ISSA Show North America​

McCormick Place Convention Center

Tuesday, October 11 - Thursday, October 13, 2022

Please order before Wednesday, October 5

Hanging Sign Labor Information

Please order Hanging Sign Labor by Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

To receive the discount price, you must complete your hanging sign labor order with hanging sign instructions by Tuesday, September 20, 2022. The hanging sign must also arrive at the GES warehouse by Tuesday, October 4, 2022 to receive the discount price and to ensure that the sign is hung prior to show opening. There is no guarantee that your sign will be hung if it is not received by the deadline date. By sending us this information and shipping the sign in advance, you will help 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.
  • Make sure all signs, with the exception of cloth banners and signs under 100 lbs., have structurally engineered rigging points as well as blueprints displaying 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. Refer to Utilities section to place your order for electrical services and electrical labor.
  • Include exhibitor contact information with the order.
  • For safety reasons, signs weighing 500 lbs. or greater will require chain hoist motor.
  • Include engineer-stamped assembly and hanging instructions with the order. GES accepts no liability for any work completed without such instructions, when required. Work is done at exhibitor’s risk and exhibitor shall indemnify and defend GES and Show Organizer from any claims arising out of or related to the installation or dismantle of any sign without approved drawings.

Shipping Instructions

All hanging signs should be received in advance at the GES Warehouse by Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Please ship all hanging signs in a separate container with the special shipping label - see Shipping Labels. Mark Bill of Lading "Hanging Sign." Prepay all shipments. Collect shipments will not be accepted. Please call for information on advance shipping for all uncrateable signs.

GES Supervised (OK to Proceed)
  • No supervision fee
  • Priority Installation
  • Must ship to Advanced Receiving
  • Must supply Hanging Sign Instructions
  • Completed Hanging Sign Labor order

Please email the hanging sign instructions and layout to geshangingsignschicago@ges.com.