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RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH FOREX TRADING

Trading foreign currencies can be a challenging and potentially profitable opportunity for investors. However, before deciding to participate in the Forex market, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. Most importantly, do not invest money you cannot afford to lose. There is considerable exposure to risk in any foreign exchange transaction. Any transaction involving currencies involves risks including, but not limited to, the potential for changing political and/or economic conditions that may substantially affect the price or liquidity of a currency. Investments in foreign exchange speculation may also be susceptible to sharp rises and falls as the relevant market values fluctuate. The leveraged nature of Forex trading means that any market movement will have an equally proportional effect on your deposited funds. This may work against you as well as for you. Not only may investors get back less than they invested, but in the case of higher risk strategies, investors may lose the entirety of their investment. It is for this reason that when speculating in such markets it is advisable to use only risk capital.

 

Risk Disclaimer for Forex Trading

Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to invest in foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.

 

Benefits and Risks of Leverage

Leverage allows traders the ability to enter into a position worth many times the account value with a relatively small amount of money. This leverage can work with you as well as against you. Even though the Forex market offers traders the ability to use a high degree of leverage, trading with high leverage may increase the losses suffered. Please use caution when using leverage in trading or investing.

 

Hypothetical Results Disclaimer

THE RESULTS FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE ARE BASED ON SIMULATED OR HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS THAT HAVE CERTAIN INHERENT LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE THE RESULTS SHOWN IN AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, THESE RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, BECAUSE THESE TRADES HAVE NOT ACTUALLY BEEN EXECUTED, THESE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR OVER-COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED OR HYPOTHETICAL TRADING PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THESE BEING SHOWN.

The information that may be presented is based on simulated trading using systems and education developed exclusively by MTI. Simulated results do not represent actual trading. Please note that simulated trading results may or may not have been back-tested for accuracy and that spreads/commissions are not taken into account when preparing hypothetical results.

No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those that may be shown. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Individual results vary and no representation is made that clients will or are likely to achieve profits or incur losses comparable to those that may be shown.

World Device Expo regulations guided by World Expo Solutions

Official Service Contractors

To ensure the continuation of a smooth installation, dismantling and operation during the Exhibition, Official Contractors have been appointed. Although full-time employees of Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors, other than the Official Contractors, may be authorized to gain access to exhibition areas, Exhibitors are urged to obtain required labor and services from WES (World Expo Solutions, subsidiary of Saqs Investment ) Official Contractors. Complete details of Official Contractors are provided within the Exhibitor Services Manual.

 

Hanging Signs & Graphics Guidelines

Hanging signs are permitted in peninsula and walk-thru booths with dimensions of 20’x30’ (600’) or larger, and island booths with dimensions of 20’x20’ (400’) or larger.

 

Hanging signs are NOT permitted in standard/linear booths; and peninsula, split island, and walk thru booths with dimensions less than 20’x30’ (600’).

 

The maximum allowable height for hanging signs is 25’ measured from the floor to the top of the sign, no exceptions. If trusses needed for lighting of the sign are required to go higher than 25’, Exhibitor must get authorization from WES.

 

Certain physical limitations of exhibit facility may prohibit the maximum 5 m allowable height. Exhibitors should refer to the floor plan for specific height limitations. The maximum allowable height of hanging signs is also dependent on the ceiling load limits.

 

Exhibitors are responsible for notifying WES and/or Decorator if they are planning on hanging signs in their exhibit booth design. Exhibitors must send this written notification. If written notification is not received, WES and/or Decorator cannot guarantee the hanging of the sign or graphic. Exhibitors will not be granted an extension to the published move-in schedule for delays caused by the installation of hanging signs or graphics.

 

Any lighting associated with a hanging sign must be integral to the sign and no spotlighting is allowed. All lighting of signs must be within the perimeter of the booth dimensions and cannot extend into the aisles or be attached to the building outside the confines of the booth.

 

All sides of hanging signs and graphics must be covered or finished in such a manner as not to detract from those booths behind it. All hanging signs and graphics, regardless of size, should be constructed of lightweight flameproof materials.

 

Any signage extending higher than the external booth wall and visible to those viewing booths in the aisles behind it must remain stationary with the rear of the sign covered and/or finished in such a manner as not to detract from those booths behind it. All materials must be contained within the contracted booth space.

 

Any double-sided or unfinished graphics in a split-island (peninsula) or walk-through booth must be set back 3 m from the common wall.

 

Facility regulations state that no signs will be allowed to hang from any electrical fixtures, raceways, water/gas/air/fire protection piping, supports or hangers. Permanent facility graphics, signs or displays may not be blocked in any manner.

 

All overhead hanging signs must be assembled, installed, removed and disassembled by Decorator. Exhibitors, display companies and/or I&D representatives may supervise their respective rigging activities, but will not be allowed to assemble/disassemble or install/remove rigging.

