 28

We hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy during this time. As the world navigates the extraordinary circumstances that we are facing, I wanted to check-in with our community and address the inquiries we’ve received in relation to Connected & Autonomous Vehicles 2020.

We continue to monitor key developments in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and will follow the guidance of health officials, the State of California and County of Santa Clara on when events can safely resume and in what format. We believe in the power of gathering our community to share, inspire, and strengthen our industry and are committed to being that resource in 2020. While we are proceeding with caution towards an in-person event, with extensive biosecurity plans underway, we are also developing robust digital options in case we need to adjust to circumstances beyond our control. Our goal is to provide the community with the same great learning and networking opportunities as we have every year, while adding digital elements to allow our attendees to participate in a way that they are comfortable with.

Lastly, we know that the entire IoT & automotive industries have been affected, one way or another, by the COVID-19 crisis. We realize the tremendous impact this situation has had on the supply chains and business models of businesses and individuals and know that our community is working overtime to utilize IoT developments in both the fight against COVID-19 and the transition into our new normal, fueled by connected technologies. Thank you to all those working to progress developments while the outside world remains uncertain. We are working on ways to support our community during this time and will provide more information on how we are doing so soon.

For future updates regarding Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, please check our COVID-19 landing page as we will update this information regularly.

Update as of April 14

We understand that this is a difficult time for many. Right now, we are focusing on the future and are hopeful that conditions will improve allowing Connected & Autonomous Vehicles & IoT World to take place this August.

The health and wellbeing of the event community is our top priority therefore our planning efforts for the August event include increased cleaning/sanitation, hygiene advocacy, increased availability to medical staff, travel restriction mitigation, physical distancing measures and modified food service, to name a few. 

As Connected & Autonomous Vehicles draws closer, we will be in a better position to share specific details around onsite protocols that take into account the current health situation.

Update as of March 11

THE EVENT HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 10 - 13, 2020

Please be advised of the latest updates and FAQs below


On March 09, The County of Santa Clara issued an order to cancel gatherings over 1,000 attendees up until April 01, 2020. On March 10, the local state of emergency was extended to April 09, but the order on cancelling large gatherings remains at April 01.

Despite Connected & Autonomous Vehicles & IoT World occurring after the timeframe of the current order, the situation around COVID-19 is evolving rapidly as are your corporate travel considerations. After close consultation with our partners in the IoT community, and as part of our Managed Postponement Program we have made the difficult decision to postpone Internet of Things World and reschedule for August 10-13, 2020.

Having spent the past year preparing for the event with our advisors, speakers, exhibitors and event partners, we’re genuinely disappointed not to be able to host you as planned in April, but the experience and safety of our community and everyone involved in the event continues to be our top priority.

The event has officially been rescheduled to the dates of Monday August 10 – Thursday August 13, 2020 at the San Jose Convention Center. Exhibitors, Speakers and Attendees will be contacted imminently with further information.

We understand there will be a lot of questions and concerns following this announcement. For attendees, we will automatically transfer your registration to the August event. For questions and concerns, please contact deme.donnelly@informa.com.

For exhibitors and sponsors, we will transfer your program to the August event. Your Account Manager will be reaching out personally this week to discuss your immediate questions. We continue to work diligently to ensure all details are buttoned down and we thank you for your patience.

As always, we would like to thank everyone who helps to make the event possible and recognize that our event does not happen without your support. We appreciate the open discussions and encouragement. The conversations we’ve had over the last several days have proven how lucky we all are to be part of this supportive industry.

FAQS RELATED TO EVENT POSTPONEMENT

When will the event now take place?

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles and IoT World will take place at the San Jose Convention Center, CA, between the dates of Monday, August 10 – Thursday, August 13, 2020.

