f&aSHOWCASE Exhibitor Area
Please select your venue from the tabs for event specific information, ie: couriers/parking/hotels.
Scroll down for the manual for more general set up information
Manchester – Old Trafford Stadium – Tuesday 12th May 2020
Manchester Suite, Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, M16 0RA.
Premier Inn, Old Trafford
Tel : 0871 527 8750
Web : www.premierinn.com
Courier Deliveries and Collections:
Free parking in N2 East off Wharfside Way. Make your way across the pedestrian walkway and access the lifts in the reception entrance. Please note there will be security checks on arrival.
Bristol – Ashton Gate Stadium – Thursday 11th June 2020
Lansdowne Suite, Lansdown Stand, Bristol, BS3 2LQ
Travelodge Central, Bristol
Tel : 0871 984 6223
Web : www.travelodge.co.uk
Courier Deliveries and Collections:
All deliveries to be labelled as follows Ashton Gate Stadium, VIP 2, Bristol BS3 2LQ ref Frameworkmedia Lansdowne Suite 11th June plus your company name and contact.
Please note no deliveries earlier than the day prior to the exhibition.
Free onsite parking enter via the main carpark off Wedlock Way, you will be directed to park alongside the Lansdown Stand, enter via the lift in the reception entrance.
London – The ILEC Conference Centre – Tuesday 7th July 2020
Ibis Hotel, London Suite, 47 Lillie Rd, Earl’s Court, London, SW6 1UD
Recommended Accommodation :
Hotel ibis London Earls Court, 47 Lillie Rd, Fulham, London, SW6 1UD
Tel : 020 7610 0880
Web : https://all.accor.com/
Courier details :
If you are using a courier you MUST COMPLETE THE FORM ON THIS LINK (TBC) All deliveries to be labelled Ref:FrameworkMedia London Suite 7th July plus your company name and contact.
Please note no deliveries earlier than the day prior to the exhibition.
PAYG underground car park. Use lift to the ground floor.
There are limited spaces for oversized vehicles please contact Adriana Ruso 0207 666 8470 at the venue to book.
f&aSHOWCASE Exhibitor Manual
- Getting Ready
- Event Promotion
- Stand Configurations
- Wifi, Catering, Storage, Audio Visual
- Payment & Data
- Health & Safety/Insurance
What can I do now to get ready for the event?
- If you haven’t already done so please email the below content to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exhibitor Name
- An attention grabbing headline to go below your name in the event showguide describing what you do (70 characters inc. spaces)
- Contact Details : Name/Job Title, Phone Number, Generic email address (to be displayed in the event showguide)
- Full description – 500 characters maximum inc spaces to appear on the website and in the event showguide.
- Visit the ‘Event Promotion’ page ASAP to ensure you get the most from the exhibition!
- Notify any staff that need to book time out for the event and book accommodation.
- If you have booked a showguide advertisement – We require a Full Colour High Resolution (300dpi) PNG or JPEG File. The advert size is A5 (148 x 210mm) portrait with a 3mm bleed. Please ensure artwork is created in CMYK as the show guide is produced in printed format and any artwork produced in RGB will be susceptible to colour variation. Send to email@example.com no later than 12 working days prior to the event date, Charlotte will also remind you!
What do I need to bring?
- A pop-up stand/Portable Display Boards/Pull Up Banners – Important – sizes to be within the parameters outlined in ‘Stand Configurations’. If you have a non-standard stand configuration you must contact the organiser asap. We have partnered with Guardian Exhibition and Display who are specialists in delivering engaging exhibition stands, displays and event branding. If you need a new stand for this event that can be flexible and used at other shows too, they will help you find the correct solution. Please contact Anthony Booty for any requirements; 01702 662111.
- A 3m extension lead is required to have access to a power socket. (if access to electricity is required/multiple devices).
- A Podium to rest your laptop on and for demo purposes only
- Samples/Literature etc.
