Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions about SMC
Are face masks and social distancing mandatory?
No, not with the current regulations, but we are required to check your Covid passport. (see below)
Do you expect a Covid passport is required to attend ?
Although nothing is certain, we indeed expect that all people attending the event will have to be checked prior to entering the exhibition halls. This is required at both days of the event.
We will either scan the EU-covid app, or a printed passport or check another official document that should be in a language we can read (Dutch, English or German).
This will be a double check as you will also need to show your ID (this in accordance with EU guidelines).
At this moment you are required to meet one of the following criteria (please note that this is subject to change!)
1.you are fully vaccinated
2. or you have had Covid
3. or you have been tested negative within 24 hours of the event.
Attention: Point 3 means you need to be tested for admission also for the second day of the show.
Can I be tested for covid on site?
Yes you can.
A testing facility is available in the hotel, and run by an external company. At the moment the tests are free of charge, but in case this will change you are required to pay for the test yourself.
More details will follow.
Can I buy admission tickets already and do you limit the number of tickets?
No, ticket sales starts 15th September 2021, and there is no limit on the tickets that are being sold.
Will SMC continue after the World Model Expo in 2022
We get this question a lot actually and the answer is simple: Yes, SMC will continue after 2022
For obvious reasons we will skip one year, in 2022 as there is no point in having two large events in the same location less than three months apart.
SMC is always held in the third weekend of October, also after 2022.
Can I enter my contest models for SMC 2021 also in the WME 2022 contest?
Yes, you can.
SMC and WME are two totally different events, so you can enter your newest stuff at SMC in 2021 and you can enter the same models in the World Expo comp. in 2022
Can I book a hotel room already?
No, you cannot book a room at the NH Koningshof yet. You can only book from August 22 onwards. Please wait for the official announcements and we will keep you posted via the SMC News desk messages. (see main menu).
Can you book me a room?
No, never. Please go to the hotel reservations page on this website once it’s up and running and reservations are open.
Can I book a vendor stand?
Yes you can, but depending on available space. Vendors who booked and paid for their stands for the WME, that is now postponed twice due to the Corona pandemic, have been asked if they want to shift their stand to SMC 2021. Many tables are taken but there is still space available.
“New” vendors, a.k.a. those interested and haven’t been trading at SMC during the recent edition or haven’t been trading at SMC before at all, please go to the landing page of our website and scroll down to the bottom of the page. There you’ll find a link to sign up to the “new vendors” list.
Is there a hotel near the show?
Yes, under the same roof actually. We will have a special page on this website available to book your rooms at the hotel of the venue.
Are there more hotels in the area?
Of course, we have published an elaborate list of other hotels and more places to stay in Eindhoven and its surrounding area on the hotel reservation page of this website.
Can I book our club stand?
You cannot book a stand directly,because due to space limitations club stands are available by invititation only.
However, you are most welcome to put in your request for a clubstand by using the contact form for clubs. This is available on the club page of this website.
Can I get cash from an ATM at the show, venue or hotel?
No. NH Eindhoven does not have a ATM. There is one at 15 minutes walking distance.
Why don’t you arrange for an ATM machine at the show?
Trust us, we’ve tried every option and for the duration of our event we haven’t found a solution. It’s 100% up to NH to decide whether they place an ATM. We keep pushing them, but we don’t own the venue.
All SMC vendors are asked whether they also accept e-payments of any kind and we will indicate those who do on the floor plan in due time.
Can I pay by card at the show?
Yes, although limited to debit cards only.
The entrance fee can be paid with debit cards at the ticket counters at the main entrance and also at the entrance through the hotel.
We also take card payments at the tombola stand.
At the contest desks you can only pay for your entries in cash.
We are not allowed to handle credit card payments or provide you with cash. It’s the law, not ill will.
Why can't you make everybody happy?
Because we are not a pizza and we cannot do magic, but we’re stupid enough to give it a try anyway.