The terms and conditions of the PPME exhibition are outlined below. Should you require any further clarification please do not hesitate to contact us.
The person, firm or organisation represented by the signatory on the Contract to Exhibit booking form and including all employees or agents will be hereinafter referred to as the Exhibitor.
In order to reserve stand space, a non-refundable deposit as set forth on the front of this contract is required. Once Exhibitor's Contract to Exhibit booking form has been received and the exhibit space has been allocated, Exhibitor is contracted to the exhibit space. The Exhibitor, by giving notice of intention in writing, may cancel from the Exhibition, provided that the Exhibitor shall be liable for and Findlay Media (a Mark Allen Group company) shall be entitled to collect and/or retain any sums relating to that part of the Exhibition fees which have already fallen due for payment as stated on the front of this contract at the date such notice of cancellation is received by Findlay Media.
Exhibitor must have paid in full before Exhibitor will be permitted to install its display. The actual occupancy of the space taken by Exhibitor is of the essence of this License. If Exhibitor does not occupy such space, Findlay Media is authorised to occupy such space or to cause such space to be occupied as Findlay Media deems in its absolute discretion without in any way releasing Exhibitor from any liability hereunder. No firm or organisation not assigned Exhibit Space will be permitted to solicit business within the Exhibit Areas. Additionally, Findlay Media reserves the right to relocate Exhibitor to space other than that initially assigned to maintain overall event objectives as determined solely by Findlay Media.
Exhibits will be limited to those parties offering materials, products, or services of specific interest to registrants or compatible with the general character and objectives of the Show, as determined by Findlay Media. Findlay Media reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any exhibit or product for display. Exhibitor's representatives and distributors must list their participating principals as the Exhibitors of record. Only the sign of Exhibitor may be placed on the stand or in the printed list of Exhibitors of the Exhibition. No exhibits or advertising will be allowed to extend beyond the space allotted to Exhibitor, or above the back and side rails of such space.
If Exhibitor's stand is not occupied by the start time stipulated, such space may be possessed by Findlay Media for any purpose it may see fit. If Exhibitor breaches any of its obligations or covenants under this License, including without limitation any Exhibition rule or regulation, Findlay Media may, without notice, terminate this License. In the event of such termination, Findlay Media may thereupon direct Exhibitor forthwith to remove its employees, agents or servants, and all of its articles of merchandise and other personal property from the space licensed and from the Exhibition Hall. In addition, Findlay Media shall have the right to collect from Exhibitor on demand the full amount of the fees payable to Findlay Media as of the date of termination, as well as the right to pursue any other remedy afforded it by law or in equity.
Exhibitor shall not sub-license, assign or otherwise permit any person to occupy Exhibitor's stand, or any part thereof, or use the stand for the exhibition of anything not specified in this License. Exhibitor may not exhibit, offer for sale, give as a premium, or advertise articles not manufactured or sold in its own name, except where such articles are required for the proper demonstration or operation of Exhibitor's display, in which case identification of such articles shall be limited to the regular nameplate, imprint, or other identification which in standard practice appears normally on them. Exhibitor may not permit non-exhibiting companies' representatives to conduct business in its stand. Exhibits must solely be used for the purpose of promoting Exhibitor's products or services and shall not be used for other business purposes. Rulings of the Findlay Media in its absolute discretion shall in all instances be final with regard to use of any exhibit space.
Findlay Media shall have full discretion and authority in the placement, arrangement, and appearance of all items displayed by Exhibitor, and may require the replacing, rearrangement, or redecorating of any item or of any stand, and no liability shall attach to Findlay Media for costs that Exhibitor may incur thereby. An Exhibitor building special background or side dividers must make certain that the surfaces of such dividers are finished so as not to be unsightly to Exhibitors in adjoining stands (no logos, no graphics). If such surfaces remain unfinished at 7:00 p.m. of the day before the opening day of the Exhibition, Findlay Media shall authorise the official decorator to effect the necessary finishing, and Exhibitor must pay all charges involved thereby.
