To assist you in planning your participation in your show, we are certain you will appreciate knowing in advance that union labor will be required for certain aspects of your exhibit handling.
Exhibitors may perform their own drayage, or material handling, provided that they use their own bonafide company employees and their own hand operated equipment to move exhibit material to their booths. Please note that exhibitors are limited to using non-mechanical equipment. Fork trucks, pallet jacks and other power equipment may be operated by the official contractor only using local union personnel.
Exhibitors are allowed to set up and/or dismantle their own booths, provided that they use their own company employees. Salesman, clerks and mechanics are all acceptable. Exhibitors are not allowed to bring in outside labor of any kind except for the above mentioned. Exhibitors who wish to employ display houses or exhibit manufacturers to install or dismantle their booth may have supervision of labor sent in from their supplier. Workers of this type cannot physically erect the booth, unless they are members of the appropriate Local Union. Please be sure to submit the required notification/authorization forms (Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Form) provided in this manual.
The fire department has strict regulations governing trade shows. All electrical wiring must conform to National Electric Code Safety Rules. In addition, all draperies, decorations and materials must be flame proofed in accordance with local fire codes.
The use of decorations incapable of being flame proofed is not permitted. These include paper or those products with acetate cellulose or nitrate cellulose contents, decorative greens containing pitch and polyethylene artificial floral decorations. Exhibitor’s products displayed for technical presentation are exempt from the above rules.
Our work rules prohibit the SOLICITATION OR ACCEPTANCE of tips in
cash, product or gifts in kind by any employee (union or non-union). Our
employees are paid appropriate wages denoting professional status,
therefore tipping of any kind is not allowed.
Customer acknowledges that the show site and surrounding areas are
active work zones. Customer, its agents, employees and representatives
are present at their own risk.
GES requires the highest standards of integrity from all employees.
Please call our confidential Always Honest hotline at 866.225.8230 to
report fraudulent or unethical behavior.