Indoor Exhibitor Rules

To make ABACE a successful event for all participants, ABACE exhibitors must review and abide by all ABACE2017 rules. Additionally, exhibitors must abide by the Exhibitor Contract Terms & Conditions.

After-Hours Set-Up Fee

Exhibitors/Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors needing to work past 19:00 during move in may request to do so in writing to Rachel Thomas at [email protected] or Maureen Cameron [email protected]. An after-hours set-up fee will be assessed at the rate of RMB 1,000 per hour.

Badges

Exhibitor badges are required for exhibitor access to the exhibit halls, chalets and static display of aircraft.

New for 2017: Due to required security procedures, all exhibitor stand personnel that wish to access the show floor must provide their picture on site at ABACE registration to obtain their badge. Pictures will not be printed on individual badges, but will be electronically monitored by security personnel before entering the exhibit hall.

Exhibitors from mainland China will be required to provide their name and company in Chinese, as well as their Chinese identification card number. This information will be printed on the back of the exhibitor badges, as required by the public police.

All exhibitor stand personnel and attendees from countries outside of mainland China must include their passport number on their registration and be prepared to present their passport at registration to obtain their badge.

ABACE2017 badges are for the use of one individual for the duration of the show and are non-transferrable. Attendees and exhibitors will be assessed penalties for badge swapping. Random identification checks will be instituted.

Exhibitors will receive an allotment of complimentary badges based as follows:

Number of Badges Allocated
Premium Placement Exhibitors 11 per 3m-by-3m space reserved

Maximum of 100 complimentary badges

Indoor Hangar/Exhibitor Pavilion Exhibitors 10 per 3m-by-3m space reserved

Maximum of 100 complimentary badges

Static Display Exhibitors 1 per 9sqm space reserved

No maximum number of complimentary badges

Chalet Exhibitors
  • 100 badges per single-unit chalet reserved
  • 150 badges per double-unit chalet reserved
  • 200 badges per triple-unit chalet reserved

No maximum number of complimentary badges

Exhibitors may purchase additional badges online or on site at the discounted rate of 900 RMB.

Exhibitors may access exhibitor badge registration through the ABACE2017 Exhibitor Dashboard and are encouraged to register all stand and static display personnel online in advance to avoid waiting in lines on site.

All badges will be held for on-site pickup. No badges will be mailed in advance of ABACE2017.

Be advised that all company guests will be required to submit payment to secure their badge if the exhibitor’s badge allotment has been reached. To avoid this situation, please be sure to register all guests in advance through exhibitor registration.

If an exhibitor uses the services of an exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC) during official show hours, the exhibitor must provide exhibitor badges for those personnel. These badges can be ordered online as part of the exhibitor’s total allotment of badges. During hours other than the official show hours, EACs are required to have EAC photo badges.

Carpeting

In the hangar and exhibitor pavilion, ABACE management carpets aisles only. The ABACE aisle carpet color is grey.

Raw and Inline Raw Space Exhibitors: Exhibitors occupying raw space or inline raw space are responsible for providing the carpeting or finished flooring for their entire stand space. Carpet may be ordered through the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Shell Scheme Space Exhibitors: Carpet is included with all shell scheme spaces.

Catering

The Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel is the exclusive food and beverage service provider at ABACE2017. Menus and other catering information will be provided in the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Cleaning

ABACE management will arrange to clean aisles and general/common areas after show hours and prior to opening each show day. Shell scheme spaces will be vacuumed and have trash removed each night. Exhibitors must keep their displays neatly organized.All exhibitors are responsible for the removal of all of their trash and booth elements at the conclusion of the show.

Please refer to exhibitor-appointed contractor rules and regulations regarding performance bonds and trash.

Order forms for additional cleaning services will be available in the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Co-exhibitors

Co-Exhibitors/Companies Sharing Exhibit Space

ABACE management must be advised in advance of any and all co-exhibitors/companies sharing exhibit space.

Please note the following rules regarding co-exhibitors:

  • Chalet exhibitors are provided three complimentary co-exhibitor company profiles.
  • Co-exhibitors must have an existing corporate relationship between themselves and the contracted primary exhibitor.
  • Exhibitors must register all co-exhibitors online by Feb. 10, 2017. This includes any exhibitor displaying the advertising or products/services of another company.
  • Failure to advise ABACE management of shared exhibit space in advance – including displaying the advertising of another company’s products or services – may result in a minimum additional charge of $4,500 per company, per stand and/or a minimum of $4,500 per company, per static display space.
  • All co-exhibitors must be members in good standing of AsBAA or NBAA.
  • All co-exhibitors must submit the ABACE2017 Co-Exhibitor Registration Form and payment of U.S. $500 to appear in the online exhibitor directory and the mobile app.
  • Co-exhibitors, like exhibitors, will need to log in to the Exhibitor Dashboard to update their company information online for the mobile app and online exhibitor directory.
  • Co-exhibitors are not allotted badges and should work through their primary exhibitors to secure badges.

