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The STUVA-Expo is an important meeting place for professional visitors. Here you can compactly, easily and quickly inform yourself about the latest developments in the underground construction and take up contact with business partners. The growing number of professional visitors mirrors the increasing importance of the STUVA-Expo for the industry. STUVA-Expo is open to trade visitors only. We ask you to understand that we are not able to admit end users. As a registered trade visitor the trade show is free of charge.

Due to the current situation a complete online registration including ticketing (print and fold) in advance of the fair is absolutely necessary for all persons who want to attend. It will not be possible to register on arrival this year. 


STUVA-Expo 2021 with 2G-Plus regulation!

Your health and safety is close to our hearts! Therefore, we will only allow access to the STUVA-Expo to participants who are vaccinated or recovered (2G) and can also present a negative Covid 19 antigen rapid test (2G-Plus).

With date of 22.10.2021 we had already communicated that we will (voluntarily) implement the 2G option model according to the current CoronaVO for the state of Baden-Württemberg. According to this, only vaccinated and recovered persons may participate in the STUVA meeting 2021 from 24 to 25 November in Karlsruhe (2G rule).

This was linked to the possibility of dispensing with the wearing of masks indoors in the so-called "basic stage", which was still expected at that time. However, we had already pointed out that at the STUVA meeting the 2G rule would continue to apply in the "warning" and "alert" stages, although in these stages the wearing of a medical mask would again become necessary. The current development of the Corona pandemic has now ensured that the warning level applies. However, the third and highest level, the alert level, is expected to come into effect shortly. This would mean that the 2G rule, which was voluntarily chosen anyway, would also apply ex officio, and thus the obligation to wear a mask would also exist.

After intensive consultations, the STUVA board has now decided to proactively increase the safety of all participants even further and only admit participants who can also provide an official certificate of a negative Covid 19 antigen rapid test. This is in line with the 2G-Plus rule recently discussed in the political arena, although its introduction is also expected in the short term.

This rule applies to all parts of the event (conference, festive evening, expo and excursions).

The protection concept for the STUVA conference is therefore two-tiered: the main risk of infection by unvaccinated persons is effectively countered by the 2G rule. In addition, the presentation of a negative test by the vaccinated persons significantly reduces the risk that someone is currently infected with the virus.

In addition, an attempt is also made to create favourable boundary conditions through the choice and seating of the premises: for example, the room planning for the festive evening is much "looser" than at previous conferences, in that the distance between the tables has been increased and additionally larger areas have been provided for high tables. In addition, a non-contact body temperature check is provided for each attendee prior to entry to the festive evening, with persons with an elevated temperature being denied entry to the festive hall.

We believe that this will enable us to ensure the best possible safety for all participating persons, even against the background of expected legal tightening. We ask for your understanding for the resulting inconvenience for each individual and the increased effort (e.g. for conducting a test). However, by doing so you are protecting yourself and others.

What does this mean for you?

  • You can only participate in the STUVA Conference and STUVA Expo 2021 if you have been vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recovered from an infection with the coronavirus and can provide valid proof of this (in accordance with § 4 of the current CoronaVO of Baden-Württemberg; permissible exceptions are regulated by § 5 of the CoronaVO).

  • In addition, you need an official certificate of a negative Covid 19 antigen rapid test. Please have yourself tested before your departure, as an on-site test is not possible or only possible to a very limited extent for logistical reasons (this would take several hours). Please note: Corresponding "citizen tests" have been possible again free of charge since 13.11.2021.

  • The presentation of a certificate of a negative test result on the first day of the event is considered sufficient for the entire event from our current point of view. This means that a test from 23.11.2021 will also be sufficient for admission on the second day (25.11.2021). A new test on the first day of the event (24.11.2021) is therefore not mandatory, but is recommended. We intend to provide you with a test kit free of charge for this purpose on the first day and appeal to your personal responsibility to also carry out this test. This applies subject to a different legal regulation which may tighten the above-mentioned regulation.

  • Please have your valid (digital) vaccination or recovery certificate and the certificate of the negative test ready when entering the building! These will be checked on site in Karlsruhe upon entry.

  • In all indoor rooms, it is compulsory to wear a medical mask or an FFP2 mask. This may only be removed to consume food or drink (e.g. at the table at a party).

If there are new legal regulations that are not covered by the above measures, we will inform you immediately.

Online registration

According to § 6 (1) of the corona regulation we are obliged to collect and store the following data. We collect and store the following data for the purpose of tracing possible infection paths to the responsible authorities. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (c) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) in conjunction with § 6 (1) corona regulation (Ordinance of the State Government on infection-protective measures against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus) in its current version.

In the event of a concrete suspicion of infection, the competent authorities are the recipients of this data in accordance with the Federal Infection Protection Act. Your personal data will be deleted by us four weeks after receipt. 

Reference to the rights of persons concerned:

According to the DS-GVO, you have the following rights: information about the personal data we process from you; correction if the data is incorrect or restriction of our processing; deletion if we are no longer obliged to store it.

If you are of the opinion that we are not processing your data properly, you also have a right of complaint to the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Baden-Württemberg, Königstrasse 10a, Stuttgart.

Use our fast and efficient online registry before the fair. After reviewing your entered data you will receive your registration confirmation via email. Please print and submit this confirmation at the check in counters at STUVA Expo. Your registration corresponds to your admission ticket, which entitles you to free entry on all days of the fair.

Exhibitors of STUVA Expo 2021