 

All rigging must conform to show rules, regulations and exhibit facility limitations. Hanging anchor points must be pre-fabricated and ready to use. If any hang point supports over 250 pounds, Exhibitor must notify Decorator immediately for special authorization.

 

For hanging signs and graphics, other than banners, Exhibitor must submit a blueprint or drawing to Decorator with detailed information in order for hanging anchor points to be determined. Electrical signs must be in working order and in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Electrical Service requirements must be ordered in advance through the Official Electrical Contractor.

 

Exhibitor is responsible for providing Decorator with a placement diagram of the hanging sign including the number of feet from each side of the exhibit space that the sign is to be placed. The ceiling structure and relation to the support beams may require Exhibitor’s sign to be moved from the requested location.

 

Exhibitor is also responsible for providing Decorator with the type of sign (cloth, metal, wood, other), shape (square, triangle, rectangle, other), size (height, length, width), and weight.

 

Overhead hanging signs are to be sent in separate containers directly to Decorator. All containers must arrive no later than one week prior to the first Exhibitor move-in day. Should an Exhibitor not arrange for an advance shipment of the hanging signs, Exhibitor must notify Decorator. If these procedures are not followed, WES and Decorator cannot guarantee the hanging of the sign. Exhibitors will not be granted an extension to the published move-in schedule for the delays caused by the installation of hanging signs.

All hanging signs are subject to WES inspection and may require on-site modification.

 

Build up and Breakdown

Construction

No open-toe shoes are permitted on the exhibit floor during move-in and move-out.

 

Designated “NO FREIGHT” aisles must be maintained clear of crates and exhibit materials during move-in and move-out. These aisles are required for emergency access throughout the exhibit areas and to expedite freight and empty crate moving.

 

All exhibit displays should be designed and erected in a manner that will withstand normal contact or vibration caused by neighboring Exhibitors, hall laborers or installation/dismantling equipment such as forklifts. Displays should also be able to withstand moderate wind effects that may occur in the exhibit hall when freight doors are open. Exhibitors should refer to local building codes that regulate temporary structures.

 

The penetration of floors, walls, ceilings, or trim will not be permitted; neither may any holes be drilled in any portion of the facility. Displays must be freestanding and not rely on any part of the exhibit facility other than the floor for support.

 

Exhibitors should ensure that any display fixtures such as tables, racks or shelves are designed and installed properly to support the product or marketing materials to be displayed upon them.

 

Electrical

Column or wall outlets may not be used in the facility for direct connection by anyone other than employees of the Official Electrical Contractor.

 

Exhibitors are strictly prohibited from installing their own electrical wiring. All electrical, water, gas, etc. connections must be handled by the Official Electrical Contractor. Should any electrical work be located that was not installed by the Official Electrical Contractor, WES Show Management will have the wiring disconnected and removed at the Exhibitor’s expense. No exceptions are permitted.

 

If an Exhibitor (or their EAC) ignores a verbal/written warning by WES Show Management with a repeated offense, the contracted Exhibitor will lose five (5) priority points, if applicable. If Exhibitor (or their EAC) is cited for more than 2 offenses, Exhibitor will forfeit thirty (30) priority points, if applicable. Contracted Exhibitors are responsible for the actions of their co-Exhibitors and their EACs.

PLEASE NOTE: Midland Center requires the use of 14 gauge electric wire, or greater, with grounded conducting cable. The use of flat cables is recommended within booths.

 

Decorating

Any portion of a display that extends above or beyond that of the booth adjoining to the rear or side must be finished with paint or drape at the Exhibitor’s expense. Any portion of an Exhibitor’s booth facing an aisle must be finished.

 

BOOTH DRAPING (MASKING): WES regulations require covering (finished and/or draping) on the open side of the booth in a corner location, if materials are stored behind the display or if grid work and/or electrical cords are exposed to public viewing. Exposed parts of displays (including backs) must be completely finished so that they are not objectionable to other Exhibitors, delegates or WES Management and are in keeping with the professional appearance on the exhibition floor. Any booth draping (masking) required for either or both sides (or back) of a booth by the end of Move-in on the Saturday before opening day of the Event will be ordered from the official contractor at the expense of the Exhibitor.

 

Drip pans and scrap buckets should be provided for operating machinery to prevent lubricants, paints, etc., from staining the floor causing a slippage hazard.

 

Exhibitors are liable for any damage they cause (or third party authorized by them) to the walls, floors, columns, doors, windows, etc., during the installation, operating and dismantling of their exhibits.

 

Lighting

Exhibitors must adhere to the following suggested minimum guidelines when determining booth lighting:

 

No lighting, fixtures, lighting tresses, or overhead lighting are allowed outside the boundaries of the exhibit space. Exhibitors intending to use hanging light systems must submit drawings to exhibition management for approval.

