International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) updated its Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations to promote continuity and consistency among North American exhibitions and events.
This revised 2014 edition is a resource for exhibition and event organizers to use in creating consistent and fair exhibiting standards for their events. It is the model for most domestic exhibitions and events and therefore recommended that exhibition and event organizers include a copy in the exhibition or event prospectus and/or exhibitor rules and regulations.
“Periodically, IAEE organizes a task force of its members to review, discuss and update the existing Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations, which exhibition organizers and their exhibitors use in producing their events,” noted Tom Corcoran, chairperson, IAEE Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations Task Force. “It had been three years since the last review of these guidelines. In this edition, the changes consist of minor tweaks and some additional information to help the reader as well as updating several graphics.”
These guidelines afford exhibitors a maximum return on their exhibit investments. Compliance with fire, safety, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other state, federal or provincial government requirements are addressed. In the 2014 edition, further clarification was submitted in the following areas:
- End-cap Booths
- Multi-story Booths
- Peninsula Booths
- Hanging Signs and Graphics
- Structural Integrity
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Electrical and Lighting Issues
- Full Cubic Content
It is IAEE’s goal that the Display Rules and Regulations, ultimately developed by each exhibition and event organizer, will provide exhibitors with all the information necessary to properly design and build exhibits, as well as plan their exhibit’s layout and content. Show organizers should present the professional standards expected of exhibitors. Finally, organizers should assure all exhibitors, regardless of exhibit size or location, an environment conducive to successful interaction with their audiences.
IAEE’s Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations is available for free to IAEE members and $49.95 to non-members. All IAEE publications are available at www.tradeshowstore.com. For members ordering the Guidelines through TradeShowStore.com, the balance will zero out once the order is complete.