Event Promotional Toolkit
You should be inviting your prospect customers to meet you at f&aSHOWCASE and this is why…
1 – You can show them why your system is the best one for them.
2 – It shows you are confident in your product and know you can help
3 – It can speed up the process and save you lots of time while they shop around anyway.
4 – Can create a great customer journey
We have provided as much material as we think you may need to use in your campaigns. We’ve even generated custom trackable links you can use so we can tell you which companies have registered. If you would like any other copy, artwork or material, please contact us and we’d be happy to help.
Visit the Event Promotion Page at https://www.fashowcase.co.uk/eventpromo/
Stands will be positioned in rows with the displays side by side – there are no sides to stands and exhibitors are not permitted to create their own, thus obscuring neighbouring stands. Stand positions are allocated by the organisers for each event.
Please note maximum height of 2.2m.
If you have a non-standard stand configuration you must contact the organiser for approval.
The distribution of literature either by an Exhibitor, or his promotional staff, may only be done within his own stand area and not in the gangways, or any other part of the exhibition hall or surrounding areas. Furthermore, the Organisers reserve the right to cease, or withdraw any promotional activity by any Exhibitor to which they object.
Suggested stand equipment…
- Venues will be open for Exhibitors from 8.00am.
- Set-up from 8am-9.45am. At some venues set up the day before may be available, please contact Gary for details the week prior to the event date.
- All stands must be in place by 9.45am due to Health & Safety, see H&S section.
- Open to visitors from 10.00 until 14:00.
- Exhibits may be dismantled once the exhibition closes at 14:00. Due to Health and Safety and consideration to our visitors and other exhibitors, no exhibit may be removed from the exhibition before this time, except with the express permission of the Organiser.
- All exhibits must be removed from the premises no later than 17:00 on the day of the exhibition including courier collection unless arranged with the venue prior.
The following procedure should be adhered to at all times:
- Deliveries will be excepted no more than 24 hours before the date of the event and during normal working hours.
- Please take notice of courier instruction on relevant venue checklist.
- All boxes must be clearly marked with:
- The contact details and venue address
- The event name: f&aSHOWCASE and the event date
- Your company name/contact/telephone number
- Collections MUST be made 2.15-5pm on the day of the event. ALL LATER PICK UPS MUST BE AUTHORISED WITH VENUE PRIOR TO THE EVENT. PLEASE NOTE:
- Neither Framework nor the venue accept any responsibility for courier deliveries
Free wifi is available at all venues. Please check with event staff on-site for details.
Catering facilities will be provided during the exhibition, usually on a cafeteria basis depending on the individual venue. Each exhibition stand will receive drink vouchers together with 2 luncheon vouchers,for members of staff.
Boxes, literature etc. may be stored either under a table or behind a stand, however, space used for storage behind your stand will be considered part of your total space allocation.
Please note that Fire Regulations will not allow storage in areas that obstruct fire exits etc.
Exhibitors showing films or creating excessive noise or using audio or audio-visual aids that disturb adjacent Exhibitors may be asked to cease such activities in the interest of the overall exhibition.
Exhibitors are advised that, under the terms of their contract, all payments must be made in full 21 days prior to the commencement of the show. Registration lists will not be supplied unless payment has been received. We must therefore remind Exhibitors, that they will not be able to set up their stands until any outstanding payments have been met.
Payment can be made via BACS or cheque. Payment details are listed on all invoices.
Post-event lists will be supplied the day after the event where possible via email. Data will indicate where a registered delegate has visited the show. Exhibitors will be provided with the delegate data for the event and/or sector to which they have subscribed in their booking form.
The Organisers are committed to operating its various businesses in compliance with all the relevant legislation and guidelines covering Health and Safety at Work and it is a requirement of venues that all Exhibitors, Contractors and Visitors comply with the law and the regulations of the venue at all times. Anyone infringing any relevant legislation and/or any venue regulations, will be asked to desist forthwith any serious or continuing breaches may be banned from the premises.
