Exhibitor terms and conditions

Exhibitor terms and conditions  

Definition of terms 

In these regulations the term Exhibition in all cases refers to the Trade Exhibition being held in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition of the PLSA. The term Exhibitor includes any person, firm, company or corporation and its employees and agents to whom space(s) has been allocated for the purpose of exhibiting at the Exhibition. The term Organisers means the PLSA. The term Premises refers to those portions of Manchester Central licensed to the Organisers.

Bankruptcy or liquidation

In the event of an Exhibitor becoming bankrupt or entering into liquidation (other than voluntary liquidation for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction) or having a Receiver appointed, the contract with such an Exhibitor will terminate forthwith, the allotment of stand space will be cancelled and all sums paid by the Exhibitor under contract shall be forfeited.

Damage to premises

The Exhibitor shall not cause or permit any damage to the Exhibition premises, fixtures or fittings. No display or publicity material is permitted on the walls of the building. Due to the risk of damage to lighting and ventilation equipment, helium balloons cannot be allowed in the exhibition hall.

Exclusive rights

The Organisers will not give any Exhibitor exclusive rights to exhibit or display any specific product or service.

Exhibition management

Joe Manby Limited has been appointed to provide services including furniture hire, electricity, and shell scheme. It is obligatory to use the official contractors for electrical and modular system work. This includes all extra electrical work and a schedule of charges are included on the relevant order forms made available within these web pages.

Exhibitors subject to forfeiture

In the event of there being an outstanding account or claim against the Exhibitor at the end of the Exhibition the Organisers shall have the right of forfeiture on the exhibits of the Exhibitor, firm or person concerned.

Failure to vacate

If the Exhibitor, or their servants, agents or subcontractors should fail to remove all their property or otherwise fail to vacate the exhibition premises by 22:00 on Friday 20 October 2017 due to any cause whatsoever, the Organiser would hold the Exhibitor fully responsible for any penalties imposed by the venue owner, or any other losses and costs incurred by the Organisers as a result of the Exhibitor failing to vacate the premises by the agreed time.

Insurance

1. Third party insurance

The Exhibitor is responsible for all claims arising from personal injury or damage to property arising in connection with the erection and dismantling of the Exhibitor’s stand and anything permitted, omitted or done thereon or there from during the period of the Exhibition or the set-up and dismantling periods caused directly or indirectly by the Exhibitor or any contractor, subcontractor, servant, agent, licensee or invitee of his or the act, omission or neglect of any such person or by any exhibit, machinery or other article or thing of the Exhibitor or in the possession of or use of the Exhibitor or any servant or agent of his. The Exhibitor will indemnify the Organisers in respect of each and every such claim and all actions, proceedings, costs, claims and demands in respect thereof. The Exhibitor must take out adequate insurance for all circumstances.

2. Insurance of exhibits - exhibitors’ or stand holders’ property

The Organisers do not accept responsibility for theft or any loss or damage from any cause whatsoever, in respect of any property brought to the Exhibition premises by Exhibitors or stand holders or the servants, agents, subcontractors or any other persons, and the Exhibitor or stand holder is required to indemnify the Organisers in respect of theft, loss or damage to property etc supplied hired or lent by the organiser (e.g. shell-stand, furniture etc).

3. Consequential loss

Exhibitors are advised to insure against costs and losses which they may incur in the event of the Exhibition being abandoned, cancelled or suspended in whole or in part for causes beyond the Organisers’ control since the Organisers accept no liability in such an eventuality.

Nuisance

No flashing lights, bright lights or noise that constitutes a nuisance to other exhibitors or visitors to the Exhibition will be permitted. All Exhibitors and staff must conduct themselves in such a manner that is not objectionable to others. Exhibitors must endeavour to conduct business on their own stands and must not, under any circumstance, canvass away from their stand. Exhibition stands must be staffed by responsible representatives during exhibition open hours. The Organisers have the right to expel or remove any person, article, display or exhibition stand, which in their opinion, is prejudicial to the interests of the Exhibition or the PLSA.

Catering

No food and drink may be served on exhibition stands unless it is supplied by or authorised by Manchester Central. Please contact Manchester Central for information; Carly Frost, Tel: 0161 827 8737.

Restrictions

1. Use of exhibition space

Exhibitors or any other related organisation may not sub-let or share any part of the space allotted, may not represent and may not advertise or distribute literature for the products or services of any other firm or individual except as approved by PLSA.

2. Competitive activity

Organisations may not conduct any of the following acts outside their exhibition stand within the confines of Manchester Central that might, in the sole judgement of the PLSA, reasonably be seen as competing with the Event during official conference open hours:

Advertisements, Canvassing amongst delegates, Conferences, Demonstrations, Displays, Entertaining, Hospitality events, Research amongst delegates, Surveys amongst delegates.

3. Promotional material

It is not possible for Exhibitors to distribute any promotional materials outside its exhibition stand. This includes the distribution to bedrooms or in public areas of any of the designated conference hotels to be detailed on the PLSA website.

4. Directional signage

It will not be possible for Exhibitors or any other related organisation to post, nail, screw, attach, or otherwise place any signage or other materials or devices to columns, walls, floors, or other parts of Manchester Central including the immediate external area outside the venues during conference open hours.

Safety

Exhibitors must, at all times, comply with Local Authority Regulations relating to dangerous substances or power-driven machinery. All materials used in stand fitting should meet standard fireproof regulations as recognised throughout the exhibition industry and certificates should be available on request. Failure to comply with this may result in a request to remove the offending materials. It is the responsibility of Exhibitors to see that their staff are acquainted with the nearest fire fighting equipment and the procedures to be followed on discovering a fire. No children under the age of 16 shall be allowed into the exhibition hall during build up and breakdown.

Stand set up

Space only stands
08:00 Monday 16 October
08:00 Tuesday 17 October

Shell scheme and shell scheme plus stands
08:00 Tuesday 17 October

All work to be completed to the satisfaction of the Organisers by 18:00 on Tuesday 17 October. Exhibitors must report to the exhibition managers before unloading commences.

Date for dismantling

Strictly not before 14:00 on Friday 20 October 2017. All areas to be cleared by 22:00 on Friday 20 October 2017. Exhibitors must report to the exhibition managers before loading commences.

Left items
Any items unclaimed by 21:00 on Friday 20 October will be collected by GT Exhibitions our official courier and returned to their warehouse, where you can arrange collection. A charge of £35.00 per unit for shipments will be applied. Anything over this will be charged at a higher rate dependant of the size and weight of the shipment.  

Any items unclaimed by 21:00 on Friday 20 October will be collected by GT Exhibitions our official courier and returned to their warehouse, where you can arrange collection. A charge of £35.00 per unit for shipments will be applied. Anything over this will be charged at a higher rate dependant of the size and weight of the shipment.