In addition, if Exhibitor has not started setting up any of its displays by 3:00 p.m. of the day before the opening day of the Exhibition, Findlay Media reserves the right to have such displays installed at Exhibitor's expense. All exhibits shall be ready by the opening hour of the Exhibition. Any expense incurred from reconfiguring exhibits to adhere to Findlay Media guidelines will be the responsibility of the Exhibitor.
Any demonstration or activity that results in obstruction of aisles or prevents ready access to nearby Exhibitors' stands shall be suspended for any periods specified by Findlay Media.
Stand representatives shall be restricted to Exhibitor's employees and their authorised representatives. All stands must be staffed by Exhibitor during all hours the show is open.
Retail sales are absolutely prohibited during the Exhibition. Infraction of this rule will result in Exhibitor's stand being repossessed by Findlay Media. Subject to the foregoing, the distribution of samples, souvenirs, publications, etc. or other sales or sales promotion activities must be conducted by Exhibitor only from within its stand. The distribution of any articles that interfere with the activities of, or obstructs access to, neighbouring stands, or that obstructs aisles, is prohibited. No article containing any product other than the product or materials made or processed or used by Exhibitor in its product or service may be distributed except by written permission of Findlay Media. In no event shall Exhibitor use its stand to promote any other exhibition or conference. Exhibitor shall conduct and operate its exhibit so as not to annoy, endanger or interfere with the rights of other exhibitors and visitors. Any practice resulting in complaints from any other exhibitor or any visitor which, in the opinion of Findlay Media, interferes with the right of others or exposes them to annoyance or danger, may in its absolute discretion be prohibited by Findlay Media.
Findlay Media reserves the right to determine whether the character and/or attire of stand personnel is acceptable and in keeping with the best interests of other exhibitors and the Exhibition.
Admission is open to adults affiliated with the industry served by the Exhibition. No person under 18 years of age will be permitted on the Exhibition floor at any time, regardless of affiliation or circumstances. Proof of age will be required. No children and no infants are allowed. No exceptions. Findlay Media shall have sole control over admission policies at all times.
Exhibitor is liable for any damage it causes to building floors, walls or columns, or to standard stand equipment, or to other exhibitors' property. Exhibitor may not apply paint, lacquer, adhesives, or other coating to building columns and floors or to standard stand equipment.
Exhibitor is advised to see that its regular company insurance includes extraterritorial coverage, and that it has its own theft, public liability, and property damage insurance.
Findlay Media shall not be responsible for loss of or damage to displays or goods belonging to Exhibitor for any reason whatsoever. All such items brought to the Exhibition are displayed at Exhibitor's own risk, and should be safeguarded at all times. Findlay Media will provide the security services during the period of installation, show, and dismantling, and Exhibitor agrees that the provision of such services constitutes adequate discharge of all obligations of Findlay Media to supervise and protect Exhibitor's property with the Exhibition. Exhibitor may furnish additional guards at its own expense through the official security provider. If its exhibit fails to arrive, Exhibitor is nevertheless responsible for the full Exhibit Space cost. Exhibitor is advised to insure against these risks.
All wiring on displays or display fixtures must conform to the applicable standards established by various governmental agencies and standard fire inspection ordinances and Underwriters' Rules. All display wiring must exhibit the seal and/or such other seals of official approving agencies as may be required at the site of the Exhibition.
Exhibitor is charged with knowledge of all laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to health, fire prevention, and public safety while participating in the Exhibition. All applicable fire and safety laws and regulations must be strictly observed by Exhibitor. Cloth decorations must be flameproof. Smoking in exhibits is forbidden. Crowding will be restricted and aisles and fire exits must not be blocked by exhibits.
Exhibitor acknowledges that any live or recorded performances of music by or on behalf of Exhibitor at the Exhibition must be licensed from the appropriate copyright owner or its agent. Exhibitor warrants to Findlay Media that it will take full responsibility for obtaining any necessary licenses to play or perform such music and agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Findlay Media from any damages or expenses incurred by Findlay Media due to Exhibitor's use or authorisation of use of such music.
