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UPDATE: MARCH 13, 2020
After consultation with our partners from around the world, Informa Markets has decided to postpone the event originally scheduled from June 23-25, 2020, with the new dates confirmed for the August 25-27, 2020 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), we believe this decision is in the best interest of all our exhibitors, attendees and colleagues. Fellow organizers around the world have faced similarly tough decisions and have also had to change the dates of well-established events.
We have chosen the soonest available date that ensures the venue can facilitate our vision of bringing the U.S. and LatAm healthcare community together in Miami.
Any exhibitor contracts and payments made for FIME will carry over to the revised dates. Our team will reach out to you and all parties regarding further logistics and planning.
We sincerely hope that you understand that this decision is being made in the interest of both buyers and sellers in the region, who would better benefit from attending the show on the new dates.
Finally, we wish to thank those who participate and support FIME and we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.
We look forward to welcoming you to FIME this August 2020.
We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to FIME which is going ahead as scheduled from June 23-25, 2020 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The health and safety of our customers and colleagues is always our top priority.
FIME is closely monitoring developments of the COVID-19 (also known as novel coronavirus), which first emerged from Wuhan, China, in December 2019. We are staying up-to-date and closely following all safety advice and precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and The Florida Department of Health.
Several countries have put in place screening measures at airports and points of entry, and the Chinese government has implemented measures to limit the spread of the virus within the country. As such, for now, customers can be reassured that while we are monitoring the situation and staying up to date on official sources of guidance from the government and authorities, it is business as usual for our events in the United States.
Several of the major airline carrriers that provide travel to the United States have specific travel updates:
Miami International Airport (MIA) is currently not one of the approved airports for receiving passengers arriving in the U.S. from China (if they have been there within 14 days of arrival). If any arriving flights at MIA still happen to include a passenger who has traveled to China within the last 14 days or include a passenger who has had contact with someone confirmed with coronavirus (COVID-19) within the past 14 days and is showing related symptoms, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will notify the CDC and that passenger will require additional screening by the CDC.
We encourage all attendees to follow WHO guidelines with respect to general hygiene:
The World Health Organization’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:
Wash your hands frequently
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty.
Practice respiratory hygiene
When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.
If you have fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Tell your health care provider if you have travelled in an area in China where COVID-19 has been reported, or if you have been in close contact with someone with who has travelled from China and has respiratory symptoms.
If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to or within China
If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to or within China, carefully practice basic respiratory and hand hygiene and stay home until you are recovered, if possible.
Avoid consumption of raw or undercooked animal products
Handle raw meat, milk or animal organs with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.
Should the situation change, we will update the advice accordingly.
Our sympathies at this time are with those affected in China, and all around the world.