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MarketPlace 2015: Rules & Regulations

TERMS & CONDITIONS
By signing the ASB MarketPlace 2015 Exhibitor/Partner Application for Exhibit Space (Application), the undersigned agrees to abide by all rules (Terms), requirements, restrictions, and regulations as set forth in the MarketPlace.  Registration Information and Rules and Regulations enclosed herewith and any regulations especially designated by the ASB or the Hilton Chicago.  Failure to abide by such rules and regulations may result in forfeiture of all monies paid or due the ASB under the terms of this agreement.  No exhibitor may assign or sublet the whole or any part of the space allotted, nor exhibit therein any goods other than those manufactured or handled by the exhibitor in the regular course of business.

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GENERAL
All matters and questions not covered by these regulations are at the discretion of ASB management (Management).  Management may amend these regulations at any time, and all amendments that may be made shall be equally binding, upon publication on all parties affected by them as the original regulations.

 

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VIOLATIONS
Violation of any of these regulations on the part of the exhibitor, its employees, or agents shall annul the right to occupy the space and such exhibitor will forfeit to Management all monies, which have been paid.  Upon evidence of violation, Management may re-enter and take possession of the space occupied by the exhibitor and may remove all persons and goods at the exhibitor's risk. The exhibitor shall pay all expenses, or damages, which Management may incur.

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CANCELLATION OF EXPOSITION/MARKETPLACE
It is mutually agreed that in the event of cancellation of ASB's BakingTech due to fire, strikes, government regulations, or causes, which would prevent its scheduled opening or continuance, then and there upon this agreement will be terminated and the ASB shall determine an equitable basis for the refund of such portion of the table top fees as is possible, after due consideration of expenditures and commitments already made.

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CONDUCT OF EXHIBITORS
The rights and privileges of an exhibitor shall not be infringed upon by any other exhibitor.  Interviews, demonstrations, distribution of literature, etc., must be made inside the exhibitor's area.  Canvassing, solicitation of business, or the use of advertising materials or signs by firms other than those who have contracted for space is prohibited.  ASB has the right to decline or prohibit any display or portion, thereof, which in the opinion of Management is not proper or in keeping with character of the exhibition.  ASB may restrict displays, which, because of noise, acts, odors, costumes, gimmicks, method of operation, materials, or for any other reason, may be objectionable to the exhibition.  In the event of such restriction or eviction, ASB is not liable for any refunds of rentals or their exhibit expenses.

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TABLE TOP DISPLAYS
Permitted on the table top are educational literature; samples of ingredients, additives, or food products; sales premiums, souvenirs, handouts, etc.; displays that fit on the top of the table, NOT TO EXCEED 36 inches in height above the table, and computer/DVD/video equipment.  All equipment and displays must fit on the table top, which is 8'x30", and not exceed 36 inches above the table.  No materials are to be placed behind, aside, or in front of the table.

Not permitted at the table top are free standing displays; displays that are higher than 36 inches above the table or obstruct the view of adjoining exhibits; any materials placed behind, aside or in front of table; and mechanical, electrical or other devices, which produce sounds that prove disturbing to other exhibitors.

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SUBLETTING SPACE
The subletting, sharing, assignment, or appointment of whole or any part of space by any exhibitor is prohibited.  No exhibitor may permit any other party to exhibit in the space any goods other than those manufactured or handled by the contracting exhibitor or permit solicitation of business by others within the space.

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ONE TABLE TOP REGULATION
Due to limited space, ASB can allow one table per company, or one display per independent operating division within a company.  Should a company reserve a table for two independent operating divisions, the table top assignments are not permitted to be adjacent to each other, across from one another or diagonally opposite from one another. They are permitted to be assigned behind one another.

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 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS & ADMISSION
Entrance to the exhibit area is by ASB BakingTech conference badge only.  Everyone, including representatives of exhibitors, must register and wear his or her own ASB BakingTech conference badge.  Conference badges are not transferable.

Exhibiting companies must have a minimum of one paid Full Conference Delegate registered for BakingTech.  Additional exhibitors must be a minimum of MarketPlace Only if they are attending the MarketPlace only, One Day Only registrant if they are attending one day of the conference, or be a Full Conference registrant if they attend the entire conference.