 

Any lighting associated with a hanging sign must be integral to the sign and no spotlighting is allowed. All lighting of signs must be within the perimeter of the booth dimensions and cannot extend into the aisles or be attached to the building outside the confines of the booth.

Lighting, including gobos, must be directed to the inner confines of the booth space. Lighting should not project onto other exhibits or exhibition aisles.

 

Lighting which is potentially harmful, such as lasers or ultraviolet lighting, must comply with facility rules and be approved in writing by exhibition management.

 

Lighting that spins, rotates, pulsates, and other specialized lighting effects must be in good taste and not interfere with neighboring Exhibitors or otherwise detract from the general atmosphere of the event.

 

Currently some convention facilities are not allowing quartz halogen lighting fixtures in exhibits due to potential fire hazards. Check with exhibition management.

 

Reduced lighting for theater areas must be approved by the exhibition organizer, the utility provider, and the exhibit facility.

 

Carpeting

The use of carpeting or other professional floor covering is required by each Exhibitor, if the exhibition hall is not carpeted. These floor coverings must not be sealed to the floors in such a manner as to injure the floor or be so installed as to be a hazard to public safety or as to endanger the public. Exhibitors are responsible for the final condition of the floor in their space. The edges of raised flooring may be inclined, providing the slope is gradual and gentle. Exhibitors are urged to simplify access for disabled persons by providing a ramp of at least 3.5 feet wide set in place at right angles to the aisle in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). See Section 5.5

 

If an exhibitor sets his booth without floor covering, carpet will be ordered at the exhibitor’s expense.

 

Installation/Dismantle Schedule

Exhibitors must comply with the published installation and dismantling schedules and procedures as outlined in the Exhibitor Services Manual. Requests for alterations to these schedules must be submitted to WES in writing for approval.

 

After Hours Work Permits

WES recognizes that, in critical situations, it may be necessary for an Exhibitor to work beyond the published installation and dismantle scheduled hours. Authorization to work late will be based on the type of work to be done, and the number of people needing access to the Exhibit Hall. Exhibitors should obtain approval from WES Exhibit Management. For authorization to work late, you must be able to demonstrate that construction of your exhibit cannot be completed during scheduled hours. For safety and security reasons, work late authorizations will be granted only when conditions impact a company’s ability to complete construction of their exhibit.

 

Unattended Freight

Exhibitor or its EAC is encouraged to remain with their freight during move-out until it is picked up from the exhibit hall by the Official Freight Contractor. Show Management is not responsible for loss of unattended freight. Additional security may be hired at Exhibitor’s expense.

 

Booth Inspection Deadline (No-Show Ruling)

The installation of all exhibits must be complete by , Wednesday 5 june 2019 at 1600 hours. No installation will be allowed after 1600 hours without written approval by WES Show Management. Approval of late installation requests is solely at the discretion of WES Show Management and must be in writing.

 

Exhibitors must submit written notification for installations that will not begin until after Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 1600 hours, for WES Show Management approval. Approval of late installation requests is at the discretion of WES.

 

Should an exhibit space remain vacant after Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 1600 hours and arrangements for exhibit services (carpet, electricity, freight delivery, etc.) have been ordered and verified, WES will assume the Exhibitor will be late, but will arrive.

 

Should an exhibit space remain vacant after Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 1600 hours, with no arrangements for exhibit services ordered, and WES has not been notified of a Saturday afternoon installation, WES will assume the Exhibitor will NOT be exhibiting and will make this area into a carpeted lounge or attempt to resell it. WES also reserves the right to resell the cancelled space and the contract will become null and void. (Should an Exhibitor arrive after these steps have been taken, the Exhibitor will be responsible for costs incurred by WES). There will be no refunds due to an Exhibitor who fails to utilize its contracted space and the Exhibitor will remain responsible for any outstanding balances due.

 

Early Tear Down

Should an Exhibitor begin to dismantle or vacate its exhibit space before the official close of the show, the Exhibitor will be penalized five (5) points, from their priority point total, if applicable and/or be subject to loss of their right to participate in future WES events. Floor managers/Exhibit Manager will report the names of companies in violation of this rule to Show Management. Emails will be sent post-show informing Exhibitors of their penalty.

Exhibitors are responsible for notifying their booth personnel of this regulation. In fairness to all Exhibitors, this regulation will be uniformly enforced to all WES Exhibitors.

 

Health and Safety

General Safety Procedures

 

No open-toe shoes are permitted on the exhibit floor during move-in and move-out.

 

The use of bicycles, roller skates, roller blades and/or motorized or manually operated scooters (including Segway’s) is strictly prohibited in the exhibit areas at all times by any Exhibitor or Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC). Only current ADA approved equipment will be authorized.

 

Alcohol

 

Consumption of Alcohol

SPE recognizes the legitimate serving of alcoholic beverages in the process of conducting business and social activities. We also recognize that the use and consumption of alcohol carries with it the requirement for exhibitors to serve alcoholic beverages responsibly and in keeping with our professional code of ethics and conduct. We strongly oppose the abuse and misuse of alcohol.

