General Information

ATM – Located on the wall outside of Hall A

AV SERVICES – Audio visual services are provided through Atlanta Pro AV. To access the AV options, rates and order form, visit the online Exhibitor AV Order Form here.

AUDIO – If audio is used inside the exhibit booth, all speakers must face into the booth and not into the aisles or into neighboring booths. Any complaints regarding audio will be mentioned two times to the offending exhibitor and on the third complaint, the audio may be pulled for the duration of the show.

BANNERS/SIGNS – All banners and signage must be in accordance with Atlanta Pet Fair booth regulations and use of space guidelines. Flags, pull-ups, banners, etc. may not exceed 8ft in height for all booths except for perimeter booths (against the building walls) which may not exceed 12ft in height.

BOOTHS – The following are included in a booth package: 8’ tall Blue and White back wall*, 3’ tall Blue or White side rails*, one 6’ blue skirted table, two chairs, one wastebasket, and a company ID sign*. If you have a corner booth and would like the side drape removed, you may request this. Please make sure your display stays within the boundary of your booth space. No part of any booth shall project outside of your booth as to obstruct the view of adjacent booths. No booth, display or its contents may exceed height limitations as outlined in the “Use of Space Guidelines” found in the Exhibitor Service Kit. Raw wood, cardboard, or similar materials that are visible to adjacent exhibitors must be covered or painted. Packing, unpacking and assembly of exhibits shall be done only in designated areas and in conformity with directions of Show Management. All materials used in the construction of the booth and all decorative materials within exhibitor booths must be non-combustible or made flame retardant.

*Items not included with island booths.

CAMERA – All camera photographers (still and video) must get exhibitor permission before taking a picture or filming. Anyone who is caught taking pictures or filming without permission will have their camera (including cell phones with cameras) held by Show Management until they leave the exhibit hall.

CANOPIES/AWNINGS-Are not permitted inside the building.

CHILDREN – Children are permitted at Atlanta Pet Fair. Children 16 and older must be registered and badged while on show site. Children 15 and under must always be under adult supervision and will not be permitted on the exhibit hall show floor during exhibitor move-in or move-out hours. Children must be 16 or older and registered to attend seminars. Lost children announcements will not be made.

CONTRACT – Each exhibitor is responsible for understanding and abiding by the terms and conditions on your Application & Contract for Exhibit Space. This application properly executed by Applicant (Exhibitor) shall upon written acceptance by Atlanta Pet Fair / World Pet Association (WPA) acting as show management constitutes a valid and binding contract. Show Management reserves the right to render all interpretations and to establish further regulations as may be deemed necessary for the general success of the exhibition. It is further agreed that the conditions, rules and regulations as herein stated and as outlined in the Exhibitor Service Manual are made a part hereof as though fully incorporated herein, and that the said exhibitor agrees to be bound by each and every one thereof. Show Management reserves the right to manipulate the floor plan and to move exhibitors (with prior notice) to enhance and benefit the overall exhibition. Should you have any questions, please call our office at (800) 999-7295.

DECORATIONS – May NOT be affixed to the ceiling, painted surfaces, columns, fabric and decorative walls. All exhibitor materials must be flameproof. Decorations must be confined to your exhibit booth only and not extend into the aisles. This includes signs and easels as well. If you have a corner booth, you may not affix signs to your corner pole.

DECORATOR/OFFICIAL SERVICE CONTRACTOR
GES
750 Maxham Road, Suite 300
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
800-801-7648
Access the GES Exhibitor Service Kit here.

ELECTRICAL – Outlets are not included in the booth fee and should be ordered from The Georgia International Convention Center. For electrical service rates and ordering information, please contact Facility Utility Services at (888) 331-GICC or click here for Facility Services.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES – In the event of an emergency while at the tradeshow, please advise show management. There will be an EMT onsite with access to a radio. You may also call convention center security staff if there is a nonlife-threatening emergency.
Nearest Emergency Room/Hospital, open 24 hrs.:
Atlanta Medical Center South
1170 Cleveland Avenue
East Point, GA
(404) 466-1170

EXHIBIT AREA INFORMATION – Exhibit Hall A 32’ high, Size 315’ x 120’ 37,800sqft

FIRE MARSHALL REQUIREMENTS

• Storage of any kind behind back drapes, display walls or inside the display areas is not allowed.

• All materials used in the construction of the booth and all decorative materials (drapery, table coverings, banners, foam board, signs, set pieces, etc.) within exhibitor booths and those used for special events must be non-combustible or made flame retardant. All packing containers and similar material must be removed from the exhibition area upon completion of the booth arrangement.

• Literature on display shall be limited to reasonable quantities. Reserved supplies shall be kept in closed containers and stored in a neat and compact manner.

FLOORING– Flooring is cement. Exhibitors that would like carpeting or floor covering in their booth must bring their own or order carpet from the GES Exhibitor Service Kit.

