The term “Show Sponsor” as used herein shall mean The Power Energy Society, of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. The term “Exposition Management” as used herein shall collectively mean the Canfield Event Management LLC, and any additional IEEE PES assigned contractors and those officers, committee, agents or employees of the Show Sponsor acting for or on its behalf in the management of the Exposition. Collectively Show Sponsor and Exposition Management further herein to be known as ”Group”. The principle purpose of the Exposition is to stimulate interest in and demand for industry products, in general (herein “Principle Purpose”). No exhibitors shall engage in any activity inconsistent with the Principle Purpose.
The exhibitor may not sublease its space, nor any part thereof, nor exhibit, offer for sale, give as a premium or advertise articles not manufactured or sold in its own name, except where such articles are required for the proper demonstration or operation of the Exhibitor’s display, in which case the identification of such articles shall be limited to the regular nameplate, imprint, or identification which in standard practice normally appears on them. The Exhibitor shall not permit non-exhibiting companies’ representatives to conduct or solicit business from within its space. Foreign Exposition Agencies may act as third party agents to assist international companies in acquiring exhibit. These agents must receive written permission from Show Management prior to reserving any space. The decision of Exposition Management shall in all instances be final with regard to use of any exhibit space
Any exhibitor failing to pay the rental called for this agreement on or before the due date for such rental shall be deemed in default. In such event, and without further notice to exhibitor, Management shall have the right to use the space assigned to Exhibitor to suits its own convenience, including selling all or a portion of such space to other exhibitor(s) without any rebate or allowance to Exhibitor, and Exhibitor shall continue to be obligated to pay the full rental for such space. Management assumes no responsibility for having included the name of the canceled Exhibitor or description of his products in the show catalog, brochures, news releases or other materials.
Cancellation or Reduction Penalty/Schedule
Hours and dates for installation, showing, and dismantling shall be those specified by Exposition Management. The Exhibitor shall be liable for all storage, handling and/or removal charges resulting from its failure to remove exhibit or waste material from the Exposition before conclusion of the dismantling period, as specified by Exposition Management. No exhibit material shall be dismantled or removed in whole or in part prior to the time specified for dismantling. Exposition Management may prevent removal of any exhibit before the time of Exposition closing.
Exhibitors shall have housing priority for accommodations and hospitality suites in officially designated hotels. However, applications for reservations by any Exhibitor for hospitality suites will not be accepted unless that Exhibitor is, at the time of application, current in its payments toward the costs of the exhibit space. The Exhibitor shall not host nor participate in any hospitality or entertainment functions for trade attendees, except for mid-day lunches, that coincide in time with the show hours of the Exposition or hours of the Technical Conference.
Booth representatives will be permitted to enter the Exhibition at 8:00 a.m. each day of showing and will not be permitted to remain in the Exposition after the closing hour each night, with the exception of the final night. Exhibitors with special needs or events that require additional time must make arrangements with Exposition Management, please contact Shawn@cemllc.com.
Under no circumstances may the weight of any equipment or exhibit material exceed the Exposition Facility’s maximum floor load. The Exhibitor accepts full and sole responsibility for any injury or damage to property or person resulting from failure knowingly or otherwise, to distribute the load of its exhibit material in conformity with the maximum floor load specifications.The floor load of the South Buliding in McCormick Place exhibit halls is 400 lbs per square foot. Specs for any equipment that that may be close to this load should be submitted to Freeman, please be sure to indicate location of the equipment in your booth and on the overall floorplan.
Exhibitor agrees that its exhibit shall be admitted and shall remain from day to day solely on strict compliance with the Rules and Regulations herein laid down. Exposition Management reserves the right to reject, eject, or prohibit any exhibit in whole or in part, or Exhibitor or its representatives, with or without giving cause. If cause is not given, the Exposition’s liability shall not exceed the return to Exhibitor of the pro-rate amount of retail unearned at the time of ejection. If any exhibit or Exhibitor is ejected for violation of these Rules and Regulations or for other stated reasons, no return shall be made.
No "sold" signs or signs of any nature which designate prices or notices of sales are permitted. Signs identifying a machine or product (other than the nameplate that is factory installed) supplied by or manufactured by a non-exhibiting company may not be displayed. Electric flashers or signs involving the use of neon or similar gases are prohibited. Should the wording on any sign or area in an Exhibitor’s booth be deemed by Exposition Management to be contrary in any way to the best interest of the Exhibition, Exhibitor shall make such changes or remove signs as requested by Exposition Management’s decision will be final in such matters.
The Exhibitor shall comply with any union requirements regarding the installation, operation and dismantling of its exhibit then in effect at the Exposition Facility and shall respect all Exposition Facility contracts and rules. Exposition Management may permit the Exhibitor’s own full time employees to perform some specific work within its exhibit space; in no event shall unauthorized independent contractor be permitted on the Exposition floor to perform work. The Group assumes no responsibility for failure to perform by contractors, their charges for services provided or for any other matter relating to contractors, unions or the Exposition Facility.
The Group and the Exposition Facility shall not be liable for any loss or damage to the property of the Exhibitor, its representatives, employees, agents or invitees, arising from theft, fire, accident, or any other cause whatsoever. The Group and the Exposition Facility shall not be liable for personal injury to the representatives, employees, agents or invitees of the exhibitor, which injuries may arise from, or be in any way connected with, the use or occupancy of the exhibit space. the Exhibitor will indemnify, save and hold the Group and the Exposition Facility harmless from any and all suits or claims for damages arising out of such property loss or damage or personal injury (including death) and shall pay and indemnify the Group and the Exposition Facility for all costs and expenses, including counsel fees, arising from the defense of such claims and suits. All property of the Exhibitor is understood to remain under its custody and control, in transit to and from, or within the Exposition, subject to the Rules and Regulations hereof. The Exhibitor should purchase and maintain floater insurance, in scope and in limits of coverage adequate to cover against damage or loss to exhibit material, and public liability insurance, in scope and in limits of coverage adequate to cover against injury to the person and property of others, Exposition Management reserves the right to establish specifications for insurance coverage by Exhibitors and any contractor hired by Exhibitors and to require certificated of insurance as evidence of said coverage prior to the staging of the Exposition.
Exhibitor represents and warrants that it shall comply with all Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and copyright restrictions applicable to EXHIBITORS, including but not limited to, any music performance agreement between Show Management and ASCAP or BMI for meetings, conventions, trade shows and expositions.
EXHIBITOR further represents and warrants that it shall obtain any additional permission, license or grant of authority required of EXHIBITORS under the IPR or copyright laws and be prepared to present SHOW MANAGEMENT with a copy of such license or grant no less than thirty (30) days prior to the start of the SHOW.
EXHIBITOR shall indemnify and defend Show Management for its failure to perform the foregoing. EXHIBITORS who need assistance in protecting their own intellectual property rights should contact SHOW MANAGEMENT for additional assistance.
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