If you are a small developer like ourselves, you won’t have much time to waste, so here are some pieces of advice on how to go through the Exhibitor’s Manual quicker:
* There’s a lot of advertising inside the manual. Things that you probably can’t afford, hotels, catering, models, … remove all those pages.
* They have a few pages 3 or 4 with the most important deadlines print that out and put it on your wall. Mark the dates that affect you.
* If you are small and you are not going to be sending your booth abroad and have them to set it up for you, remove all those pages too.
* There’s a lot of pages also regarding to the use of cranes, hanging sings on the ceiling, use of drones, fake weapons… take them out!
* Remove all “blank” and “title pages” as well.
After doing that, you should have a quite manageable manual on your hands. Now, what’s important and shouldn’t be removed.
* You need insurance. So do that first. It’s not costly, about $60 to $70.
* You’ll need somewhere to plug your computers and devices. Calculate the power you need, this website is useful:
* After you have calculated your power consumption and needs, check the GES order page, it’s really easy to figure out. You just need to mark where you want the plug to be. REMEMBER: you can’t have cables in the middle of your booth unless you hire a special service where they cover it with carpet. So your cables should go along the wall at the back.
* Get the parking if you have to carry a lot of stuff in and out of the show during the events. We paid like $20 a day for a parking that was literally a short walk from our booth. That parking is first to arrive first to park so keep that in mind.
* There’s a rule that you can only build your own stand if you are able to carry all the materials yourself (one person) and assemble it in less than 30 minutes without tools. But we found out that everybody it’s quite busy… so you can bend that rule a little bit (I haven’t told you this)
This is all from know. If you have questions ask them!