IPC APEX EXPO

Display Regulations

Please be sure to review all of the display regulations before proceeding with the design of your exhibit and be sure to share this information with your exhibit house to ensure your booth is compliant - variances will not be granted for any booth regardless of circumstances. 

All curtains, drapes, decorations and decorative or construction materials are to be non-combustible or flame retardant. 

Any portion of the exhibitor's booth, including signs and graphics, must have the back side finished, and must not carry identification or other copy that would detract from the adjoining exhibit.  All unfinished sides are to be covered at exhibitor's expense so as to not appear unsightly. The exhibit shall not obstruct the view of adjoining exhibits nor be operated in any manner objectionable to other exhibitors. All lighting within the exhibit must be arranged and operated so as not to be distracting to adjacent exhibits.

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 affects that may occur in the exhibit hall when freight doors are open. 

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. 

Please be sure to also review the Exhibit Construction Regulations and the Fire Regulations/Laws of the Contract General Rules & Regulations

In-Line Booth

An in-line booth is defined as one or more standard units in a straight line (minimum 100 feet)

Height
Exhibit fixtures, components and identification signs are permitted to a maximum height of 8'3" (2.5m).

Set Back
All display fixtures over 4'0" (1.22m) in height and placed within 10 lineal feat (3.05m) of an adjoining exhibit must be confined to that area of the exhibit space which is at least 5'0" (1.52m) from the aisle line. The set-back rule is waived for machinery display.

Hanging Signs
Hanging signs are not permitted over in-line booth configurations. 

Perimeter Booth

A perimeter booth is an in-line booth located on the outer perimeter wall of the exhibit floor

Height
Exhibit fixtures, components and identification signs are permitted to a maximum height of 12'0" (3.66m).

Set Back
All display fixtures over 4'0" (1.22m) in height and placed within 10 lineal feat (3.05m) of an adjoining exhibit must be confined to that area of the exhibit space which is at least 5'0" (1.52m) from the aisle line. (See above for diagram). The set back rule is waived for machinery displays. 

Hanging Signs
Hanging signs are not permitted over in-line booth configurations. 

Island Booth

An island booth is exhibit space 400 square feet or greater, with aisles on all four sides.

Height
Exhibit fixtures, components and identification signs are permitted to a maximum height of 20'0" (6.096m).

Set Back
Because an island booth is automatically separated by the width of an aisle from all neighboring exhibits, there is no set back regulation.

Hanging Signs
Hanging signs are permitted over island booth configurations. Hanging signs are considered a part of the overall display, and are limited by the height restrictions for this booth type.   Hanging signs for island booths are limited to 20', measured from the top of the sign to the floor.

Peninsula Booth

A peninsula booth is exhibit space 400 square feet or greater (minimum of 20' in length and depth), with aisles on three sides, which backs another peninsula booth.

Height
Exhibit fixtures, components and identification signs are permitted to a maximum height of 16'0" (4.88m).

Set Back 
Because a peninsula booth is automatically separated by the width of an aisle from adjacent exhibits, there is no set back regulation.

Hanging Signs
Hanging signs are permitted over peninsula booth configurations. Hanging signs are considered a part of the overall display, and are limited by the height restrictions for this booth type.  The height restriction for hanging signs for peninsula booths are limited to 16', measured from the top of the sign to the floor.

Two-Story Booth

A two-story booth is an island configuration with one or more display levels with aisles on four sides. Multi-level peninsula booths are not permitted.

Height
Exhibit fixtures, components and identification signs are permitted to a maximum height of 20'0" (6.096m), including the height of any individuals standing on the upper level.

Set Back
Because an island booth is automatically separated by the width of an aisle from all neighboring exhibits, full use of the floor plan is permitted.

Structural Integrity
Four copies of any multilevel exhibit must be submitted to the Fire Marshal 60 days prior to installation.  The plans must be sealed and certified by a licensed structural engineer or architect.  Floor plan must also be available on-site.  The upper deck of a multilevel exhibitor over 300 square feet must have no less than two remote means of egress.

Canopies and Ceilings

A canopy or ceiling is an exhibit component supported over an exhibit space for decoration or privacy.

Height
Canopies, false ceilings, umbrellas and any enclosures are permitted to a height that corresponds to the height regulation for the appropriate exhibit configuration of which they are a part. For example, canopies will not exceed 8'3" (2.5m) in height in an in-line booth configuration. Furthermore, the canopy or false ceiling will not exceed 1'0" (30cm) in depth and cannot be used for identification or display purposes.

Depth
Canopies may extend out to the aisle line and up to the booth line on either side of an exhibitor's space provided that the support structure will not exceed 3" (7.62cm) in width when placed within 10 lineal feet (3.05m) of an adjoining exhibit and not confined to that area of the exhibit space which is at least 5'0" (1.52m) from the aisle line. Furthermore, canopies, false ceilings, umbrellas or enclosures cannot be used for identification or display purposes.

Occupancy
Exhibit booths with enclosures must ensure visible notification of maximum occupancy is posted outside of enclosure.