Display Rules & Regulations

STAND TYPES
INLINE STANDS
One open side, three closed sides
Are arranged in a straight line and will have neighbouring stands on the left and right side
Sometimes backing onto another inline row
From the standard height of 2.5m is allowed along the back and each side wall
CORNER STANDS
Two open sides, two closed sides
End stand in a row of linear stands
The side next to the aisle should remain open to allow for exposure
From the standard height of 2.5m is allowed along the back and side wall
PENINSULA STANDS
Three open sides, one closed side
Backs onto another peninsula stand
From the standard height of 2.5m is allowed along the back wall
Enclosing side walls, if installed, must comply with the 50% rule*
ISLAND STANDS
Four open sides
Enclosing walls, if installed, must comply with the 50% rule*

*50% rule; enclosing walls (i.e., directly onto an aisle) must not exceed 50% length of the side of the stand and should be made to look interesting from the aisle/ to the neighbouring stands.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • All exhibitor contracts are for floor space only; all stands must have the applicable walls for the stand type and carpet/ flooring
  • Please use this exhibitor manual to place your orders for stand fittings and services
  • All stands must also have their company name and stand number displayed
    • If you are a stand package exhibitor, the official general services contractor can supply a fascia board
    • If you are a self-build or custom-build exhibitor, your company name and stand number will need to be incorporated into the design of your stand
  • Stand Package exhibitors must complete Compulsory Stand Form 1 no later than 06 August 2024
  • Self-build exhibitors must complete Compulsory Stand Form 2 no later than 23 July 2024
  • Custom-build exhibitors must complete Compulsory Stand Form 3 no later than 23 July 2024
  • ALL exhibitors must complete a Risk Assessment no later than 06 August 2024

BUILD HEIGHTS

  • Standard build height is 2.5m for stand package exhibitors
  • Maximum stand build height is 6m

CARPET/ FLOORING

  • All stands must have carpet/ flooring
  • Carpet/ floor coverings must not protrude beyond the stand perimeter
  • No fitted carpets or carpet tiles may be stuck to the entire surface of the hall floors
  • Carpets may only be fastened in place with solvent-free, residue-free, removable cloth adhesive tape
  • Raised flooring should include a wheelchair ramp with a gradient no greater than 1:12 ratio and a width no less than 1.5m
  • All wheelchair ramps should remain within the stand space
  • All carpet/ flooring to be removed and disposed of at the end of the event

CUSTOM-BUILD STANDS

  • You are welcome to appoint your own contractor to install your custom-build stand
  • You must ensure your contractor is familiar with the contents of the exhibitor manual and these display rules & regulations
  • The following documents must be submitted for review, by your contractor no later than 23 July 2024:
    • Stand Design Inspection Form
    • Detailed scale drawings (including plan views and elevations)
    • A plan showing the stand location within the exhibition
    • Risk Assessment
    • Method Statement
    • Proof of Insurance
  • Authorisation to Build will only be issued upon receipt and review of all the documents required
  • To submit these documents, please do so using the Event Support Solutions Stand Design Inspection Form

SELF-BUILD STANDS

  • You are welcome to build your stand, inclusive of walling & carpet, yourselves
  • You must ensure you are familiar with the contents of the exhibitor manual and these display rules & regulations
  • You must submit the following documents for review, no later than 23 July 2024:
    • Stand Design Inspection Form
    • Detailed scale drawings (including plan views and elevations)
    • A plan showing the stand location within the exhibition
    • Risk Assessment
    • Method Statement
    • Proof of Insurance
  • Authorisation to Build will only be issued upon receipt and review of all the documents required
  • To submit these documents, please do so using the Event Support Solutions Stand Design Inspection Form

HANGING BANNERS

  • Permission must be gained from the Organiser for all hanging banner installations
  • Banners to be hung by the in-house rigging provider only; self-rigging is not permitted
  • Hanging banners/ signs, double sided logos/ graphics may be displayed providing they are set back at least 1m from neighbouring stands
  • No advertising or logos are permitted to overlook a neighbouring stand
  • Rigging will be permissable, if the following is adhered to:
    • Maximum 50kg/ point
    • No chain-hoists allowed
    • Only ground operated crank lifts/ genie lifts
  • Rigging exceeding 50kg/ point may be permissible, however, this is subject to a rigging inspection fee of approximately €400 and a mandatory static calculation costing up to €300
  • Please refer to the Venue Technical Guidelines section 4.7.5 for further information

WALLS

  • All stands must have walls (apart from island stands)
  • Dividing walls must be installed to all closed sides; where your stand adjoins a neighbouring stand
  • Dividing walls must be a minimum of 2.5m to a maximum of 6m.
  • The back of all dividing walls, where these overlook neighbouring stands, are to be made good (dressed) i.e., have clean, seamless, and neutral surfaces and be finished to a high standard
  • Suitable dressing must be from 2.5m in height to the top of the dividing wall(s) i.e. any exposed areas which are visible from neighbouring stands and/or the gangway
  • Pop-up displays, roll-up banners, stand-alone graphics (e.g. tension fabric walls with frames) etc are not considered walling and must be accompanied by a custom-build or a stand package
  • Use of your neighbour’s walls is not permitted
  • No branding to overlook a neighbouring stand and no wiring to be on show

CLEARNCE OF SPECIAL STRUCTURES

  • The following will need to be cleared by the venue, at the expense of the exhibitor in question:
    • A two-storey stand
    • Cinemas or auditoria
    • Special constructions, tribunes, pedestals with a height higher than 20cm
  • Refer to the Venue Technical Guidelines section 4.2.1 for further information