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Show Management: The words “Show Management” as used herein shall mean the sponsoring organization, association or institution, or its officers, agents or employees acting for it, in the management of the exhibit. All matters and questions not covered by the Exhibit Space Agreement or these Rules and Regulations are subject to the decision of Show Management.
Eligible Exhibits: The Show Management reserves the absolute right, at any time, to determine the eligibility of any company or product for inclusion in the Exhibit. No approved exhibitor may assign or transfer such approval without the written consent of Show Management. No subleasing or sharing of space with another business or firm is permitted, unless approved by Show Management.
Hospitality Suites and Private Parties: Exhibitors shall be authorized to use hospitality suites in the official hotel(s). Exhibitors agree not to host hospitality suites and private parties during scheduled hours of NACM’s meetings, exhibits or other functions. No exhibit eligible for the exposition will be permitted in a hotel room.
Limitation of Liability: The exhibitor agrees to make no claim for any reason whatsoever on its members, agents, employees, lessors or owners of the exhibit premises, for loss, theft, damage or destruction of property; nor for any injury to himself/herself or any employees of the lessors or owners of the exhibit premises while in the exhibit facilities. Each exhibitor should have separate insurance to protect it against such liabilities.
Signage: All signs must be freestanding. No sign may be strung between posts or hung from the ceiling. Signs must be professionally made. No pennants are to be used unless approved by Show Management and no sign may be placed outside the booth area, in doorways, hallways or aisles.
Damage to Premises: Exhibitors or their agents may not allow any article to be brought into the exhibition, or any act done on the premises, which would invalidate the insurance or increase the premium of the policies held by the management of the convention facility. They will also not permit anything to be done by their employees, which will damage the premises, property or equipment of other exhibitors. No signs or articles can be affixed, nailed or otherwise attached to walls, doors, etc. in such a manner as to deface or destroy them. Likewise, no attachments can be made to the floors by nails, screws or any other devices that would damage them.
Exhibit Specifications: Show Management shall supply, at no charge to the exhibitor, the following standard booth decorations for each exhibitor: 8′ high curtain background, 33″ high curtain sidewalls, and one line 44″ long x 7″ high identification sign. The booth back wall height may not exceed 8′, including signs, electrical lighting holders or other display items. The 8′ height may be maintained at the sides of an exhibit, but no more than 4′ from the back wall. When an unfinished portion of an exhibit is exposed, the offending surface must be made presentable at the expense of the exhibitor. Island booth specs vary. Please call Show Management for details.
Sound Devices and Performers: The use of devices for mechanical reproduction of sound or music is permitted, but must receive advance approval from Show Management. Sound of any kind must not be projected outside the confines of the exhibit booth. Exhibits featuring performers or attractions must be large enough to contain the audience within the exhibit. Aisles must be kept clear.
Rejected Displays: The exhibitor agrees that the exhibit shall be admitted and remains, from day-to-day, solely in strict compliance with the rules set forth herein. Show Management reserves the right to reject or prohibit any exhibit in whole or in part, any exhibitor or its representative, with or without giving cause; and Show Management shall have no liability to the exhibitor as a result of the cancellation of the exhibit. If cause is not given, liability shall not exceed the return to the exhibitor of the amount of rental unearned at the time of rejection. If an exhibit or exhibitor is rejected for violation of these rules or for any other stated reason, no return of rental shall be made.
Insurance: Exhibitor and exhibitor’s contractors shall, at their sole cost and expense, procure and maintain through the term of this License Agreement the following insurance: (a) Commercial General Liability insurance against claims for bodily injury or death, property damage as well as personal and advertising injury occurring in or upon or resulting from the exhibition, with combined single limits of liability of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence, with Show Management added as an additional insured; and (b) Workers Compensation insurance as required by statutory law. Exhibitor shall obtain and shall furnish upon request a certificate of insurance evidencing the required insurance.
