Frequently asked questions about Maintenance

As you have undoubtedly heard through the media, with the publication of a new Ministerial Decree on 12 January the Belgian government has extended the current measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus until 8 March 2021. These measures mean that many cultural and economic activities, including trade shows, are on hold.

As trade show organisers, we are in close contact with the relevant politicians and authorities, but we have no idea when the measures will be eased for our sector. In short, there is no perspective at the moment.

In the meantime, only 8 weeks remain until the Maintenance edition of 28 & 29 April 2021 in Antwerp Expo. Since the organisation of a quality trade show requires weeks of preparation, both for you, as an exhibitor, and for us, as organisers, we are committed to informing you in a timely manner of the state of affairs.

The current uncertain situation and circumstances entirely beyond our control, unfortunately force us to move Maintenance from 28 & 29 April 2021 to Wed 23 & Thu 24 March 2022 in Antwerp Expo. The co-location of the Pumps & Valves trade show is also moved and there will also be a M+R edition on the dates of 23 & 24 March 2022.

As organisers, we did everything in our power to make preparations for Maintenance to be held in Antwerp Expo in April 2021 in a safe manner, but the current health situation in our country and in our most important neighbouring countries and the related government measures unfortunately do not yet allow us to restart in April.

We would like to thank you again for your understanding, patience and trust.

See you soon!

Dieter Wilssens
Group Event Director

Yes. Make a connection with the network ‘Antwerp Expo’.

Yes. At the entrance of Maintenance there is a guarded cloakroom where you can leave your things for a fee. Don’t forget to pick up your stuff at the end of your visit. The cloakroom closes at the same time when the event closes.

Furthermore, the same rules apply as in all public places: do not leave anything unattended or the security picks it up. And watch out for your things: we are not responsible for theft or damage.

Yes. You can find catering points throughout the exhibition halls. During your visit, enjoy a break with breakfast, lunch, snacks, …

Yes. By showing your visitor badge you get back in quickly.

Have you lost something and are you still in Antwerp Expo? Then sign up at the Easyfairs Business Point. Are you back home already? Then contact us via marketing-mai@easyfairs.com.


Your safety has always been one of our top priorities, and now more than ever. Our events and venues are doing everything to be the cleanest and safest places to meet and do business.


Cleaning & Hygiene


All surfaces at an Easyfairs event are treated with hospital-grade disinfectants. The most frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected at regular intervals. Electrostatic spraying technology ensures the highest standards of hygiene.

Hand hygiene

Hand sanitiser stations will be available everywhere on the exhibition floor and in common areas such as seminar theatres. Please make good use of them! Disposable gloves are available.

Smart Badge contactless technology

The best way to stay safe at an event is by using our Smart Badge, which requires no physical contact and guarantees a 100% safe event experience. You will receive your Smart Badge at the entrance after having scanned the barcode on your printed voucher or mobile device. Thanks to the embedded NFC chip you can use your badge throughout the event to gather product and stand information with a swipe of your badge. At the end of the day you receive all collected information via email.

Cashless payment

To protect your personal health and safety, we only accept cashless payments at Easyfairs venues.

Food & drinks

You can still purchase food and drinks at our events and venues. For your safety, they are provided in prepacked servings, to eliminate the risk of infection. We kindly ask you to use the hand sanitisers available at catering points before eating and drinking.


Partnership SGS

Easyfairs has entered into a partnership with
SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification,
testing and certification company.
Concret, they will develop a control and
monitoring program to ensure the enhanced
safety, hygiene and disinfection protocols on
the events and in the venues.



We provide the necessary CO2 meters in all
our halls and ensure adequate ventilation.


Personal protection & detection

Face masks

We kindly remind you that face masks are obligated at our events. We encourage you to bring your own, but event staff will be on hand to provide one if you forget!

Plexiglass shields

Plexiglass shields will be installed at registration desks, information points, catering points and all counters staffed by team members throughout the event floor.

Physical distancing

Social distancing

We kindly request that you maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people. This social distancing rule will be adapted according the local safety regulations. Clear signage and floor stickers will help you respect this distance.

Maximum capacity in conference rooms

Conference areas will also allow for social distancing, with 1.5 metres between chairs. This means there will be limited capacity, so please arrive early. Some chairs may be marked as unavailable. Please respect this instruction and do not move the chairs.

Avoid physical contact

Avoid physical contact. No hand shaking or kissing!

Online registration and touchless scanning

Please register online before every event, as registration onsite is not possible. You can either print out your admission voucher, which has a barcode, or bring it on your mobile device. You will then be able to scan the barcode at one of our touchless scanning stations. Please note that for your safety, onsite printing is no longer possible.

Directional walkways

On paths where there is enough room for people to walk in both directions, please keep to your side as indicated by the directional arrows.

Prepare online

By consulting our website you’ll be able to make your visit as efficient as possible. You can use the exhibitor catalogue and content programme to plan which companies and products you would like to see, and which seminars to attend.  We kindly advise you to plan ahead so you can arrive on time for any seminars, as places may be limited due to social distancing measures.

One-way only aisles

One-way-only aisles will help to manage traffic and minimise crowding. They will also make it easier for you to respect the social distancing rules and avoid crossing the paths of other visitors.

Stay home if you feel ill

Finally, as much as we want to see you at our events, we kindly ask you to respect everyone’s health and safety. If you feel at all ill – including mild cold symptoms or a high temperature – please stay at home.

Crowd density standards

To ensure appropriate physical distancing during Easyfairs events we will monitor the number of people attending our event locations, in accordance with local government guidelines.

Registration timeslot

At selected events, registering for a pre-determined time slot will be required. This way we can ensure compliance with crowd density standards, while saving you time.


Thank you for observing these rules.

stay safe and we hope to see you soon at one of our events!

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