The BLOCKCHANCE EUROPE 2021 takes places December 02nd – 04th in Hamburg, Germany. Please find all information on the Sars-CoV-2 hygiene concept here.
Under which conditions will BLOCKCHANCE EUROPE 2021 take place?
This year’s Blockchance conference will take place under the application of the German 2G regulation. On-site there are no capacity limits, no mask requirement, and no distance requirement (as of 28.11.2021). Of course, Blockchance complies with all regulations in force at the time of the event.
Which rules apply at the event venue?
In addition to the requirements to be fulfilled, we ensure regular ventilation and set up high-performance air filtration systems in the premises. The filter system should reduce the risk of infection to a minimum as we have a complete exchange of the room air every few minutes. You do not have to wear a mask, but of course, can if you feel safer doing it. The area of the trade fair has generous space so distancing is no problem at all. Due to the filter systems, we do not have distancing applied on the conference halls.
Who is allowed to attend the conference in consideration of the 2G regulation?
All participants of BLOCKCHANCE EUROPE 2021 must show proof of being fully vaccinated or having recovered from an infection. One is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after administration of the second vaccine dose (or the first in the case of the Johnsson & Johnsson vaccine). One is considered recovered for a period of 28 days to six months after a positive PCR test result. More information on categorization can be found here. Participation without appropriate proof (including the presentation of an official identification document) is not possible.
Which vaccines are accepted?
Following vaccines are accepted in the EU:
- Comirnaty (Pfizer/BionNTech)
- Janssen (Johnson&Johnson)
- Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
- Spikevax (Moderna)
The EU does not accept Sputnik V, Sinovak, Sinopharm or similar vaccines.
What documents do I need at the entrance?
Due to the strict hygiene concept, the entry will take longer than usual. We kindly ask for you patience and help. Please listen to our security and admission staff. Please note that we are not allowed to grant you entrance to the facilities if you do not bring the following documents:
- official ID document (no pictures, copys or anything similar)
- official (digital) certificate of vaccination or for recovery of an infection – if you do not have a digital certificate the entrance will take longer
- your ticket
Please be aware that we need to check your vaccination every time you enter the venue. Also, due to government restricitions, we need to collect your personal data and store it for 30 days. We will provide a QR-code for the German Luca app or a forms for that.
Optional 2G Plus
In addition to the mandatory 2G rule, we would like to introduce an optional 2G Plus rule. The “Plus” means an additional rapid test besides the vaccination. Our whole team is going to be tested every day and we kindly ask you to do the same. Rapid Antigen Tests are free of charge in Germany when done in one of the many test facilities. The closest ones are at the Rathaus Apotheke (100m) as well as in the Große Bäckerstraße (200m). Of course, the testing is not mandatory but offers another great opportunity to make this wonderful event even safer. You can find an overview of all test centers nearby here.
What happens if I do not have proof?
Blockchance stands for inclusion in practice. We do not want to exclude anyone, but it is not possible to run the event economically while keeping a distance. Therefore, participation is excluded in this case. We would like to apologize in advance to all those who are therefore unable to participate, but unfortunately, there is no other solution for us. Of course, all ticket-holders will get a full refund if they won’t be able to attend due to the regulation.
Is there a digital event?
Yes, BLOCKCHANCE EUROPE 2021 will take place hybrid. In addition to in-person participation, we allow virtual participation via the Whova App. There are extra heavilyv discounted virtual tickets for this. These include access to the network, the live stream of the event and the virtual trade show via the app.
If you have any questions about the hygiene concept or the 2G regulation, Konrad is always available for questions at [email protected]