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Shell scheme stands

As a shell scheme exhibitor you will have pre-ordered your stand at the time of booking. Your basic stand consists of the following as standard:

  • 1, 2 or 3 wall(s) with 3, 2 or 1 open side(s) (depending on location of stand)
  • Basic electrics package (1x 500w electric socket and 2 x 120w spotlights)
  • White vinyl walling
  • Dark grey cord carpet 
  • Curved illuminated name board that displays the stand no. and company name (your company name will appear as submitted on your booking form without the Limited, Plc, etc. If  it is different please let us know)
  • Stand cleaning

New for 2017 - Shell scheme plus

Your basic stand consists of all of the above plus:

  •  Full graphic clad walls
  •  Furniture package (comprising of 1 x table, 2 x chairs and a lockable cabinet).

Please note that when fixing items to the panels please use either double-sided sticky tape or Velcro

Solid walls are not permitted on the perimeter of any stand which faces an aisle. Where a stand faces an aisle the open side must remain open and free from obstruction. Items may not extend into the aisles or protrude above the maximum building height.

Shell stand build

If you plan to build a stand within your shell scheme or have the walls or ceiling removed to build your own stand this will be treated as a space stand and you will need to fulfil the criteria for space stands.

If you would like to order specific graphics for your panels on your stand please refer to the form below.

Please ensure that you read the health and safety section.

All exhibitors and contractors must adhere to all regulations, including those laid out in the event e-guide. To help you understand the regulations for this event, you can refer to the e-guide, which has been put together specifically for the exhibition and event industry. You can access it via the following link here   

Shell scheme panel dimensions 

 Your modular shell scheme stand will be constructed using a 2.5m high Click Modular System and consist of white melamine wall panels, framed in anodised aluminum at 1m centres (0.75m, 0.5m and 0.25m centres may be necessary depending on stand layouts). Please click here for full dimensions and visuals.


Power to the exhibition hall will be turned on at 08:00 and shut down at 20:00 on each open day. If you require a 24 hour power supply you will need to arrange this through Joe Manby Limited by contacting Ben at or by calling 01423 814739.

On-site Storage

At the end of each day the hall will be locked and secured. It is advisable to secure valuable items in lockable storage overnight. Lockable counters and cupboards are available from Joe Manby, see below for more details. You are also able to book secure shell scheme storage units from the PLSA, if you would like to do this, please contact for more details. Please note that the number of units are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We encourage you to build storage into your stand if possible. You can do this via the Joe Manby shell scheme extras form. Any items left on your stand unattended overnight are done so at your own risk. 


The PLSA will be providing Wi-Fi throughout the venue for the duration of the event in order to facilitate the Conference App. If you require a secure and dedicated connection for your exhibition stand please complete the IT & Internet form below. 

Exhibition stand cleaning

The carpet in the exhibition hall (including stands) will be vacuum cleaned at the close of each day. If you feel your stand will require a more thorough clean it is possible to arrange this as an additional service. This is a paid for service and can be arranged through Manchester Central. Please contact for more details.

Rigging of your sponsored banners

Only official banners approved by the PLSA may be rigged in the exhibition hall. Your banner must be rigged 1 metre above stand height, and must not constitute an extension of your stand. If you have booked an official sponsored banner through the PLSA you should contact Sven Knight at Knight Rigging Services to arrange rigging; or Tel: 01253 894688, alternatively please see this form to complete. Should you wish to book a banner and have not already done so please contact for further information. All costs associated with banner production and rigging are the responsibility of the sponsor. Please note, as stated in the confirmation of sponsorship, the PLSA  must approve the banner artwork prior to production. Please supply artwork for approval by the 11 September. Any un-authorised banners will not be rigged. 

NEW FOR 2017 - Joe Manby, our new exhibition supplier

We are delighted to announce we have appointed Joe Manby  as our exhibition supplier for 2017 events. We hope this will make planning your event a lot easier. As part of their service we have been allocated an account manager who can help with any aspect of planning your shell scheme stand.  For all exhibitor queries please contact:

Ben Atkinson
Event Co-ordinator
Tel: 01423 814739

Please ensure you have read and returned the relevant forms by the appropriate deadlines below. Alternatively it is possible to do all the orders on their website;   please click through to their online shop to order.

Manchester Central order forms

Health & Safety 

  • Site induction this form must be read before going on site, please sign the H&S form below to indicate that you have fully read this information
  • H&S declaration form  Please sign the bottom of this form to declare that you will comply with H&S Regulations and that you have read the site induction. Please return to Meggie Goodridge, email;  by 25 August 2017

Courier, lifting and handling