 

Fire and Safety Procedures

 

Aisles

Designated “NO FREIGHT” aisles must be maintained clear of crates and exhibit materials during move-in and move-out. These aisles are required for emergency access throughout the exhibit areas and to expedite freight and empty crate moving.

 

Equipment must be arranged so that show visitors do not block the aisle while examining equipment or watching demonstrations. Strolling entertainment or moving advertisements outside of Exhibitor’s exhibit space is prohibited. Normal aisle traffic cannot be blocked at any time. Should TV/plasma/LCD screens placed on the outside walls or outer edge of an exhibit result in blockage of traffic, show management reserves the right to ask that the screen in question be turned off.

 

No Exhibitor shall in any manner obstruct an exit, aisle, restroom or easement at any time. In all cases, exits and fire connections must be clearly identifiable. The Fire Marshal shall have the final ruling on this matter.

 

Drip pans and scrap buckets should be provided for operating machinery to prevent lubricants, paints, etc., from staining the floor causing a slippage hazard.

 

Fire Regulations

The regulations of the city Fire Department must be followed, and all exhibits may be subject to Fire Department inspection.

 

All decorative materials including drapes, signs, banners, acoustical treatments, table coverings, etc., must be noncombustible or effectively treated with an approved fire retardant chemical.

 

All canopies, ceilings, or other overhead construction for booths or exhibits must be of non- combustible materials.

 

Display and/or operation of any heavy equipment must be subject to the floor loading limits of the exhibit area.

 

Any special effects, decorations, displays, or operating equipment of any kind of questionable nature must be approved before being installed.

 

The use of any flammable liquids, gases or solids and the use of compressed gases are not permitted.

 

Heat-producing appliances employing open flames, high heat, lighting effects, etc., as part of an exhibit shall not be operated unless special approval has been obtained.

 

All operating electrical, plumbing and heating devices shall be installed in compliance with the requirements of the City Municipal Code. The required permits shall be obtained before such installations are made, and all installations shall meet with the approval of the inspecting authority.

 

Fire hose reels and cabinets must be readily accessible and cannot be obstructed in any manner whatsoever.

 

STORAGE: Fire regulations in most exhibit facilities prohibit storing product, literature, empty packing containers or packing materials behind back drapes or under draped tables. In most cases, however, Exhibitors may store a limited supply of literature or product appropriately within the booth area, as long as these items do not impede access to utility services, create a safety problem or look unsightly.

Indoor Display of Vehicles

The indoor exhibiting of motorized vehicles or other equipment involving the use of flammable liquids shall be subject to specific regulations. Gas tanks must not contain more than ¼ tank of fuel and must be sealed, locked, and all battery cables must be disconnected. Ignition keys must be removed and at display location. Exhibitor must notify WES Management at least 72 hours prior to bringing a vehicle on show site.

 

Security

WES will provide appropriate security in order to ensure the safety of its attendees and Exhibitors. WES assumes no responsibility for loss, damage or theft incurred to any exhibit or property of the Exhibitor. WES recommends that Exhibitors consider the benefit of securing individual security guards for the exhibit. Exhibitor booth security may be ordered through the facility. Unauthorized persons will not be permitted to enter or remain in the exhibit areas after closing hours; however, certain authorized persons may have access to the exhibit areas at any time.

 

Accessibility / Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Exhibitor agrees to comply with the laws and regulations set forth for public accommodation by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (“CRPD”) and applicable state and local law. Exhibitor further agrees and warrants that any exhibit booth, display, or other contrivance placed in the exhibit space licensed to Exhibitor by WES shall at all times comply with CRPD and applicable state and local law, including accessibility, usability and configuration. Raised flooring on exhibits must be CRPD compliant by providing proper ramping to accommodate wheelchairs, mobilized scooters, etc. regardless of the size of the exhibit booth. Ramping may not protrude into the aisle. There will be no exceptions or variances on this requirement; government fines may be imposed for non- compliance. Exhibitor further agrees to fully indemnify and hold WES harmless from any and all claims or actions brought against WES as a result of Exhibitor being in violation of the CRPD, its regulations, or applicable state or local law during the period of Exhibitor’s contract, including the amount of any claim or judgment WES is compelled to pay, and the costs, including attorney’s fees incurred by it in defending against all such claims. WES reserves the right to revoke Exhibitor’s contract without penalty if it determines that Exhibitor is in violation of the CRPD or applicable state or local law with respect to any exhibit booth, display or other contrivance placed in the space licensed to Exhibitor.

 

Utilities and Services

Electrical

 

Column or wall outlets may not be used in the facility for direct connection by anyone other than employees of the Official Electrical Contractor.

