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The Assembly Show | October 22-24,2019 | Rosemont,IL
Dear ASSEMBLY Show Exhibitor,

Welcome to Volume 4 of The ASSEMBLY Show Exhibitor Bulletins. The purpose of this bulletin is to keep you up-to-date on information regarding The ASSEMBLY Show 2019, October 22-24, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Rosemont Exposition Services (RES) Order Deadline is September 30th
Make sure to place your labor, equipment and utility orders through RES before September 30th to receive the discounted rate.

As a reminder, your exhibit space includes:
All direct to dock shipment drayage fees included in space fees
8’ high back and 3’ side drape (Color = Hunter Green w/ Black Accent Panels)
Company ID sign
3 complimentary staff registrations per 100 net square feet (nsf) of paid exhibit space (example: 10’ x 10’ = 3; 10’ x 20’ = 6; 20’ x 20’ = 12)
FREE admission to all networking functions
FREE publicity & marketing opportunities including:
- Company Profile in On-Site Show Program & Exhibit Guide
- Customer Invitation Program
- Pre-Event and Post-Event Participant Lists
- Unlimited Use of The ASSEMBLY Show Logo & Marketing Collateral
- Company Press Releases Posted to Event Website
- Registered Press List & On-Site Press Kits

Your exhibit space does NOT include:

Furniture, Carpeting, or Floor Covering
Electricity, Internet, or Other Utilities
Labor to Install and or Dismantle
Cleaning and or Vacuuming

To take advantage of less expensive pricing from RES for furniture, carpeting, and utilities, please order by the September 30th discount deadline date.

Contact Information
General Services Contractor (freight, carpet, furniture, carpet, utilities)
Dave Houston
Rosemont Exposition Services, Inc. (RES)
Exhibitor Questions & Support
Mike Mlady
Floor Manager
Sponsor Questions & Support
Janet Martinelli
Event Coordinator
610-436-4220 x8514
Overall Event Operations
Dana Marsoupian
Sr. Events Manager
Mike Spencer
Marketing Specialist
Exhibit Hall Hours
Tuesday, October 22
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 23
10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, October 24
9:00am – 2:00pm
What Exhibitors Can Do Without Unions at The ASSEMBLY Show
The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is a union facility which means that the convention center has signed agreements with various skilled trade unions (Carpenters, Teamsters, Riggers, Electricians, etc.) to provide services at the convention center. For a description of what services these trade unions provide, please see page 65 in the Exhibitor Service Manual.

What you may not be aware of is that recent work-rules modifications now enable exhibitors to perform several set-up/dismantle tasks, which in the past were under union jurisdiction. These are itemized below, and if desired, may be completed by full-time employees of the exhibiting company.
  1. Exhibitors may set up and dismantle their own booth displays, as well as the various tasks outlined below, provided the work is being done by fulltime employees of the exhibiting company. No outside workers are permitted to provide set-up and dismantle services unless they are members of a Chicagoland Carpenter Union Local with valid trade show jurisdictions
  2. Exhibitors may use hand tools and power tools to perform work within their booths.
  3. Exhibitors may affix clamp-on lights to the top of their booth displays.
  4. Exhibitors may calibrate and do repair work on internal circuit boards, and do interconnecting of peripheral computer equipment.
  5. Exhibitors may do the connection of lighting, video equipment and light bulbs to an electrical outlet when the outlet has been ordered by the exhibitor.
  6. Exhibitors may hang pictures, graphics, logos, etc. onto a backwall display when such items are designed to be affixed by pre-set velcro strips, permanently mounted hooks, or snaps.
  7. Exhibitors may hand carry small packages, pop-up displays and desktop computer equipment provided it can be done without the use of a fork-lift, flatcart or dollie, only from a designated parking area.
  8. Exhibitors may inflate balloons.
  9. Video taping may be done by exhibitors within the confines of their own booths using equipment owned or rented by the exhibiting company, provided such taping does not conflict with show management regulations, and does not require tools or ladders.
  10. Exhibitors may un-pack, re-pack and set out their own product line within the booth for display purposes.
Booth Cleaning
During booth set-up, and during the show days, your booth is going to get trashed (no pun intended). Our general service contractor, Rosemont Exposition Services (RES) offers booth cleaning services, i.e., vacuuming and porter service (removal of trash from booths during the show), and they do a great job. Note - if you choose to rent booth carpeting from RES, it includes vacuuming prior to opening on the first day of the show. See pages 16, 34-36 & 58-59 of the Exhibitor Service Manual. If you are going to want their services, we would highly recommend that you place your order in advance, as opposed to waiting until ordering at show site which could add waiting time.

For those of you who are either Do-it-Yourselfers and/or those on a tight budget, here’s a thought. Bring your own vacuum and or cleaning suppliers, i.e., Windex, paper towels, etc. There are no rules that say you can’t vacuum/clean your own booth, and if you’re shipping your booth crate/boxes…just pack it along with the booth materials.
List Requests
As an exhibitor, you may request a pre-show and post-show attendee lists at no charge. Please complete and sign the forms found at the links below and send to send to Janet Martinelli at to submit your list request.

Social Media
As many of you know, social media is a key way to connect with your customers and it is also a great way to share your participation in The ASSEMBLY Show. Don’t forget to use #AssemblyShow when tweeting and posting online!
Last Call for Sponsorships!
Don’t miss out on these remaining sponsorship opportunities!
Booth Tour Video
5 Available
Aisle Banner
4 Available
(#1600, #1700, #2200, #2500 aisles)
Tote Bag Inserts
6 Available
Window Clings - A
1 Available
Contact your sales manager today to secure your sponsorship!

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