Important Dates and Information
(Move-in, Show Schedule, Move-out)

For assistance, please contact Devon Priola at 203.840.5927 or email via Devon@ReedPOP.com.

Check the Exhibitor Action Checklist/Additional Official Contractors Services section of the manual to see all approved vendors for C2E2 2014.

Exhibitor Service Center

GES is the Official General Contractor of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 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. Exhibitors who have ordered labor are asked to check-in at this desk when they are ready to install their exhibits. The person in charge of your exhibit should carefully inspect and sign for all work order forms. If you disagree with a bill presented for your signature, question it immediately. If you cannot come to a satisfactory agreement with the contractor immediately contact Show Management. Do not put it off. Once the Show has ended, it becomes very difficult to resolve issues.

Exhibitor Service Center Hours – C2E2 Staff will be available at the Services Center as follows:

Wednesday, April 23 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday, April 24 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, April 25 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday, April 26 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday, April 27 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Monday, April 28 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Booth Equipment

Each 10' x 10' booth will be set with 8' high black back drape‚ 3' high black side dividers and a 7" x 44" one-line identification sign.

Exhibit Hall Carpet

Your exhibit area is NOT carpeted; however‚ the aisles will be carpeted in RED.

Show Schedule – Move-In & Set-Up Hours

The installation of exhibits will take place during the following schedule. Your installation cannot begin until your freight is delivered. If you have questions regarding your move-in dates and times, please contact GES for more information at 702-515-5970. For additional information and helpful hints on pre-show procedures and move-in, please visit www.GES.com/Chat.

Installation Hours

Wednesday, April 23 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, April 24 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

All booths must be set by 4:30 PM on Thursday, April 24 and Exhibitors and crates must be off the Show Floor so aisle carpets can be installed.

OVERTIME CHARGES APPLY to any work performed before 8:00 AM and after 4:30 PM on weekdays and anytime on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

NOTE: Permission to erect booth space will be withheld from any company who has not submitted full payment of their exhibitor space rental fee or adverting/sponsorship fees.

To facilitate the installation and cleaning of aisle carpet during move-in, all exhibits shipped via crate MUST have all crate contents unpacked and labeled for removal no later than by 4:30 PM, Thursday, April 24. Empty crates will be stored and returned to your booth at the close of the Show provided you have used material handling services for the delivery of your booth, as outlined in the Dismantling and Move-Out Hours.

In accordance with display rules and regulations and security measures, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted in the exhibit hall at any time during move-in and/or move-out, including infants. There will be no exceptions.

Show Floor Hours

All exhibits must remain fully intact until the official close of the Show.

Friday, April 25 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Professionals Only)
Saturday, April 26 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 27 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*Badged Exhibitors will have access to the Exhibit Hall at 8:00 AM each morning.

PLEASE NOTE: Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. There will be no exceptions.

Dismantling And Move-Out Hours

In accordance with the display rules and regulations, no exhibits or display may be dismantled before the official close of the Show on Sunday, April 27 at 5:00 PM.

Sunday, April 27 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Exhibitors wishing to be loaded out on Sunday evening should be packed and carriers checked in to the Marshaling Yard by 7:00 PM on Sunday, April 27.

Monday, April 28 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Carriers post-show must be checked-in by 10:00 AM.

Sunday, April 27 5:45 PM

  • Empty Container Return begins

The GES Exhibitor Services Department will gladly prepare your outbound Material Handling Agreement (MHA) and labels in advance. Be sure your carrier knows your company name and booth number when making arrangements for shipping your exhibit at the close of the Show.

Post Show Paperwork And Labels

The Exhibitor Services Department will gladly prepare your outbound Material Handling Agreement and labels in advance. Be sure your carrier knows your company name and booth number when making arrangements for shipping your exhibit at the close of the Show.

Although security measures are in place after the show closes, ultimate responsibility for the security of product rests with each Exhibitor. Safety containers are available through GES and additional security staffing is available through Armagedon located on the Security Room (Location Pending).

Make arrangements for someone to stay with your booth until it is completely packed, labeled and outbound Material Handling Agreements have been turned in at the GES Service Desk. Remember that trucks which have checked into the Marshalling Yard WILL NOT be dispatched to a loading dock for your materials unless the outbound Material Handling Agreement has been turned in at the Exhibitor Service Center.

Again remember: in accordance with display rules and regulations and security measures, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted in the exhibit hall at any time during move-in and/or move-out, including infants. There will be no exceptions.

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