Exhibition and Event Code of Conduct

Faversham House, (the Organiser) is dedicated to providing a positive, harassment-free event experience for all participants and staff, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age or religion. The Organiser does not tolerate harassment of any kind towards event participants or its staff.

ANTI-HARASSMENT

The use of harassing language and imagery (including of a sexualised nature) is not appropriate at any event or related social activity sponsored or organised by the Organiser. Any event participant, including exhibitors and exhibitor staff, found to be violating this policy may be sanctioned or expelled without a refund at the Organiser’s sole discretion.

Examples of harassment include, though are not limited to:

(i) Verbal comments or actions related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age, or religion
(ii) Use of sexual images in public spaces
(iii) Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
(iv) Unauthorised photography or recording
(v) Use of sexualised or harassing content in presentations
(vi) Inappropriate physical contact
(vii) Unwelcome sexual attention
(viii) Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behaviour

If at any time you are made to feel unsafe or unwelcome at a Faversham House event, or witness this behaviour towards others, please report it as soon as possible to the Organisers. Reports can be made either personally onsite to Faversham House staff or emailed to amanda.barnes@fav-house.com. Regardless of the reporting method, the name and/or company reporting a harassment incident will be held in the strictest of confidence. Onsite staff have been briefed to escalate incidents immediately.

DRESS CODE AT THE EVENT

All staff on exhibition stands are expected to dress with business and/or business casual attire. As a rule of thumb, exhibitors should ensure the attire of all staff they have on or around their stand (whether the exhibitor’s direct employees or their contractors) would be considered appropriate in a professional environment. In recognition of the many cultures and nationalities present at the events, attire of an overly revealing or suggestive nature is not permitted. Examples of such attire may include, though are not restricted to:

(i) Tops displaying excessive cleavage
(ii) Tank tops, halter tops, camisole tops or tube tops
(iii) Miniskirts or minidresses
(iv) Shorts
(v) Second-skin bodysuits

These guidelines are applicable to all stand staff, regardless of gender, and will be strictly enforced. The Organiser reserves the right to request individual exhibition staff change their attire or leave the premises immediately if their appearance is perceived, in the sole opinion of the Organiser, to be offensive to other exhibitors or participants.

ADULT CONTENT

The Organiser shall be entitled to close a stand during build-up or exhibition open period if the exhibitor or sponsor, in the opinion of the Organiser, is displaying materials of an offensive nature. The Organiser reserves the right to clear out a stand and the exhibitor will bear any costs that may arise.

ENFORCEMENT

Event participants who are asked to cease harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If a participant or group engages in harassing behaviour, the Organiser retains the right to take any actions to maintain a positive event environment for all participants and staff. This includes expulsion of the offender from the event with no refund.