 

Exhibitors are strictly prohibited from installing their own electrical wiring. All electrical, water, gas, etc. connections must be handled by the Official Electrical Contractor. Should any electrical work be located that was not installed by the Official Electrical Contractor, WES Show Management will have the wiring disconnected and removed at the Exhibitor’s expense. No exceptions are permitted.

 

If an Exhibitor (or their EAC) ignores a verbal/written warning by WES Show Management with a repeated offense, the contracted Exhibitor will lose five (5) priority points, if applicable. If Exhibitor (or their EAC) is cited for more than 2 offenses, Exhibitor will forfeit thirty (30) priority points, if applicable. Contracted Exhibitors are responsible for the actions of their co-Exhibitors and their EACs.

PLEASE NOTE: expo center requires the use of 14 gauge electric wire, or greater, with grounded conducting cable. The use of flat cables is recommended within booths.

 

Catering

Arrangements for all food and beverages must be purchased through the Official Caterer. This regulation pertains both to food and beverage for staff consumption as well as to food and beverage distributed from booth during show hours. Beverages include alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, coffee, bottled water, etc. Exhibitors found in violation of this ruling are subject to corkage fees established by the Official Caterer and/or may lose their right to participate in future WES exhibitions.

 

Cleaning and Waste Disposal

CLEANING AND DISPOSAL OF USED/EXCESS MATERIALS: Each Exhibitor must keep its exhibit clean and properly dispose of all refuse. Exhibitor and their appointed contractors are responsible forth removal of Visqueen covering by the end of move in on Tuesday. All used or leftover materials resulting from delivery, installation and removal activities of the Exhibitor shall be disposed of at the Exhibitor’s expense. Exhibitors are responsible for disposing of the refuse generated during the show hours or must contract with facility to have refuse removed during show hours. Under no circumstances are Exhibitors permitted to dispose of refuse in the aisles prior to or during show hours. In addition, Exhibitors are responsible for the removal and disposal of carpeting, padding, and/or professional flooring, and utilized in their space. Should any of these items remain within the exhibit space after dismantling, these items will be disposed of by Midland Center at the Exhibitor’s expense.

 

Internet

All wireless access points not authorized by facility are prohibited.

Character of Exhibit

WES events is undertaken primarily for the technical education of their members. To provide the best possible atmosphere to discuss the technical application of the equipment and services displayed, each Exhibitor agrees as follows:

 

To exhibit only products, which it manufactures, represents or distributes, which comprise of materials, equipment, apparatus, systems, services and other component products applicable to advancing the engineering and scientific knowledge and development of energy resources and environment.

 

All exhibit displays, images and language are not of a nature that could be considered discriminatory or offensive

 

WES reserves the right to prohibit an exhibit or part of an exhibit, including promotional materials and graphics that in its judgment, could be construed as discriminatory or advocating discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.

 

To ensure that all staff, including demonstrators, hosts/hostesses, entertainers and other employees and personnel adhere to an appropriate standard of dress for a business setting or function, and

 

standard of behavior suitable for a business environment, in the location where the event is taking place

 

Should WES feel that your booth personnel are infringing on cultural or professional standards in terms of dress or behavior, WES reserves the right to caution or eject such personnel from the event.

 

No Exhibitor shall assign, sublet, or apportion the whole or any part of the space allotted, nor exhibit therein, nor permit any other person or party to exhibit therein, any other goods, apparatus, etc., not manufactured or distributed by the Exhibitor in the regular course of business except upon prior written consent of WES Show Management.

 

WES Show Management is sensitive to the time, effort and cost related to the success of the conference by Exhibitors, and therefore, expressly forbids the solicitation of goods and services, distribution of literature, promotional items or souvenirs by anyone other than registered Exhibitors. Anyone observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public areas or in another company’s booth will be asked to leave immediately. Please report any violations you may observe to Show Management.

 

To refrain from the performance of any act that affects a sale of any of the products or services being displayed or that constitutes a necessary step in effecting such sale. The prohibited acts shall include, but are not limited to: (a) the actual sale of products in return for cash, check or other legal tender received at the exhibit; and (b) the execution of contracts or other documents that effect a sale of products or services, whether or not accompanied by receipt of a deposit thereon, for delivery of performance following the Exhibition. Exhibitors may secure names and addresses of persons expressing an interest in the products or services being displayed for the purpose of contacting such person after the Exhibition.

 

All exhibits must be manned by at least one company representative during official Show hours specified by WES. Exhibit space must be maintained in a neat, orderly manner throughout the exhibition, and no dismantling may begin before the official closing hour on the final day of the exhibition. Early tear down will result in the loss of five (5) priority points for your company, if applicable.