Risk Assessment Help Notes
When considering their risk assessment and whilst on site, Exhibitors are asked to take note of the following key risk areas:
Should you wish to demonstrate a product using heat, water, heavy electrical usage, extra large or heavy exhibits for example, you must notify us prior to the event and be accompanied by a full risk assessment (please note that some venues may have a policy that may exclude some of the above )
The important need to maintain all emergency gangways, as indicated on the technical floor plan during build-up and breakdown.
Due respect and consideration should be given to other users of the venue.
The need for operatives to wear suitable protective clothing relevant to their job, which includes eye, hearing and foot protection.
The work area must be maintained free from general waste materials, which could hazard operatives. All waste should be disposed of in the proper manner.
Ensuring that all portable and static power equipment is used for the purpose for which it was designed and that safety guards are correctly fitted and used.
All electrical equipment must be tested in accordance with current legislation. All equipment over 12 months old will require a current PAT test certificate.
Due to guidelines set out in current safety legislation, it is a requirement that Exhibitors ensure that each item to be plugged into the electrical mains supply should have PAT certification (Portable Appliance Test). Many venues now stipulate that without current certification, they will not allow the items in question to be “plugged in”. i.e. computers, laptops, monitors, and stand lights.
Framework Media will provide access to one single power socket to each exhibition stand; sufficient to operate 1 PC and 4 low voltage stand lights only. Exhibitors must ensure that they bring their own multipoint extension lead if they wish to use multiple items. Exhibition stands must strictly adhere to these parameters, failure to do so could lead to a disruption of the power supply.
Signs involving neon or similar gases are not permitted. Any special requirements should be checked with the Organisers and if approval is given, confirmed in writing prior to the beginning of build up of the exhibition. Wherever possible Exhibitors are advised to use Laptop computers to ensure that in the event of a power failure, your presentations will not be interrupted.
All structures, materials, special designs, unusual constructions and all signs shall conform to British Safety Standards and Codes of Practice and comply with the Local Authority and Fire Brigade Regulations or those of any other Statutory Authority.
Any stand infringing fire precautions will be dismantled. The Organisers cannot be held responsible.
Fire Evacuation Procedure
There will be situated throughout the building, instructions on what to do if you discover a fire, or hear the fire alarm and the Organisers will be familiar with the type of alarm (siren, bell etc.) and the Emergency Evacuation Procedure used by the venue, which will include operation of the fire alarm activation points, means of escape and assembly areas.
Upon discovering a fire:
1. Sound the alarm.
2. Dial 999 to call the fire brigade.
On hearing the fire alarm, the Organiser in charge will direct all Exhibitors and Visitors as follows:
Immediately leave the building by the nearest available exit. DO NOT USE THE LIFTS.
If the nearest exit is inaccessible due to smoke etc. use the next available exit.
Do not return to your normal place of work or stop to collect personal belongings.
Close all doors behind you.
Report to your designated assembly point, the location of which should be displayed in a prominent position.
Do not return to the building for any reason until authorized to do so.
Persons with mobility problems:
1. On joining a section each person with a mobility problem shall be allocated two escorts.
2. During an evacuation one escort will remain with that person in a safe area. Care must be taken that this does not obstruct the main evacuation routes.
3. The other escort will proceed to the exit and inform the person in charge or the Fire Brigade that a person with mobility problems requires evacuating.
4. The designated person (security/caretaker etc.) or fire officer will then go to the location and escort the person out of the building.
5. Escorts will remain with the person until the all clear is given and then assist them back to their place of work.
In the case of injury, please inform the Organisers.
Obstructing the Gangways
Exhibitors are reminded that no part of any stand or exhibit, including fascias, signs, corner posts or fittings shall project into or overhang any gangways or obscure fire exit signs. Projector podiums must be set-up within the parameters of the space allocated. Should this not be observed Exhibitors would be instructed to move the offending item by the Organisers as this contravenes safety regulations within the venue.
