Safer Floor.
Safer Show.

Per the latest health and safety mandates from New York City and the Javits Center, ALL LightFair participants will be required to show digital or physical proof of Covid-19 vaccination and wear masks. We thank you for your support in ensuring a safe, memorable and productive LightFair 2021.

LightFair Health and Safety Requirements for October 23 - October 30, 2021 (pre-show/move-in; during the event; post-show/move-out)

Proof of Vaccination

Proof of vaccination will be required of all individuals 16 and older that plan to attend LightFair.
  • Individuals must show digital or physical proof of vaccination at access points to the Javits Center
  • Individuals must have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine that is FDA approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO

Masks Required

Masks are required to be worn by all individuals. This includes attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and LightFair staff.

Proof of Vaccination FAQs

What type of Covid-19 vaccination is required for entry into the Javits Center?

Digital or physical Proof of Vaccination may include:

I am an international attendee. What proof of vaccination is accepted for attendees from outside the US?

If you received the Covid-19 vaccine outside the US, you must have an official immunization record that includes:

  • First name and last name
  • Date of Birth
  • Vaccine product name (only vaccines authorized by the WHO are acceptable)
  • Date(s) administered
  • Site where the vaccine was administered, or name of the person who administered it
My international Proof of Vaccination card administered by my home country does not include the site where the vaccination was administered or the name(s) of the person who administered. Will my provided vaccination proof be accepted for entry?

LightFair will accept official Government-issued vaccination cards. Only vaccines authorized by the WHO (World Health Organization) are acceptable.

My home country accepted Astra Zeneca as an emergency form of vaccination. Will this be accepted as a form of vaccination?

Yes, since Astra Zeneca was authorized for emergency use, it will be acceptable.

What do I need to bring with me to show proof of vaccination?

You may bring a digital or physical copy of your vaccination record to be verified at the Lightfair Health Check upon entry into the facility.

Is there a Health App I can use to provide proof of vaccination?

Yes, there are several options that you can use, and all are accepted but LightFair recommends using the NYC Covid Safe App: Android | iOS-RECOMMENDED

Where can I find the NYC Covid Safe App?

Download the app at these links. Android | iOS

How will the vaccination process work upon entry into the Javits Center?

Health Check points will be located at entry points to the Javits Center. Upon entry, you will be asked to provide your proof of vaccination to a show security team. Once you are verified, you will be provided a Proof of Vaccination Card. You will then be allowed entry into the facility.

I will need to schedule a PCR covid test before returning to my home Country, does LightFair offer testing services? If not, can you provide locations close to the Center that may offer such services?

LightFair will not have testing available on-site but there are several testing options in the Manhattan Area near the Javits Center. This link includes a few options in the area: NYC/Manhattan Testing Options

Will entry into the Javits Center be granted to individuals that may have medical or religious reasons for not getting a Covid-19 vaccination, but are able to provide a negative Covid test?

Due to the current requirements in the City of NYC and State of New York, all LightFair attendees must be vaccinated. No exceptions are provided at this time.

Mask FAQs

What type of masks are acceptable?

Masks should have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric. Two- or three-layer disposable medical masks are acceptable.

Is there a specific way I must wear my mask while inside the Javits Center?

Masks must be placed over your nose and mouth and secured under your chin.

Are there any additional recommendations about masks?

It is recommended to have a face mask that includes a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out of the top of the mask

Are Gaiters an acceptable mask form?

Gaiters will be allowed but not recommended – ALL gaiters should be made with two layers OR fold to make two layers.

Will masks be provided at LightFair?

LightFair will have a supply of 3-ply disposable masks located at Registration if you misplace, forget, or lose your mask.

May I remove my mask while on the show floor to enjoy food and beverage?

You may only remove your mask on the LightFair show floor for the purpose of enjoying food and beverage. Once you have enjoyed your beverage and/or food item, we ask that you please wear your mask.

Will speakers and presenters be wearing masks on-site and within conference sessions?

Speakers are required to wear masks unless on stage presenting. Speakers are not required to wear masks when presenting or while participating on panels. Social distancing will be maintained between the speaker and attendees.

Other FAQs

I am not vaccinated but would like to participate in LightFair 2021. How can I do that?

While entry to the Javits Center requires you to be vaccinated, online education is still a great option if you are unvaccinated. Please note however that the exhibit hall/ trade show experience is in person ONLY.

  • Earn CEU credits and connect with our speakers via the LIVEstreamed conference sessions Oct 27-29. Register here.
  • Download our Lightfair Mobile App (COMING SOON) to access the full Show Directory during our show days. Within our Mobile App you will find the complete exhibitor list and contact information for the various companies that are joining us in NYC.
  • Connect with us on social and visit our blog where many of our exhibitors are featured and the conversation continues beyond the show floor all year.
  • Contact LightFair

    Do you have questions about the LightFair trade show? We are happy to help.

  • Safer Floor. Safer Show.

    Your safety is our priority. We are committed to implementing safe and smart protocols.

Conference schedule will be announced in January 2020.

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