Exhibitor Representative’s Responsibility: Each exhibitor must name at least one person to be a representative in connection with installation, operation and removal of the exhibit. Such representative shall be authorized to enter into such service contracts as may be necessary and for which the exhibitor shall be responsible. Floor covering is mandatory at the expense of the exhibitor. All booths MUST be set up by 3:00pm on Tuesday, August 22. If setup is not complete, Show Management will have the installation performed at the expense of the exhibitor.
Character of Display: Distribution of samples and printed matter of any kind or any promotional material is restricted to the confines of the booth. Exhibitors may not leave merchandise or printed matter in the registration areas, lounges, meeting rooms or other facilities of the convention hotels. No noisemakers or items not in keeping with the character and high standards of Show Management may be distributed or used by any exhibitor.
Labor: lt is mutually agreed that it is the duty and responsibility of each exhibitor to install their exhibit before the opening of the exhibition and to dismantle their exhibit immediately after the close of the exhibition, in accordance with local union regulations. Labor will be made available at exhibitor’s cost and expense.
Official Service Contractor/Decorator: The official service contractor will be designated by Show Management and will provide all services required: dray-age, furnishings, carpet, accessories, tables, drapery, electrical power, labor to erect and dismantle your exhibit, signs, etc. An exhibitor service kit will be provided with access to order forms, rates and instructions on the services offered.
Attendance: Show Management shall have sole control over attendance policies at all times.
Exhibit Hours: All exhibits must be in place ready for opening of show. No part of an exhibit shall be removed during the showing without special permission from Show Management. An exhibitor is not allowed to dismantle or pack any part of his or her exhibit until after the official closing of the exhibition. Exhibitor’s booths must be staffed at all times during exhibit hours.
Security: Show Management will employ reputable guards during the course of the Exposition. The duty of the guards will be to protect the general exhibit against fire or other catastrophes. Neither Show Management, exposition management, nor the owner or lessors of the exhibit premises will assume any responsibility for exhibitor’s property. It is suggested that the exhibitor insure its property against loss and theft.
Fire and Safety Laws: Federal, state and city laws must be strictly observed. No combustible decoration, such as crepe paper, cardboard or corrugated paper, shall be used at any time. All packing containers, excelsior or wrapping paper that must be flameproof are to be removed from the floor and must not be stored under tables or behind displays. All muslin, velvet, silken or any other cloth decoration must stand a flameproof test as prescribed by fire ordinance of the city and/or state in which the show is held. All materials and fluids, which are inflammable, are to be kept in safety containers. Open flames, butane gas, oxygen tanks, etc. are not permitted. Exhibits cannot block aisles and fire exits.
Amendment to Rules: The exhibitor agrees that Show Management shall have the right to make such rules and regulations or changes in floor plan arrangements of booth for said exhibition as it shall deem necessary and to amend same from time to time. Show Management shall have the final determination and enforcement of all rules, regulations and conditions.
Cancellation of Exhibit Space: Payment in full is due upon assignment of space as stated in this contract. In the event of a written cancellation received on or after April 6, 2017, booth payments are not refundable. Written cancellations made prior to April 6, 2017 are subject to a $350 deduction from booth fee. The GFC2017 Conference & Expo shall not be liable for interest on any amount refunded.
Acts of God, Fires, Strikes: In case the exhibit hall shall be destroyed or damaged, or if the show fails to take place as scheduled or is interrupted and/or discontinued, or access to the premises is prevented or interfered with by reason of any strike, lockout, injunction, act of war, act of terrorism or threat of terrorism, act of God, emergency declared by any governmental agency or by Show Management, or for any other reason, this contract may be terminated by Show Management. In the event of such termination, the exhibitor waives any and all damages and claims for damages, and agrees that the sole liability of Show Management shall be to return to each exhibitor its space payment, less its pro-rata share of all costs and expenses incurred and committed by Show Management.
Compliance with Laws: Exhibitors must comply with all laws, rules, regulations and ordinances.
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