This reschedule has provided us the opportunity to revert to the same formation of event as previous years. Please note the updated day formation:

  • Monday, August 10: Pre-Conference Workshops & Training Day, Silicon Valley AgTech Conference
  • Tuesday, August 11: IoT World Executive Keynotes Day, Expo Hours 4-6pm, IoT World Awards
  • Wednesday, August 12: Morning Keynotes + Conference Tracks, Expo Hours 10-6pm, Networking Party
  • Thursday, August 13: Morning Keynotes + Conference Tracks, Expo Hours 10-4pm, IoT World Careers Fair
Room blocks & housing reservations

The Hilton, Hyatt Place and Marriott have confirmed with us they are automatically cancelling reservations and the holding charge for room guarantee will not be charged.  If you booked with the Fairmont San Jose, their policy is for you to directly cancel with them.  Please give them a call at 408-998-1900.

All registered attendees who have booked via the IoT World room block links will receive a cancellation email directly from the hotel within 48hrs. If you do not receive this, please contact the hotel directly in first instance.

How does this affect my current attendee registration?

For attendees, we will automatically transfer your registration to the August event. For questions and concerns, please contact deme.donnelly@informa.com.

What does this mean for an exhibitor/sponsor?

For exhibitors and sponsors, we will transfer your program to the August event. Your Account Manager will be reaching out personally to discuss your immediate questions. We continue to work diligently to ensure all details are buttoned down and we thank you for your patience. 

What happens with my orders with official show vendors such as Freeman, Visit/GES (registration/lead retrieval) and Metro MultiMedia AV:
We are working with our vendor partners to finalize details around these orders. It may take a bit of time to provide the official processes, so we appreciate your patience as we work through finalizing what will hopefully be a smooth transition for these orders.

I have already shipped my freight to the Freeman Advance Warehouse. How can I get this freight returned?
We are working with Freeman to establish processes regarding handling exhibitor freight. There may be an option to store freight at the Freeman Advance Warehouse until the show, however those options are still being reviewed. We will share these details with you as soon as they become available.

HEALTH & SAFETY RULES


Please take note of additional Health & Safety rules and advice at the event, which include:

Update as of March 4th

THE EVENT IS PROCEEDING AS PLANNED ON APRIL 6-9, SAN JOSE

Health & Safety Advice

Please take note of additional Health & Safety rules and advice at Connected & Autonomous Vehicles 2020 which include:

We Recommend No Handshakes - Stick with smiles and waves, but it's up to you 

No Sniffles - Stay at home if you are sick, have a fever or sniffles

Wash. Wash. Wash - Wash your hands often and for 20 seconds. Use provided hand sanitizer at every opportunity. Bring extra hand sanitizer just in case.

Additional Measures at the Event

IoT World and Team San Jose will be deploying additional measures to ensure a healthy and safe show:

• Increased cleaning and disinfection program across all high-volume touch points, e.g. catering areas, surfaces, handrails, WCs, entrances/exits, public touchscreens, etc. along with the use of correct cleaning/sanitizing materials and products

• Increased onsite medical support

• Awareness campaign via online and onsite info-share and signage

• Availability of sanitizing and disinfection materials for public use

• Awareness and training to all staff on standard personal preventative measures, e.g. personal hygiene, frequency of use of sanitizing/disinfection products, etc.

• Advice to exhibitors on implementing effective cleaning and disinfection of stands, offices along with guidance on personal hygiene measures and common preventive behavior.

• Installing new signage onsite reminding attendees of hygiene recommendations

• Implementing a mic change protocol in production for speakers


We also encourage all attendees and exhibitors to follow these best practices for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of illness:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Stay in your hotel or at home when you are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Update as of February 27th

Informa is adhering to all travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State. Attendees travelling from affected areas must comply with all restrictions and safety measures put in place by the U.S. government and their departure/arrival airports.

Travel Advisories

Informa is adhering to all travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State. Attendees travelling from affected areas must comply with all restrictions and safety measures put in place by the U.S. government and their departure/arrival airports.

Staying Healthy

We encourage all attendees and exhibitors to follow these best practices for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of illness:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay in your hotel or at home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Update as of February 7th

Guidelines

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (co-located with Internet of Things World) is planned to take place as scheduled in San Jose. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and are complying with the guidelines set by the local government, the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization (WHO). 


Travel from China

Be advised if you are traveling from China to the US, travel restrictions are in place. It is not known how long they will remain in place. Check with your country’s officials for travel information and ability to enter the US.