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Click the appropriate links under the "Contractor Type" to be redirected to the forms and/or contractor website for more information.  Double-check the dates for these services by going to the forms in this manual. Show Management will not be held accountable for any misprints to any of the dates that are listed below. The responsibility lies with the exhibitor.

Note the DEADLINE DATES- completing these early can save you up to 30%

GES is the Official General Contractor of the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo and will maintain an Exhibitor Service Center during set-up, show days and dismantling.  All other official show contractors will also be set up in this area as well.  All inquiries regarding booth services and orders should be made at the Exhibitor Service Center, including booth furnishings, labor, freight, utilities, and special show services.

General questions?  Contact our Customer Service at Inquiry@c2e2.com or call 888-605-6059

Any General Contractor Questions please call GES at 800-475-2098 or talk online at www.GES.com/chat

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Contractor Type  Contractor Name Telephone Order Form/Info/Link Discount Cut Off Date
Airline Travel OnPeak 312.527.7270 See Website March 20, 2017 (Book ASAP to save)
Audio Visual GES Audio Visual 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Badges ReedPOP 888.605.6059 See Form TBD
Booth Carpet & Furnishings Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Booth Cleaning Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Business Center/Copy Center Fed Ex/Kinko's 312.949.2100 See Order Forms No Deadline
Catering Savor...Chicago 312.791.7272 See Menu/Order Form March 21, 2017
Computer Rental Form GES Audio Visual 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017
Customs/International Freight Forwarder Information - PENDING PIBL, Inc. 908.355.8900 See Guidelines PLEASE SEE FORM FOR DATES
Display Cases Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Domestic Shipping Labels Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website See website page
Electrical Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Exhibitor Insurance Buttine Underwriters 800.964.4454 See Website No Deadline
Floral Order Form Spring Valley Floral 845.268.7555 See Order Form No Deadline
Furnishings - Chairs Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Furnishings - Tables Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Hanging Signs Rigging Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Host/Hostess/Models Judy Venn & Associates 714.957.8300 Coming Soon No Deadline
Hotel Reservations OnPeak 312.527.7270 See Website March  20 , 2017 (Book ASAP to save)
Internet Order Form McCormick Place 312.791.6113 See Website April 4, 2017
Labor Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Labor Jurisdictions Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Modular Displays & Flooring Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Photography Order Form Oscar Einzig 312.922.0056 See Order Form No Deadline
Plumbing Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Rental Exhibits Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March  21, 2017 
Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Requirements and Order Form ReedPOP 203.840.5890 See Website March 19, 2017
Security Cages/Storage Armageddon 773-735-1600 See Order Form April 14, 2017
Security Guards Armageddon 773-735-1600 See Order Form April 14, 2017
Shipments Direct to Show Labels Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website April 19 through  April 20 
Shipments to Warehouse Labels Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March 29 – April 17, 2017  
Signs & Accessories Global Experience Specialists (GES) 800.475.2098 See Website March 21, 2017   
Telephone Order Form McCormick Place 312.791.6113 See Website March  21, 2017
Transportation SuperShuttle 800.258.3826 See Website No Deadline

Notice to Exhibitors Regarding Non-Official Contractors

The companies listed above have been appointed as the only Official Contractors providing the stated services for C2E2 2017.  Show Management carefully considers the selection of Official Contractors based on quality of service, variety of products, price and reputation. Since these contractors frequently work on more than one show with us, they value the business of our customers and provide quality products and services. Some companies may misrepresent themselves as being an Official Contractor so PLEASE be sure to check the list in the exhibitor manual or give us a call. For assistance, please contact your Customer Success Specialist Aimee Nichio, anichio@reedexpo.com 203-840-5506.

If you are considering the services of a non-official contractor, watch out for the following: hidden charges for material handling, labor and shipping that you might not pay otherwise (for example on carpet rental), control over delivery time, availability during move-in and leverage if something goes wrong.

Also be advised that non-official contractors will need to abide by the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor procedures, provide insurance certificates, etc. in order to gain access to the Show Floor.


Exhibitor Alerts!!

Beware Of the Fair Guide

Reed Exhibitions and C2E2 do NOT support the Fair Guide — it is NOT affiliated with Reed Exhibitions or C2E2. Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Fair Guide from Construct Data, its publisher, which use the name of C2E2 – do not be fooled. Construct Data currently operates out of Slovakia (it has previously operated out of Austria and Germany).

Beware Of the Expo-Guide

Reed Exhibitions and C2E2 Con also do NOT support the Expo-Guide — it is NOT affiliated with Reed Exhibitions or C2E2. Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Expo-Guide from Commercial Online Manuals, its publisher, which use the name of C2E2 – again, do not be fooled. The Expo-Guide currently operates out of Mexico.

For further warnings on the Fair Guide and the Expo-Guide, please check out www.stopecg.org (the website was set up originally to deal with the European City Guides, but it now addresses the Fair Guide and Expo-Guide as well as several other similar matters).

And please remember – the only directories and guides affiliated with Reed Exhibitions are those published by Reed Exhibitions, including the official show directories. If you have any doubts about a directory/guide solicitation using the C2E2 name (for example, if the solicitation requires payment made to an address in a foreign country), please contact a C2E2 salesperson ASAP.

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