 

In deference to fellow Exhibitors and to the professional people who constitute the exhibit audience, Exhibitors are specifically prohibited from employing any carnival type attraction, animal or human, or from operating such noise creating devices as bells, horns, or megaphones. Sound or music within a booth is permitted, but must be controlled to a reasonable level, and must not be projected outside the confines of the exhibit booth and should not disrupt the activities of the neighboring Exhibitors. Exhibitors are responsible for obtaining all necessary licenses and permits to use music, photographs or other copyrighted material in the Exhibitor’s booth or display. Personnel must be appropriately clad and must remain within the Exhibitor’s booth space except when necessarily arriving and leaving the booth or exhibition area.

 

Exhibit displays are subject to inspection by WES and may require modification to meet safety standards. WES reserves the right to remove any exhibit, at the Exhibitor’s expense, if the display does not meet the specifications set forth in the Exhibit Regulations.

 

If an Exhibitor (or their EAC) ignores a verbal/written warning by WES Show Management with a repeated offense, the contracted Exhibitor will lose five (5) priority points, if applicable. If Exhibitor (or their EAC) is cited for more than 2 offenses, Exhibitor will forfeit thirty (30) priority points, if applicable. Contracted Exhibitors are responsible for the actions of their co-Exhibitors and their EACs.

 

WES’s ruling on such matters will be final

 

Good Neighbor Policy

Any Exhibitor using audio/video content in its booth for the purpose of demonstrating equipment or services agrees that such content shall be appropriate for a general audience, and agrees to refrain from using content that may be considered offensive to such an audience. In the event of a complaint from any person regarding the content or noise level by an Exhibitor,

WES will investigate the complaint. Should WES determine the content to be offensive or in excess of appropriate noise levels, Exhibitor agrees to cease using such content or noise making device. Repeated violations of this policy can, at WES’s sole discretion, result in expulsion from the show.

 

Noise

NOISE LEVELS: Mechanical reproduction of sound or music relating to an exhibit, or noise generated by production demonstrations shall be kept at a sufficiently low volume so as not to project beyond the confines of the Exhibitor’s booth and should not disrupt the activities of the neighboring Exhibitors. Speakers and other sound devices should be positioned so as to direct sound into the booth rather than the aisles. Exhibitors employing a band in their booth may not connect them to an amplifying system.

 

WES reserves the right to impose limitation on noise levels and any method of operation, which becomes objectionable. Any sound that consistently exceeds 80 decibels measured at the edge of an Exhibitor’s booth is considered objectionable. However, continuous, monotone sound less than 80 decibels can also be a problem. Show Management reserves the right to determine at what point sound constitutes interference with others and must be discontinued.

 

Should Exhibit Management receive complaints regarding the level of sound, the Exhibitor will be asked to reduce the audible level. If the Exhibitor does not comply and/or the complaints continue, the Exhibitor will be notified that the sound or music performance must be discontinued or may be subject to dismissal from the exhibit floor.

 

Copyright Regulations

Exhibitors shall not display, perform, or otherwise reproduce any Copyrighted Work of another without the express written consent of the copyright owner. The term “Copyrighted Work” includes literary works, musical compositions and performances, phonographs, audiotapes, videotapes, motion pictures, photographs, graphics, and all other works for which Copyright Law affords protection. More specifically, Exhibitor shall not display, perform, or otherwise reproduce, or cause to permit to be displayed, performed, or otherwise reproduced, any copyrighted musical composition or performance of another at the Exhibition without the copyright owner’s express written consent. This includes the reproduction of any radio or television broadcasts, audiotapes, videotapes, and/or motion pictures that include, in whole or in part, the music composition(s) of any other party.

Hospitality Functions

 

Exhibitors hosting off-site hospitality functions are prohibited from holding those activities during official event hours or official events as described below, without prior written approval from WES Management:

 

Insurance

Insurance for fire, public liability and theft must be taken out by each Exhibitor at its own expense. The insurance is to cover the full period of occupancy of the premises by the Exhibitor, its agents and employees.

 

Employment and Midland Center Regulations

Smoking Policy

 

Expo Center is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of Midland Center except in Designated Smoking Areas.

 

Employment of Labor/ Union Jurisdiction

 

Exhibitor shall abide by and observe all federal, state and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations, and all rules and regulations of facility (including any union labor work rules). (Please refer to the Union Labor information provided in the Exhibitor Services Manual.)

 

Age Restrictions To Exhibit Areas

No one under the age of 18 is permitted in the Exhibit Areas during move-in or move-out. No one under the age of 15 is permitted in the Exhibit Areas during official show hours.

 

Parking

Any vehicle parked on the street or in designated no parking zones or designated fire lanes will be towed to a location designated by exhibit facility at the owner’s expense.

 

Photography, Recording and Advertising

Photography/Video/Audio Recording Regulations

WES is organized and operated exclusively to promote and further advance scientific and technical knowledge of offshore resources and environmental matters. To maintain the unparalleled technological experience, WES must enforce a photography and videography policy which will protect the leading-edge technology showcased at the event.

