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Health & Safety Plan

The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, vendors, staff and guests is our number one priority. With this in mind, we are working diligently with the facility and others to follow all guidelines set forth by the federal and local authorities. Please find the current protocols in place below. This information will continue to be updated as the show approaches. Let us take on the health and safety, so that you can take on new business!

Read the latest North Carolina COVID-19 Updates

Event Organization

Complementing the safety rules and regulations of the Raleigh Convention Center and the city of Raleigh, Techtextil North America will implement the following measures:

  • Multiple registration locations
  • Touchless registration options
  • Increased routine cleaning
  • Designated entrances and exits
  • Expanded main aisles
  • Socially distanced seating
  • Added health and safety signage
  • Masks strongly advised for all unvaccinated attendees, exhibitors, staff, and service providers
Alternate Greetings

Alternate Greetings

In the wake of COVID-19 and as vaccinations are still rolling out globally, it is important to be mindful of physical boundaries when greeting each other on the show floor, and to respect levels of comfort when it comes to “social touches” like handshakes, hugs, etc. To help you avoid those awkward moments, we’ve compiled a list of handshake alternatives from around the web for your convenience:

  • Just say "hello!"
  • Wave
  • Eye contact and smile
  • "All good" Head Nod (affirming downward nod)
  • East Coast Wave (raise eyebrows and upward head tilt)
  • Tip your hat
  • Wink
  • Tap feet (hope you've been using this time to work on your balance!)
  • Bump elbows
  • "Jim & Pam" Air-five
  • Salute
  • Take a bow
  • Curtsy
  • Peace Sign
  • Finger Guns / Snap & flick
  • Namaste or yoga bow
  • Vulcan Salute (Star Trek, anyone?)
  • Thumbs-up
  • Hand on your heart
  • Shaka sign "Hang loose!"

Local Covid Testing

Do you need negative test results for travel? Check out the below local test sites.

Avance Care
Passport Health Triangle - Highwoods
Duke Regional Hospital
NextCare Urgent Care – Raleigh

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Hilton Brands

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