You are prevented from attending on September 1st and 2nd? That is also no problem. All sessions released by the speakers are also available as recordings after the event.
You want to make history together with us for the first edition of the event of the future?
We are very happy and we need your support. Only with your help can the concept be successful.
We will contact you soon and ask you to let us know if you would like to be present at SMX Munich or if you prefer to follow the livestream from your home or office. You will all get the recordings! But we need to know with enough lead time how many people will be on site to make sure that all security measures are effective and based on the right number of people. It will feel different, without the handshakes, without the hugs - but despite the distance we meet again, we keep our momentum, our community and of course the high-quality content.
You surely have many questions - here are the answers:
Why September and not August anymore?
As far as security is concerned, the difference is hardly noticeable, because of course we are watching very closely the developments until the new date. The background is that the Bavarian government will allow events again from September 1st. Theoretically, events can certainly take place in August, but it is completely unclear on what scale, with which conditions etc. September gives you and us the greatest possible planning security at the moment. In addition, many participants have indicated that a date in September would be preferable for them due to the holidays.
Will the event take place 100% on site?
We are firmly planning for a local event and based on current developments this is realistic. But of course the option of a virtual event must always remain open. The situation is still dynamic and the requirements can change at any time and at short notice. Should it not be possible to hold the SMX Munich Summer Edition safely on site, the event will be held virtually. Safety First!
What are you doing on site for my safety?
Together with Messe München and the responsible authorities, we are currently developing tailor-made health and safety concepts to ensure the success of SMX München despite the Covid 19 pandemic.
In order to carry out the SMX Munich Summer Edition at the ICM, the following protection goals must be achieved:
- Keeping a safe distance from other participants
- Comprehensive hygiene and health protection rules
- Traceability of contact persons according to the specifications of the Robert Koch Institute
Since we are a smaller B2B event compared to other events, we can implement the protection goals very well. We know you all by name and Messe München offers enough space to implement the distance regulation. We therefore have fewer challenges than larger events.
I had a ticket for SMX Munich 2020 in March. Is my ticket also valid for the Summer Edition?
Yes, the Summer Edition is free of charge for all participants who have a valid SMX Munich 2020 ticket.
I cannot come myself, but my colleague would like to be there. Can the ticket be transferred?
Yes, it is possible to transfer the ticket to a colleague. Please contact us with the contact details of the ticket owner and the person to whom the ticket should be transferred. Ideally you should contact us at least one week before the event.
Will the SMX Munich be like always?
No, it will be a different, but hopefully very special SMX. We will offer fewer parallel running tracks and spread out a bit more in the premises. Nevertheless, the upper limit for a sold out event is of course much lower than before. There will be fewer international speakers than usual - nobody can expect American speakers to fly in at the moment. But you won't be disappointed by the confirmed speakers from around Europe and some of them will be brought to you via video conferencing at the ICM or your home office. Of course, we won't fall into each other's arms (even if we'd like to), but we'll be learning and networking together - both on site and virtually.
Are the workshops and the International Search Summit (ISS) also hybrid events?
No, the workshops and the ISS will take place live only on September 3rd. If a live event is not possible at all the workshops and the ISS will take place virtually on September 3rd. You are also free to visit the SMX conference virtually and the workshops on site.