Health & Safety for Breakbulk Events

We are actively and continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation in line with local, state and federal authorities and public health advice and the World Health Organization (WHO). 

The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff – your health – is our number one priority. We are working closely with the Breakbulk event venues to implement safety measures according to local regulations. Further, our parent company Hyve continues to track the varying situations around the world, everywhere that serves as a location for a Hyve event. It has also formed a task force that has established company-wide guidelines that all events must follow in tandem with local regulations. Hyve health and safety measures are organized into four areas:

Social Distancing 

Construction Phase: We will provide enhanced guidelines to assist exhibitors and contractors in the set-up and break-down of events, tailored to each venue and location.
Meeting Areas: All rooms, including conference rooms, meeting rooms and rooms for social functions will be set up according to the social distancing guidance in place at the time of the event.

Protect and Detect 

Enhanced security checks: Where required by local government, we will introduce mandatory temperature checks and real name ID checks, such as those required in China. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): All visitors, exhibitors, colleagues and suppliers will be offered gloves and masks upon request if they do not have their own. Where such measures are enforced by local or national governments for use in public areas, they will be mandatory at our events. We will communicate this in advance, along with a reminder of our responsibility to keep all visitors safe by denying entry to those who are unable or unwilling to comply with all health and safety measures employed by Hyve or the venues. 
Enhanced First Aid & Medical Support: This will be available across all our events, as well as dedicated quarantine areas, if required by local authorities. 
Sneeze Guards: We will use physical glass or plexiglass dividers where possible, and will be providing staff with face visors or masks at busy areas including helpdesks and registration kiosks where frequent face to face interaction is expected.

Cleaning and Hygiene 

Enhanced cleaning: We will work with the venues to offer an enhanced cleaning regime throughout each event.

Personal hygiene: Hand sanitisers will be made available at high traffic areas around event spaces, including entrances, catering areas and toilet facilities.


We are monitoring Covid-19 developments very closely and will communicate further updates as they relate to our events and as the situation develops. We are committed to keeping all visitors, exhibitors, delegates, suppliers and partners safe at our events. These updates will be communicated via our websites and emails, in exhibitor manuals and exhibitor zones, and through event signage and announcements.

H&S Measures by Event Region

Regional measures will be posted on each event website, and will reflect the most up-to-date information available.

Messe Bremen (Breakbulk Europe)

George R. Brown Convention Center (Breakbulk Americas)

Dubai World Trade Centre (Breakbulk Middle East)