American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center

Friday, June 28 - Monday, July 1, 2024

Order GES Services by Wednesday, June 5 for Best Pricing

Hanging Sign Information

Please order Hanging Signs by the Wednesday, June 5, 2024 deadline date. By ordering in advance you will help us assure your sign is properly assembled and installed.

Hanging Signs:

GES is responsible for assembly, installation and removal of all hanging signs.
  • All signs must be designed to comply with Show Organizer rules and regulations and facility limitations.
  • All signs, with the exception of banners and light weight moss signs, must have structural rigging points, and include detailed construction plans with a current structural engineer's stamp.
  • If your sign requires electricity, make sure it is in working order and in accordance with the National Electric Code.
  • Include show site Exhibitor contact information with the order.
  • A facility pick point connection fee of $100.00 per banner will apply. Additionally, a facility pick point connection fee of $100.00 per final/termination point will apply for structural signs over 100 lbs. Does not include Lift or Labor.
  • GES reserves the right to not hang any signage/structure that in our opinion is not deemed structurally sound.

Truss and Hoists:

GES is responsible for assembly, installation, and removal of all truss and hoists.
  • All truss must be designed to comply with Show Organizer rules and regulations as well as facility limitations.
  • All truss must be from a recognized manufacturer. Manufacturer load specifications for your truss must be at show site prior to rigging.
  • Ground support truss without the needs of a scissor lift, must be installed/removed by a GES Rigger or a member of Local 831.
  • Self Climbing truss structures must be installed by GES Riggers.
  • Climbing on truss is strictly prohibited.
  • All hoists must be from a recognized manufacturer and must be in good working order.
  • Hoist maintenance records should be available for inspection by GES.
  • All lamps and fixtures to be attached to truss must be in good working order and in compliance with the National Electric Code.

Shipping Instructions

Hanging signs should be received in advance at the Warehouse by Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Please ship all hanging signs in a separate container with the special sign label provided on the Labels page. Mark bill of lading "Hanging Sign." Prepay all shipments. Collect shipments will not be accepted.

Reminder: To receive the discount price, you must complete and submit the following by Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Any order received incomplete, rates will be changed to reflect when the complete order has been received, Regular and Show site rates may apply.

  • High Lift for Hanging Signs/Rigging Labor Order
  • Must ship Hanging Sign to Advanced Receiving
  • Must supply Hanging Sign Instructions and Layout for placement
  • Payment and Credit Card Charge Authorization

Helpful Ordering Tips

  1. Order by the Discount Deadline Date to save! Be sure to submit payment along with your order on or before the deadline to secure Discount pricing.
  2. Take advantage of our Hanging Sign+ Packages! See the FAQ for details to see if you qualify for this all-inclusive service.
  3. Be sure to complete the following information below to avoid delays or additional cost:
    • Send your sign to the GES advance warehouse. Please have the sign in its own container or box separate from your other freight and clearly labeled HANGING SIGN.
    • Make sure you are providing the correct dimensions and weight of your sign. This information is very important also when selecting the Hanging Sign+ Package that applies to you. If the incorrect package is selected, or falls outside of the description, actual time and materials will be billed onsite accordingly. The package price will not apply.
    • Elevation – what is your desired elevation of your sign (Number of feet from floor to top of the sign) This must follow the Show Organizer rules and regulations.
    • Is your sign electrical or non-electrical? Please be sure to select the correct Hanging Sign+ Package that applies to avoid delays on installation. (Rotating motors are considered electrical signage)
    • Pick Points - number of structural pick points on the sign.
    • Floorplan – you must submit a floorplan indicating placement of your sign within the booth to include adjacent booth numbers for orientation.
    • Approval – When applicable, make sure you have submitted for approval to show management/ GES. This information will be stipulated in the GES online ordering site/Show Management tab.
    • Select a date and time for installation/removal of your sign. You also have the option to select "OK to Proceed" without your supervision. Completed instructions, sign delivered to our advance warehouse and all hardware must be provided, and GES’ goal will be to hang your sign prior to your arrival or selected date and time.
  4. Structural Engineered drawings – if applicable or requested by GES, you may need to provide a stamped drawing indicating the weight and location of the rigging points. GES reserves the right to not hang any signage/structure that in our opinion is not deemed structurally sound.