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Advance Order
An order for services sent to the service contractor prior to the installation date. Fees associated with advance orders typically include discounts when paid in advance.

Advance Receiving
Location set by show management to receive freight before the start of show. Freight is stored at this location and then shipped to the show at the appropriate time

Bill of Lading (B/L)
A document that establishes the terms between a shipper and a transportation company for the transport of goods between specified points for a specified charge

Common Carrier
A transportation company moving people or goods. For exhibit freight, the carrier usually accepts only crated materials and consolidates the properties of several customers into one shipment bound for the same destination

Hundred weight. A measurement used for shipping exhibit properties. Usually 100 pounds

Damage Report
A report submitted by an exhibitor to a freight company or drayage contractor itemizing damage to shipped goods

The movement of show materials from shipping dock to booth for show set up and back to dock for return shipment at end of show

Est. Wt.
Estimated Weight

Exclusive Contractor
A contractor appointed by show management as the sole provider of specified services

Exhibitor Appointed Contractor
A contractor hired by an exhibitor to perform trade show services independently of show management appointed contractors. Also called Independent Contractor, EAC

Floor Port
A utility box recessed in the floor containing electrical, telephone, or plumbing connections

Exhibit properties and other materials shipped for an exhibit

Freight Desk
The area where inbound and outbound exhibit materials are handled at a trade show

Hand Truck
Small hand-propelled vehicle used for transporting small loads

An exhibitor's unauthorized use of floor space outside the leased booth area

An exhibit that is constructed in a continuous line along an aisle

Island Exhibit
A display with aisles on four sides

Labor Form
The form used by exhibitors to order labor

Lead Tracking
A manual or automated system used to conduct follow-up activities for sales prospects resulting from a trade show

Loading Dock
An area within an exposition facility where freight is received and shipped

Marshaling Yard
A lot where trucks gather for orderly dispatch to show site

The most common width for a backwall panel. (1 Meter = 39.37 inches)

The date specified by show management for beginning exhibit installation.

The date specified by show management for dismantling exhibits.

Official Contractor
Show management appointed company providing services to a trade show and/or its exhibitors. Also called Official Contractor

On-site Order
Floor order placed at a show site. Costs for on-site orders are higher than orders placed prior to the event

A designation for work performed outside the hours specified as normal working hours. Work performed on overtime is charged at a higher rate

Peninsula Display
An exhibit with aisles on three sides

Perimeter Booth
A booth space on a outside wall

Privately Owned Vehicles (POV)
Exhibitors’ privately owned vehicles (POVs) or small rental trucks (UHaul, etc.)

Pipe & Drape
Tubing covered with draped fabric to make up the rails and backwall of a trade show

Straight Time Labor
Work performed during normal work hours at the standard rate

Service Desk
The location at which exhibitors order services from the show decorator and other official suppliers

Show Decorator
A company or individual responsible for providing draping, carpeting, and signage services for the trade show and its exhibitors

Side Rail
A low divider wall, usually pipe and drape, used to divide one exhibit space from another

A clear plastic sheeting that is placed over exhibit carpeting after its laid in order to protect it until the show opens. Visqueen also allows exhibit components to slide on top of it during setup, allowing you to align various exhibit components by simply pushing them into position

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