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NO SHOW POLICY
In the event that an exhibiting company has not arrived on the MarketPlace floor by 3:45pm on Sunday, March 1, 2015, and has not been granted pre-approval for late set-up, the ASB reserves the right to use the vacant table top space as it sees fit, with no obligation to issue a refund.  Any table top materials, either in the vacant table top space or on the loading dock, for that table top space, will be placed in storage at the exhibitor's expense.  Substitute table top space will be available at the discretion of the ASB. The exhibitor is responsible for all fees associated with removing freight from storage.

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TABLE TOP STAFFING
Each exhibiting company must have an authorized representative present at the MarketPlace throughout display hours and during the set-up and dismantling their displays.  Please do not allow more than 2 representatives per table during exhibit hours.  Individuals registered as spouses/guests of BakingTech cannot staff table tops.

Failure to adhere to the above will cause forfeiture of space.  No refunds on space will be made and the ASB will have the right to use the space for whatever purpose they deem appropriate.

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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
The serving of alcoholic beverages by exhibitors in the exhibit area is prohibited.

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COOKING
Cooking is prohibited in the exhibit area.

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CONTESTS, GAMES, RAFFLES AND LOTTERIES
Exhibitors may not offer or give attendance, door or other similar prizes in the exhibition space or adjacent area.  Contests, lotteries, raffles and games of chance are prohibited.  All "giveaways" shall be of nominal monetary value and in keeping with the nature of an educational and professional meeting.

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BUILDING REQUIREMENTS AND FIRE PROTECTION
Exhibitors and their agents must comply will all federal and local fire and building codes that apply to places of public assembly.  Fire-fighting and emergency equipment may not be hidden or obstructed, including fire extinguishers, strobes, fire hose cabinets, Public Emergency Report Systems (PERS) stations and standpipes.  Table top construction shall not block access to any fire/life safety equipment and shall not impede exit access, exit doors or aisle.  All table coverings, skirts or any materials used in exhibits must be flame-retardant to meet Chicago Fire Department requirements and have flame proof certificate or tag.  Certificates or tags must be prominently attached to the material used so they may be easily seen by facility Fire Marshal.

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CONTRACT OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITY
The exhibitor agrees to protect, save, and keep the ASB and the occupied hotel forever harmless from any damage or charges imposed for violation of any law or ordinance by the exhibitor, their employees or agents as well as to strictly comply with the applicable terms and conditions contained in the agreement between the ASB and the occupied hotel regarding exhibition premise.  Furthermore the exhibitor shall at all times protect, indemnify, save, and keep harmless the ASB and the occupied hotel against and from any and all losses, cost, damage, liability, or expenses which arises out of or from, or by reason any act or omission by the exhibitor, his employees, or agents.

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INSURANCE
Exhibitors wishing to insure their exhibit materials, goods and/or wares against theft, damage by fire, accident, or loss of any kind must do so at their own expense.  ASB does not carry insurance of any sort on exhibit or other property of exhibitors and ASB assumes no liability for loss or damage thereto from any cause.  Each exhibiting company is responsible for obtaining insurance (Liability and Fire/Theft) in such amounts as deemed appropriate to comply with its obligations here under and for its own protection.

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SECURITY
Peripheral watchmen shall be furnished by ASB Management to be on duty in the exhibit area when exhibits are closed, but the safekeeping of the exhibitor's property shall remain the responsibility of the exhibitor. The ASB, Hilton Chicago, or the City of Chicago will not be responsible for loss of any material by or for any reason.  Each exhibitor is recommended to purchase a portal-to-portal rider available at a nominal cost on their own insurance policy, protecting them against loss through theft, fire, damage, etc.

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ATTIRE
Business wear or shirt and tie is the recommended attire for all exhibitors.

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TABLE TOP RELOCATION POLICY
ASB reserves the right to relocate an exhibitor's table top space due to modifications of exhibit facility, fire marshal regulations or any other reason in the best interest of the overall MarketPlace.  Every effort will be made not to relocate an exhibitor's table top.  However, should relocation be necessary, the exhibitor will be notified and offered to relocate their table top or cancel with no further penalty.

American Society of Baking
7809 N Chestnut Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64119

Tel: 1.800.713.0462 | Fax: 1.888.315.2612 | info@asbe.org
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