Non-Official / Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors
An Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) is defined as any service contractor that is not an official service provider for the Trade Show. Examples include: set-up/tear-down, I&D contractors, audio-visual, floral, etc. Official Contractors do not need to apply as an EAC. Exhibitors that are constructing their own booth are NOT EAC’s.
- Exclusive Services
- Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) – Aerial rigging and utilities
- SmartCity – Internet
- Sodexo Live! – Catering
- GES – Freight handling
- TNT Event Services – Security
- CNTV – Exhibitor videography and photography (non-press related)
- EAC Requirements & Registration
- Comply with all show guidelines noted on the exhibit contract and within the Exhibitor Services Guide.
- The exhibitor must select their EAC company(ies) through the Exhibitor Registration site by clicking the Register Your EAC Companies tab. There they can add a new company or select one already listed. The EAC will receive an email with a link to complete the registration process.
- The EAC will need to provide the following information:
- Provide Company Contact Information
- Upload an Insurance certificate (see tab below)
- Order Wristbands for Move-in and Move-out
- Agree to the EAC Terms (see tab below)
- The deadline for EAC's to register is Oct. 11.
- After the registration is complete, EAC's have the option to purchase badges for show days at $100 each.
No EAC will be allowed to work on the show floor without registering through the EAC Registration site and submitting the required items.
- EAC Insurance Requirements
EACs are required to provide a certificate of insurance (COI) including a minimum of the following:
- US$1 million workers compensation
- US$2 million general aggregate
- US$1 million per occurrence
- US$1 million automobile liability insurance
The COI must include the following on the Description of Operations:
IAAPA, Orange County Convention Center, GES, their entities, subsidiaries, agents, representatives, officers, staff, volunteers and employees, as additionally insured for IAAPA Expo 2024, November 14-24, 2024.
The Certificate Holder must be:
IAAPA, 4155 West Taft Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32837
- EAC Terms
- The term “Event” refers to the IAAPA Expo 2024 held in Orlando, Florida Nov. 14-24, 2024 (including move-in and out dates).
- The term “exhibit hall” refers to the following physical locations where the Event is being held: Orange County Convention Center, North and South Building, North and South Parking Lots.
- The term “vehicles” refers to all types of motor-driven carts, automobiles, trucks, tractors, etc.
- EAC must remove all gang boxes, ladders or other equipment from the aisle or other common areas by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 as stated in the IAAPA Contract Terms. The EAC is permitted to store equipment in the Exhibitor’s booth only during installation and dismantle. All equipment needs to be removed from the booth by Nov. 18 in preparation for show opening.
- EAC may not to operate a service desk within the exhibit hall. The EAC must confine its operations with the Exhibitor’s booth space.
- Each EAC must have a true and valid order for service from an exhibitor in advance of the Expo’s first move-in day. EAC may not, under any circumstances, solicit business on the trade show floor.
- Any property of the EAC not removed at the close of working hours is left at their own risk. Further, any such property may be moved, removed or stored at the EACs expense if it is considered for any reason by IAAPA to interfere with any aspect of the move-in or move-out. IAAPA reserves the right to require payment for returning said property.
- To maintain safety and relieve congestion on the trade show floor, EAC's and Exhibitors are not permitted to have electric carts or scooters in the building at any time.
- The operation or use of motorized or mechanical material handling equipment by exhibitors or their appointed contractors is prohibited.
- EAC must abide by the fire and safety and exhibit hall regulations, along with all other prevailing rules and regulations as set forth or amended by IAAPA and their general service contractor, GES.
- Exhibitors, representatives of an exhibitor or EAC's who need to work past the published move-in hours will need to fill out a Special Time Work Permit on-site in the Floor Manager's Office each day.
- EAC's are only allowed on the trade show floor during show hours if they have purchased an EAC badge during the EAC Registration process.
- Exhibitors are required to return their booth space in the same manner it was received. Exhibitors are to arrange with their EAC the removal of all trash from the exhibitor space after dismantling. IAAPA or GES reserves the right to charge the exhibiting company for any excess trash removed from the booth by the contracted cleaning company.
- EAC will be trespassed from the premises if:
- the EAC are found to be working in any Exhibitor’s booth not submitted through the EAC Registration site.
- the EAC breach any of the provisions of the EAC Agreement or rules and regulations established by IAAPA.
- the EAC's participation at the show leads to strikes, picketing or other labor action directed at IAAPA.
- the EAC cause other disruptions or unreasonable interference with or inconvenience to IAAPA or any of its customers.
- Each exhibitor must approve the EAC via the Exhibitor Registration site. EACs may not approve themselves.
- EACs are required to provide a certificate of insurance showing a minimum liability of US$1 million workers compensation, US$2 million general aggregate, US$1 million per occurrence, and US$1 million automobile liability insurance and name IAAPA, Orange County Convention Center, GES, their entities, subsidiaries, agents, representatives, officers, staff, volunteers and employees, as additionally insured for IAAPA Expo 2024, November 14-24, 2024.
- EAC's will order wristbands through the EAC Registration site. The EAC Wristbands must be worn by all workers and supervisors of EAC working on the trade show floor. For security reasons, EAC's are not allowed to wear exhibitor badges.
- Each EAC company responsible for dismantling exhibits at the close of the Expo must have all exhibits dismantled and ready for shipping according to the move-out schedule.
- EAC's are not permitted on the show floor until 5 p.m. on the first day of move-out.
The Deadline to register and provide the required information is Oct. 11.
Exhibitors should login to Exhibitor Registration to add the EAC Company to start the process.