FOOD SAMPLING/DISTRIBUTION – The serving of food/beverage by exhibitors is not permitted, unless advanced written permission is given by show management. All food/beverage must be provided by the Convention Center’s exclusive caterer, CulinAero by Proof of the Pudding (access CulinAero menus and information here). NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE IS PERMITTED.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS – Exhibitors are prohibited from possessing, storing, or bringing onto the property materials that constitute hazardous materials as defined by federal, state and local law.

INSURANCE – Exhibitors must carry worker’s compensation, commercial general liability including products and completed operations independent contractors, personal injury and blanket contractual liability insurance which will pertain to independent contractors at limits of at least $1 MILLION per occurrence, $2 MILLION in the aggregate and $100,000 fire legal liability/damage to rented premises concerning general liability insurance. Also required is auto liability (for an exhibitor’s owned car, rented car, or borrowed car) of $1 MILLION each occurrence and statutory workers’ compensation along with employer’s liability limits of $1,000,000. These coverages must be evidenced by a certificate of insurance with a 30-DAY notice of cancellation provision to the holder naming World Pet Association, Inc., Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), and Global Experience Specialists (GES) as additional insured except on the worker’s compensation and employer’s liability policy. Neither WPA nor Event Management assumes any responsibility whatsoever for Exhibitor’s goods, products or fixtures before, during or after the Event.

MOVE-IN – Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday March 12, 2020 9:00am-5:00pm for all exhibitors.

MOVE-OUT – Dismantling is Sunday, March 15 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Early dismantling (including packing-up of any part of your exhibit) violates Show Rules and more importantly, detracts from the professional appearance of Atlanta Pet Fair. Please note that early dismantling will not be tolerated. Move-out of exhibit materials or dismantling prior to the 4:00pm closing of the show Sunday March 15 will result in a $500.00 fine that will be due and payable prior to inclusion in any other WPA event.

PARKING – Parking is available at the GICC for $10.00 daily. It is $15.00 daily for in and out privileges. Parking passes are available at $30.00 for Friday-Sunday with in/out privileges. Oversized vehicle parking is available at the GICC for $25.00 per day. Overnight Parking is available at the GICC in Lots A-E the cost is $35.00 per day. Parking rates are subject to change. *Please note, there are no RV hookups*

RV PARKING – Please consider the Atlanta RV South Resort
281 Mt. Olive Rd., McDonough, GA 30253
(770) 957-2610 www.atlantasouthrvresort.com

SECURITY – Will be provided by WPA from move in through move out. However, neither WPA nor the Georgia International Convention Center is liable for any loss or damage of materials.

SHIPPING
Advance Shipping– GES will begin receiving advance shipments at their warehouse between February 7, 2020 and March 9, 2020. GES Warehouse receiving hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; Closed 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM & Holidays. Shipments arriving before Friday, February 7, 2020 will incur a storage fee, and shipments arriving after Monday, March 9, 2020 will incur a Late to Warehouse Fee. Shipments must be addressed as follows:

GES
Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference 2020
(Your Company Name), Booth #
c/o RAC Logistics LLC
4351 Thurman Road
Conley, GA 30288

Show Site Shipping– GES must be named the receiver of all shipments sent directly to the Georgia International Convention Center. GES will receive shipments at show site on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:00pm to 5:00pm and Thursday, March 12, 2020, 9am to 5pm. Shipments arriving prior to March 11, 2020 may be refused by the facility. Please address shipments as follows: GES Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference 2020 (Your Company Name), Booth # Georgia International Convention Center 2000 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA 30337

Please note: All items and materials brought into the exhibit hall are subject to material handling charges and are the responsibility of the exhibitor. Refer to the material handling section of the exhibitor kit for additional information.

SMOKING POLICY – Smoking/Vaping is NOT permitted inside any part of the convention center.

SOLICITATION POLICY – Solicitation by non-exhibiting companies is strictly against our rules and will not be tolerated. We ask that if you are bothered by a solicitor, or see someone else being bothered by a solicitor, please contact the Show Management immediately so that we can take care of this situation for you. Solicitations for employment by exhibitors to attendees are not permitted.

TRASH REMOVAL – WPA/Atlanta Pet Fair will not remove any trash from exhibit booths. GES offers vacuuming and cleaning equipment as well as porter services. Please visit the Exhibitor Services Kit for pricing and ordering information.

WHEELCHAIR/ SCOOTER RENTAL – The following company has wheelchairs for rent and will deliver to any hotel within the tradeshow area: Atlanta Scooter Rental (770) 309-3699 or visit the Atlanta Scooter Rental website here.

WIFI – WIFI is available for purchase through the Georgia International Convention Center. The advance fee (purchased by February 27th) is $50 per user, per day. After February 27th, the fee is $60 per user, per day. Click here for the Telecommunications Services Order Form.

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