The following guidelines apply for attendees, exhibiting personnel and exhibitor-appointed photographers at the WES events

 

No audio or video recording or still photography may occur without WES’s permission.

 

Attendees, exhibiting personnel and exhibitor-appointed photographers are prohibited from shooting video or photos anywhere in the sessions and the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas. If you see any unauthorized persons who are using cameras of any sort (including camera phones) in the sessions or indoor and outdoor exhibition areas, please contact Exhibit Management.

 

Exhibitors are permitted to shoot video or take photographs under the following guidelines:

 

In their own booth for promotional use at any time the exhibition is open, without seeking WES’s permission.

 

At their company press conference held in the WES press conference room.

 

By using outside photographers and video crews. Outside photographers and video crews are required to obtain permission from WES Press Room to shoot photos or video of the exhibition.

 

Outside photographers and video crews do not qualify for press badges.

 

Exhibitors are responsible for supervising the activities of outside video crews and photographers so that they comply with WES guidelines.

 

Exhibitors are not permitted to shoot anywhere else on the WES exhibition floor or anywhere else throughout the conference.

 

When shooting photography or video in their own booth, no other Exhibitor’s booth may appear in the shot.WES Press Room staff can provide overall shots of the exhibition or other aspects of WES if needed. Please contact the WES press office at media@worldexposolutions.com

 

After-hours photography or video are not permitted without making arrangements in advance with WES exhibit staff.

 

Exhibitors are responsible for all their company personnel and as such are responsible for communicating these Exhibit Regulations as well as all rules to their employees.

 

Exhibitor Staff Penalties for Violating the WES Photography Policy

 

First Warning: Exhibitor staff will receive a verbal warning about the policy from WES Staff. They will receive a notation on their exhibitor badge indicating that they have received an initial verbal warning.

 

WES will also inform the exhibiting company’s primary contact about the incident and the consequences for a second offense.

 

Second Warning: Exhibitor staff badge will be confiscated, and the exhibitor staff person will be escorted off the premises by WES

 

Staff.

 

The exhibiting company will also lose 10% or 100 priority points, whichever is greater, for WES

 

Marketing and Advertising

Samples, souvenirs and advertising material may be distributed by the Exhibitor only from within its booth. Balloons (including helium) and stickers are prohibited in Midland Center. (Handouts with gummed backing that adhere or cause adhesion are considered stickers.) Cost of repair due to damage to the facility caused by stickers obtained from an Exhibitor will be the responsibility of that Exhibitor.

 

DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLICATIONS: Publications/brochures may only be distributed from the Exhibitor’s booth – no distribution is permitted from the aisles of the Exhibition Hall, the registration area, or anywhere in venue nor may publications or brochures be left on the table in the foyer or any conference area. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in the loss of 5 priority points, if applicable, for the exhibiting company. Publication Cubicles may be rented by companies for their industry related publications. Brochures other than those assigned to the company renting the

 

cubicle will be removed and destroyed. This regulation pertains to pre-show as well as during the exhibition.

Solicitation

Exhibitors who have purchased a sponsorship may not distribute their collateral materials to other Exhibitor’s booths. WES is responsible for the production of signage and the distribution of items associated with an Exhibitor’s sponsorship. This regulation applies to pre-show as well as during the exhibition.

 

Market Research and Surveys

Any Exhibitor wishing to conduct market research or surveys during the event must adhere to the following procedures. Surveys and questionnaires must be submitted for approval to the WES Exhibits Manager no later than sixty (60) days prior to the event.

 

All surveys/questionnaires must be conducted within the confines of the Exhibitor’s booth. At no time may exhibit personnel leave their booth to encourage participation or to survey/question attendees.

 

Market research companies must identify the names of the clients for whom they are conducting research. Survey documents and any publication or results may not include the name of the conference or make any reference to the event which might cause respondents or readers to believe that WES is endorsing, approving, or involved with the research. Exhibitors who violate these guidelines may jeopardize their earned priority points and future participation in WES.

 

Registration Lists/Lead Retrieval

Exhibitor understands and agrees that in exchange for its payment, it will receive solely the right to use the exhibit space. The information collected from any purchased registration lists (if applicable) is for the sole use of the company or business organization that collects it. Exhibitor understands and agrees that (i) under the terms of its license, it may not attempt to develop a compilation of attendees and/or other participants of the Event by exchanging any lead information collected at the Event with other attendees, exhibitors and/or other participants at the Event or with third parties not associated with WES and (ii) the compilation of the attendees and/or other participants of the Event is sole property of WES and that WES offers that compilation for sale. Exhibitor agrees that it will not use any lead data collected at the Conference to attempt to develop a compilation of attendees and/or participants that would be competitive to, or could be used in lieu of, the compilation that WES offers for sale.

