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.
The unloading and delivery of all display material and equipment from the convention site docks to the exhibitors' booths and loading out from the exhibitors' booths to trucks at the docks must be performed by the Official Service Contractor who has jurisdiction to deliver such service at the convention site. Please refer to SHIPPING INFORMATION for FURTHER information.
Personally Owned Vehicles (POV's) such as cars, pick up trucks and minivans that are utilized for the unloading/loading of exhibit materials will be monitored by GES Freight Personnel. This will allow exhibitors the opportunity to unload quickly and safely into the exhibit area. All box trucks, straight trucks, personal trucks over one ton, trailers and bobtails or other larger vehicles not classified as a Personally Owned Vehicle, will be directed to the marshalling yard area for GES freight handling services.
MD is a "right-to-work" state. Exhibitors have the option of utilizing the Official Service Contractor, who provides quality union labor from the Stagehands Union, qualified display houses or personnel from their own companies to install and dismantle displays. Please refer to the EXHIBIT INSTALLATION & DISMANTLING LABOR ORDER FORM for further information. All cleaning is properly the jurisdiction of the Official Service Contractor operating in the building. Display houses or full time employees from the I & D companies, may not clean exhibit booths.
All rigging and sign hanging must be performed by the Official Service Contractor.
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 800-443-4113 to
report fraudulent or unethical behavior.