2021 C2E2 Exhibitor Manual

Shipping/Move-In & Move-Out

Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Deadline November 8, 2021

General Contractor – Freeman

VENDOR FORMS AND DEADLINES

What to do and when to do it

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%

Freeman is the Official General Contractor of the C2E2 and will maintain an Exhibitor Service Center during set-p, 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.

NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS REGARDING NON-OFFICIAL CONTRACTORS

The companies listed below have been appointed as the only Official Contractors providing the stated services for this event.  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.  

Things to watch for if you are considering the services of a non-official contractor are 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.

General questions?  Contact  (800) 354-4003 or email inquiry@c2e2.com.  

Audio Visual

Contractor: FREEMAN AV
Discount Date (If Applicable): November 17, 2021

Cable TV

Contractor: McCormick Place
Discount Date (If Applicable):
November 24, 2021

Catering

Contractor: Savor…Chicago
Discount Date (If Applicable):
November 19, 2021

Computers/Office Equipment

Contractor: FREEMAN AV
Discount Date (If Applicable):
TBD

Custom/ International Freight

Contractor: PIBL, Inc.
Discount Date (If Applicable):
Refer to Form

Exhibitor Insurance

Contractor: John Buttine, Inc.
Discount Date (If Applicable):
Refer to Website

Floral

Contractor: Spring Valley Floral
Discount Date (If Applicable):
Refer to Form

Internet/ Technology Services

Contractor: McCormick Place
Discount Date (If Applicable):
November 24, 2021

Printing Services

Contractor: FedEx
Discount Date (If Applicable): 
Refer to Form

Security - Cages

Contractor: A.M.K. System Rentals
Discount Date (If Applicable):
December 1, 2021

Security - Guards

Contractor: Armageddon Services
Discount Date (If Applicable):
December 1, 2021

Telephone Lines

Contractor: McCormick Place
Discount Date (If Applicable):
November 24, 2021

Wi-Fi/Wireless Access

Contractor: McCormick Place
Discount Date (If Applicable):
November 24, 2021

Freeman Services Discount Date - November 17, 2021

https://www.freemanco.com/store/forms-and-brochures?showID=507908

(Click link above to access forms listed below)

Booth Cleaning

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Carpet

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Display Cases

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Domestic Shipping

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Electric – General & 24 Hour

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Furnishings – Chairs/Tables

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

General Contractor

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Hanging Signs/Rigging

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Installation/Dismantling

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Labor

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Material Handling

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Plumbing

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Rental Exhibits

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Show Site Storage

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

Signs & Accessories

Discount Date:
November 17, 2021

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.  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.

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 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.