 

Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors (EAC)

An Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor (EAC) is any person or company other than the designated “official” or “exclusive” contractors that provide a service (supervision, display installation and dismantling, advertising agencies, models, florists, photographers, aquarium supply firms, computer firms, audiovisual firms, etc.) and requires access to the exhibit hall any time during installation or dismantling or show dates.

 

While full-time employees of exhibiting companies may set up their own exhibits, any local services that may be required beyond what your employees can provide must be performed by Union Labor. Please refer to the Union Labor information provided in the Exhibitor Services Manual.

 

Exhibitor Responsibilities

Exhibitors are responsible for advising  WES of their hired EAC’s company name, contact information, and a description of the service(s) the EAC will be providing for the Exhibitor.

 

Exhibiting company must complete and submit the Work Authorization Request Form no later than 3 August 2015. Submittal after this deadline may not allow adequate time to obtain necessary paperwork from the EAC and result in delays on-site.

 

Exhibitors are not permitted to obtain official WES Exhibitor Badges for their appointed EAC personnel. WES Exhibitor Badges are for exhibiting companies only.

 

Exhibitors are ultimately responsible for each of their EAC’s with regards to their services provided, adherence to all WES Exhibit Regulations, union regulations, financial responsibilities for services acquired through WES Official and Exclusive Contractors, and violations and/or damages that may occur.

 

Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor Responsibilities

EAC’s are required to meet specific criteria before they will be permitted access to the exhibition areas. Upon receipt of the Work Authorization Notification Form, WES will provide each EAC with a packet of important information regarding the EAC Program. Each EAC must complete all information and no exceptions to this program will be authorized.

 

Each EAC must complete and return the WES Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor Agreement and submit to WES by 14 August 2015.

 

Each EAC (not exhibiting companies) must submit certificates of insurance for Commercial General Liability Insurance, Business Automobile Liability Insurance and Worker's Compensation Insurance.

Rules and Regulations Governing Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors

EAC’s will be denied access to the exhibit floor without current proof of insurance coverage in all of the above mentioned categories.

 

Any EAC found working on the show floor without WES Management authorization will be escorted from the premises and not allowed back on the exhibit floor.

 

EAC’s will refrain from placing an undue burden on the Official Contractors, especially by not interfering in any way with the Official Contractor’s work.

 

EAC’s will NOT solicit business prior to, during or post show whereby solicitation mentions WES or contains the utilization of the WES logo or artwork in any form or fashion. This action is strictly prohibited.

 

EAC’s will not set up tables on the exhibit floor other than in the space of a client on whose booth they are working. Solicitation from the show floor is prohibited.

 

EAC’s will cooperate fully with WES Show Management and the Official/Exclusive Contractors and will comply with existing union rules and regulations as outlined in the Exhibitor Services Manual.

 

EAC’s may not post signs in their client’s booths, listing all their services. A sign that says simply “Designed By “is allowed with the Exhibitor’s approval, but must be removed at start of show.

 

EACs should ensure that crates are removed prior to 1600 hours Wednesday, 5 June 2019 and that gang boxes, ladders and large equipment are off the floor by 1600 hours Wednesday, 5 June  2019.



Photography and videography are prohibited in the exhibit areas without permission from WES Management. With approval, EACs may photograph only the booth(s) with which they have contractual arrangements. WES Management is not responsible for any lost or stolen EAC equipment or EAC installed equipment.

 

While aisle carpeting is being installed, jockey boxes, ladders and the EAC’s equipment must be removed completely from the exhibit areas, be placed inside the booth being installed, or removed from the exhibit areas.

 

EAC’s are NOT allowed in the exhibit area during installation and dismantling without either an WES- issued wristband or official WES conference badge. WES wristbands and official WES conference badges are non- transferable and must be worn at all times. WES Wristbands are not valid during show days.

 

EAC’s are NOT authorized to have WES Exhibitor badges.

PLEASE NOTE: An exhibitor may utilize all or a combination of any of these three sources (Official Contractors, Full-Time Employees, Exhibitor Appointed Contractors & union labor) for exhibit installation and dismantling; however, only authorized personnel will be granted access to the exhibition area.

 

WES Show Management’s Discretionary Rights

WES Show Management reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold approval or to dismiss from the event, any service contractor whose participation in the event may, in the opinion of WES, lead to strikes, picketing, or other labor action directed at the event, or other disruptions of the event, or other reasonable interference with or inconvenience to the event or any Exhibitors.

 

Failure to meet any one of the above steps could jeopardize the Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor's ability to obtain work authorization.

 

Amendments

Any and all matters and questions not specifically covered by these exhibit regulations shall be subject to the decision of WES and may be amended at any time by WES in the interest of the Exhibition and upon notice thereof shall be binding on the Exhibitors equally with the foregoing in these exhibit regulations.

 

Submittal after this deadline may not allow adequate time to obtain necessary paperwork from the EAC and result in delays on-site

 

Inquiries regarding the WES Exhibit Regulations should be directed to: info@worldexposolutions.com

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