Welcome To C2E2 Exhibitor Manual

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 informationDouble-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. 

I Need To Order…
(click on text to access forms)
Contractor Discount Date
(If Applicable)
Telephone
Audio Visual Freeman AV February 5, 2020 (708) 255-7187
Booth Cleaning/Porter Service Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Cable TV McCormick Place February 11, 2020 (312) 791-6113
Carpet Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Catering Savor…Chicago February 11, 2020 (312) 791-7232
Computers/Office Equipment Freeman AV February 5, 2020 (708) 255-7187
Customs / International Freight PIBL, Inc. PLEASE SEE FORM (908) 355-8900
Display Cases Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Domestic Shipping Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Electric (Including 24 Hr Electric) Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Exhibitor Insurance Buttine Underwriters Purchasing Group, LLC PLEASE SEE FORM (800) 964-4454
Floral Spring Valley Floral N/A (845) 268-7555
Furnishings – Chairs, Tables, Etc. Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
General Contractor Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Hanging Signs/Rigging Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Installation/Dismantling Freeman February 5, 2020 (800) 475-2098
Internet McCormick Place February 11, 2020 (312) 791-6113
Labor Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Material Handling Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Plumbing Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Rental Exhibits Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Security-Cages A.M.K. System Rentals N/A (773) 735-1600
Security-Guards Armageddon Services N/A (773) 735-1600
Show Site Storage Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Signs & Accessories Freeman February 5, 2020 (773) 473-7080
Technology Services McCormick Place February 11, 2020 (312) 791-6113
Telephone Services McCormick Place February 11, 2020 (312) 791-6113
WiFi/Wireless Access McCormick Place February 11, 2020 (312) 791-6113

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 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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