Consequences of the covid-19 pandemic
After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, it has become clear that conducting ESTAD2021 on August 30 to September 2 2021 as digital conference is our only option. But keep reading, there are great options to be on-site in our “Steel-bar” as well for you who are able to travel to Stockholm!
Although the Swedish government have lifted many restrictions recently, it is still challenging to travel to Stockholm from other countries and many organizations still have travel restrictions for their employees.
Therefore, we have decided it best to adapt in accordance. For those of you that are able to come to Stockholm, don’t hesitate. We will offer you a great event! There are 50% of already registered participants who want to be on-site, so there will be great networking opportunities.
With the current restrictions in Sweden it is possible to attend physically at the venue for the digital conference. All presentations except plenary on Monday, ReUSteel on Tuesday and Hybrit on Wednesday, are pre-recorded, in order to level the circumstances for the presenters and audience. The sessions will be hosted similar to a sports bar, our very own “Steel-bar”, with wall screens and headphones enabling you to follow and switch between the different sessions and presentations and of course talk to other present colleagues during breaks. There will still be a hosted dinner for networking (and good food), albeit on a smaller scale. All participants, on-site and digital, will be able to communicate via the digital platform.
Making the conference a digital event will enable us to provide the experience that our attendees, speakers, partners, employees, sponsors, and exhibitors expect and deserve, while keeping everybody safe and staying within all safety regulations. We want to thank all of you for your support, open discussions, and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the steel community comes together and connects at ESTAD. We firmly believe this to be valid also for our digital event.
Important Health and Safety Information for participants on-site
Antigen Test Card, self–test at the conference venue
We offer free Antigen Test Card, self–test, for those who would like to do a test. It is optional to do the test. The test can be picked up at the registration desk.
The conference venue
The venue, Münchenbryggeriet, follows carefully the recommendations the Public Health Agency of Sweden. Due to the pandemic, the Münchenbryggeriet has extended cleaning routines in both public areas and meeting rooms and are extra careful with toilets and contact areas. Participants are offered the opportunity to wash their hands with soap and water and are offered hand sanitizer. The staff is updated regarding the latest recommendations regarding hygiene routines and how to limit the spread of infections at the venue.
The head phones that are used by participants in the Steel Bar, during the sessions, will be cleaned when they have been returned.
Face masks are available at the registration desk.
If you feel sick during the conference, it is important that you contact the registration desk immediately or phone the administrative secretariat, Monica Gunnarson, + 46 725 09 53 75.
Please remember to keep the distance during the conference, thank you!
+46 8 679 17 00
SE-111 87 Stockholm