2023 European Conference

Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 13–14, 2023


AFIRE members are invited to Amsterdam, Netherlands June 13–14 for the AFIRE 2023 European Conference.

More details will be posted soon. Watch this page or check AFIRE Global for updates.

(This event is only for AFIRE members and invited guests.)

AFIRE is actively monitoring COVID-19 trends and guidance provided by the CDC, ECDC, and Washington, DC, and the impact that health measures or other factors may have on the 2022 European Conference. The health and safety of our in-person meeting attendees, staff, and guests is our top priority, and AFIRE is committed to creating a safe environment for this event.

All in-person attendees will need to (A) provide a proof of vaccination and (B) be encouraged to wear a mask for any indoor activities.

AFIRE will provide sanitized, medical-grade masks on-site.

Proof of vaccination can be provided digitally (via scanned PDF or other file type) prior to the event by emailing Asmait Tewelde, Meeting Director, atewelde@afire.org. Vaccine forms may also be shown at check-in prior to receiving your event badge.

(All vaccine and COVID result forms will be presented for review by event staff and will not be retained for any reason.)

By registering for the 2022 Annual Member Meeting, you agree to the AFIRE 2022 ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING COVID-19 LIABILITY WAIVER AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK.

If you are displaying any symptom of COVID-19 (e.g., sore throat, cough, fatigue, headache, rash, fever, body aches, etc.) and/or you have recently and knowingly been exposed to anyone who tested positive, do not attend the conference in person. Your registration will be fully refunded (or partially refunded should you opt for the virtual alternative).

AFIRE may need to adjust its policies and procedures to remain compliant with public health measures and will communicate any such actions to meeting participants with expediency and transparency.

In addition to operating in compliance with municipal and federal health and safety standards, event managers will implement the following best practices:

  • Usage of optional, color-coded stickers or wrist bands to communicate social distancing preference.
    • Green: Handshakes and hugs okay; no distance desired
    • Yellow: Bows or fist bumps okay; partial distance desired
    • Red: No physical contact; full social distance desired
  • Compliance with state, local, and venue guidance regarding health and safety, and will encourage frequent hand washing, sanitizing, and social distancing.
  • On-site signage will include reminders for physical distancing throughout the meeting space, highlighting rules around health and safety practices.
  • Disposable masks and hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the event space and common areas, and clearly marked.
  • High-touch areas will be regularly cleaned and sanitized.

AFIRE is committed to implementing conscious and intentional measures that will not only help reduce the risk of COVID-19, but also promote health and safety standards for all AFIRE events. Please continue to check this page, as well as local, national, and international guidance, for other COVID-19 mitigation measures. AFIRE will revise any or all of these policies as needed and required or recommended.

The registrant (referred to as “Attendee” or “I”) understands that in-person participation in the 2022 Annual Member Meeting (“AMM”) of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (“AFIRE”) is entirely voluntary. By participating in the AMM in person rather than through other means, such as videoconferencing, Attendee knowingly accepts and assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any COVID-19-related injury. Attendee has carefully considered the risks involved in traveling to and attending the AMM, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and corresponding risks of its transmission. Attendee hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless, to the maximum extent permitted by law, AFIRE, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any COVID-19 related injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind (collectively, “Claims”), that Attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the AMM.

While AFIRE is the convener of the meeting, Attendee understands and acknowledges that AFIRE has no direct control over and is not responsible for the acts or omissions of any meeting venue personnel or others involved in producing this event, or any other attendees at the meeting. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the AMM may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend or work at the AMM or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Attendee understands and agrees that the release set forth herein includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of AFIRE, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the AMM.

In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to the Attendee’s attendance at the AMM, Attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures, restrictions and requirements that have been implemented by AFIRE, state, and local officials, and designated event locations, including, but not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements.

I certify that I have read and fully understand this COVID-19 Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk agreement and understand that it affects my legal rights. I also understand and agree that by registering for the AMM, I am giving up the right to sue for any Claims that I may suffer as a result of attending the AMM.

I agree and acknowledge that this agreement (1) shall be binding on me, my heirs, family, estate, representatives, and assigns and (2) is intended to be as broad as permitted under applicable law, and each waiver or provision herein is severable and shall apply notwithstanding the invalidation of any other provision herein.

AFIRE maintains a flexible cancellation or registration adjustment policy for the 2022 Annual Member Meeting.

AFIRE will provide full refunds for in-person cancellations.

Requests for refunds or adjustments received prior to September 11, 2022 will be processed within a few business days. Any requests received from September 11, 2022 up to the beginning of the event will be processed after the event concludes.

All requests for cancellations or alterations should be made in writing to atewelde@afire.org.

Lodging cancellations or adjustments should be handled directly with your hotel.

The 2022 Annual Member Meeting is closed to all press and media.

AFIRE reserves the right to capture and broadcast digital media content in the form of professional photographs, live-streaming, audio, and video during the 2022 Annual Member Meeting.

By registering for the meeting, you hereby grant permission to AFIRE and its representatives to photograph and/or record you during the in-person and virtual events at the 2022 Annual Member Meeting, and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise globally disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval or payment.

All meeting attendees agree to observe AFIRE’s House Rules regarding protected discussions, mutual respect, and inclusivity.

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