The company, it’s employees and exhibitors shall make “reasonable adjustments” to enable disabled visitors to make full use of our services.
1. When selecting venues for we will ensure that wheelchair access is provided wherever possible.
2. Room layouts will be designed to cater for wheel chair access wherever possible.
3. Full disabled access is available at event venues wherever possible.
4. Aisles will be no less than 2m wide
5. Aisles will be kept free of obstruction during exhibition opening times.
6. All exhibition staff will be made aware of the RNID type-talk services so that they may confidently handle type talk enquiries.
7. Seminars/presentations can be supported by written material, available by prior request.
8. Speakers will be provided with, and asked to comply with, RNID guidelines for communicating with deaf people who lip-read.
9. Seating will be available at the front of the seminar area, no more than 6 feet from the presenter wherever possible, to accommodate anyone with a severe or profound hearing loss.
10. Seminar seating arrangements will be designed to easily accommodate a wheelchair.
11. All employees should have read the DDA – A guide for providers of goods, facilities and services as provided by the RNID- and understood its implications to our products and services.
12. Bearing in mind the subject matter, in the unlikely event that a blind person visits us, the company will take reasonable steps to assist that visitor in whatever way possible.
13. Within the obvious restraints of the exhibition genre, we will adhere to accommodate all disabilities, whenever possible.
EXHIBITORS : Please be aware of the above in relation to the service you provide, you should have available written materials to support your activity whether that be stand presentations or seminar speaking.
Completion of Stands & Exhibits
All stands must be completed including the positioning of exhibits at least 15 minutes prior to the official opening time of the event. Please note that due to Health and Safety Regulations Exhibitors will not be allowed to erect stands after the show has been opened to the public. It is therefore in the Exhibitor’s best interests to ensure that if they are travelling any distance on the morning of the event that they allow themselves plenty of time for the journey.
All exhibits are at the Exhibitor’s own risk. Please make sure that your stand is attended when the deliveries are made, as the Organisers cannot accept deliveries on Exhibitor’s behalf for security reasons.
Exhibitors are requested to respect the smoking arrangements at individual venues.
Anyone under the age of 18 years will not be permitted into the Exhibition during opening hours unless accompanied by an adult. Exhibitors and Contractors must not bring children to the exhibition during the build up or break down periods for safety reasons. Exhibitors are also reminded that no animals other than guide dogs will be permitted in the exhibition at any time.
The Organisers will not themselves be responsible for the safety of any articles of any kind brought into the Exhibition by the Exhibitors, their servants, agents or contractors, members of the public or any other person. Exhibitors should make sure that they are fully covered by insurance including Public Liability, all risks of their property and Employers Liability.
The Exhibitor shall insure, indemnify and hold the Organisers harmless in respect of all costs, claims, demands and expenses to which the Organisers may in any way be subject as a result of any loss or injury arising to any person howsoever caused as the result of any act of default of the Exhibitor, his servants, agents, contractors or invitees. If the Organisers so demand, the Exhibitor shall provide proof to the Organisers that the Exhibitor has adequate insurance cover.
The Organisers shall not in any event be held responsible for any restrictions or conditions which prevent the construction, erection, completion, alteration or dismantling of stands or for the entry, sitting or removal of exhibits, or for the failure of any of the services normally provided by the venue or for the cancellation or part-time opening of the Exhibition either as a whole or in part or for the amendments or alterations to all or any of the Rules and Regulations caused by circumstances not under their control. Exhibitors should arrange insurance cover for the above and other as required.
Exhibitors are requested to leave the exhibition venue in a reasonable condition. Any damage caused to an exhibition venue by an Exhibitor shall be the responsibility of that Exhibitor and they shall be responsible for any charges levied by the owner of the venue for any repairs.
Damage to Premises
The Organisers have the right to charge the Exhibitor for damage to premises caused by the Exhibitor, his staff or contractors. Exhibitors should satisfy themselves as to the condition of their site before the build up commences, any damage found should be reported to the Organisers.