Exhibitor agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Findlay Media harmless from and against all losses, damages and costs (including legal fees, expenses and related charges) arising out of or related to claims of infringement against Exhibitor or Findlay Media of the trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights of any third party.
Exhibitor is allowed to photograph its exhibit only. The photographic rights for the Exhibition are reserved to Show Findlay Media.
Operation of separate rooms, areas or hotel suites for sales or entertainment purposes is strictly prohibited during the open hours of the Exhibition. Further, Exhibitor expressly agrees that it will not, nor will its employees or representatives, conduct official Exhibitor functions in hotel or private rooms during business hours of the Exhibition.
Mechanical or electrical devices which produce sound must be operated so as not to disturb other exhibitors. Findlay Media reserves the right to determine the placement and acceptable sound level of all such devices.
Findlay Media will maintain the cleanliness of all aisles. Exhibitor must, at its own expense, keep exhibits clean and in good order. All exhibits must remain fully intact until the Exhibition has officially ended. Disturbing or tearing down an exhibit prior to the official closing hour of the Exhibition can result in a refusal by Findlay Media to accept or process exhibit space applications for subsequent exhibitions. Exhibits must be removed from the building by the time specified in the Exhibitors' Services Manual. If Exhibitor fails to remove its exhibit in the allotted time, Findlay Media reserves the right, at Exhibitor's expense, to ship the exhibit through a carrier of Findlay Media's choosing or to place the exhibit in a storage warehouse without any liability to Findlay Media.
If the premises in which the Exhibition is or is to be conducted shall become, at the absolute discretion of Findlay Media, unfit for occupancy, or if the holding of the Exhibition or the performance of Findlay Media under the License, of which these rules and regulations are a part, are substantially or materially interfered with by virtue of any cause or causes not reasonably within the control of Findlay Media, this License and/or the Exhibition may be terminated by Findlay Media. Findlay Media shall not be responsible for delays, damage, loss, increased costs or other adverse conditions arising by virtue of cause or causes not reasonably within the control of Findlay Media. If Findlay Media terminates this License and/or the Exhibition as aforesaid, then Findlay Media may retain such part of Exhibitor's License fee as shall be required to recompense it for expenses incurred up to the time such contingency shall have occurred and there shall be no further liability on the part of either party. For purposes hereof the phrase “cause or causes not reasonably with the control of Findlay Media" shall include, but not be limited to: fire; flood; epidemic; explosion or accident; blockage embargo; inclement weather; governmental restraints; riot or civil disturbance; or acts of God.
Exhibitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Findlay Media and the sponsor, owner, exhibition hall facility, and each of their respective officers, agents and employees, against all claims, losses, suits, damages, judgments, expenses, costs (including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees), and charges of every kind arising out of or resulting from its execution of this License Agreement or its occupancy of the space herein contracted for by reason of personal injuries, death, property damages or any other cause sustained by any persons or others including Exhibitor, its agents, employees and invitees. Exhibitor agrees that Findlay Media shall not be liable in the event of any errors or omissions in Exhibitor's Official Directory listings or in any promotional material. Findlay Media makes no representations or warranties with respect to the number of Exhibition attendees or the demographic nature of such attendees.
This License Agreement contains the entire agreement between Findlay Media and Exhibitor and supersedes all prior agreements or understandings of any kind, whether written or oral. Any modification or waiver of any provision of this License Agreement must be in writing signed by a duly authorised representative of the party against whom enforcement of any waiver or modification is sought. If any provision of this License Agreement is held invalid, prohibited or unenforceable for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.
Findlay Media reserves the right to make such changes and/or additions to these regulations as considered advisable for the proper conduct of the Exhibition, with the provision that all exhibitors will be advised of any such changes. Any matters not specifically covered herein are subject to the absolute discretion of Findlay Media.