Defacing Property

No part of an exhibit, or signs relating thereto, may be taped, nailed, tacked, stapled, pasted or otherwise fastened to ceilings, walls, floors, doors, windows, painted surfaces, columns, marble or fabric in any way. No holes may be drilled, cored or punched in the hangar and pavilion exhibit hall walls or floors. No application of paint on signs, displays or other objects is permitted in the hangar and pavilion exhibit halls. The use of adhesive-backed decals or similar items is also prohibited. Damages to the hangar and pavilion exhibit halls arising from failure to observe these rules will be billed to the exhibitor. More information will be provided in the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Direct Selling

No exhibitor is permitted to distribute materials outside of their assigned exhibit space, including areas outside of Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre, without written approval from ABACE management.

Direct selling on the exhibit floor and at the static display of aircraft is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, monetary transactions or exchanges of funds

Advertising material of any description may be displayed and distributed only within the display space assigned to the exhibitor presenting such material. Canvassing by exhibitors outside their assigned exhibit is prohibited. Distribution of publications and marketing materials outside of assigned exhibit space, including all stand-to-stand distribution, is also prohibited.

Canvassing and solicitation, except by exhibiting companies, are prohibited within 80 km (50 miles) of ABACE at Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre and the static display of aircraft on Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

Exhibitors found in violation of these rules against direct selling are subject to a penalty equivalent to the cost of an additional 3m-by-3m exhibit space or US $4,500.

Drawing Approval

Raw Space

Please also review our Hangar & Pavilion Stand Configuration Visual Rules (PDF).

For all raw space booked, including inline raw exhibit space, exhibitors must submit scaled floor plans for approval to ABACE management no later than February 13, 2017.

Scaled floor plans must include:

  • Event name, exhibitor name and stand number
  • Maximum number of occupants allowed
  • Drawings with front and side elevations
  • Structural engineer’s stamp certifying that the platform can bear the maximum occupant load
  • Copy of the fireproof materials license indicating the building materials used (carpet, wood and paint) are fire retardant. A copy of this license must also be available on site during move-in.

Scaled floor plans must be submitted to ABACE management at [email protected] no later than February 13, 2017, with copies forwarded to:

Mega Expo Shanghai
Attn: Cathy Wang
Email: [email protected]

Custom stand designs consisting of a double deck or containing an element greater than 3.7 meters (12 feet) are subject to approval by the local Shanghai Fire Safety Authority. Exhibitor and/or the EAC is responsible for any additional fees associated with the stand design approval.

Electrical Service

Freeman is the exclusive provider of electrical service for ABACE.

For exhibitor pavilion and hangar exhibits, electric current may be utilized for the operation of apparatus, provided it does not produce noises of an annoying nature.

Standard electrical service can be provided for equipment requiring 220VAC. Electrical installation is available at each stand location. Electricity, if required, must be ordered in advance. Information is provided in the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Only ABACE-authorized electricians may install electricity to stands. Electricians with valid work certificates are permitted to lay and install lines and electrical equipment, provided that proper EAC information and insurance documentation is provided to show management by the deadline date. For wire laying, insulation sheaths (conduit) must be used. All electric connections and use of conduit will be inspected prior to electric service being turned on. No colored wire can be used, except for bulb connections. Any company found to be in violation of the rules will not receive power to their stand.

On the static display and in chalets, standard electrical service can be provided for equipment needing 220 VAC and 400 VAC (50 or 60 Hz) service. Electrical service is billed directly from Freeman to the exhibitor based on KVA required. This billing is in addition to, and completely separate from, any charges from ABACE for exhibit space. For more information, review the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Exhibit Hours

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:00 – 15:00

Exhibitor Service Desk

ABACE management provides a designated on-site area where exhibitors can order supporting items and services for their exhibits from ABACE-preferred and exclusive service suppliers. The Exhibitor Service Desk will be conveniently located in a tent near the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre.

Exhibitor Service Desk Schedule

Friday, April 7 08:00 – 17:00
Saturday, April 8 08:00 – 17:00
Sunday, April 9 08:00 – 17:00
Monday, April 10 08:00 – 19:00
Tuesday, April 11 08:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, April 12 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday, April 13 09:00 – 19:00
Friday, April 14 08:00 – 12:00

Exhibitor Service Kit

The ABACE Exhibitor Service Kit, available in the Exhibitor Dashboard, will provide detailed information and order forms for services including the following:

  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Carpeting
  • Catering
  • Cleaning Services
  • Customs
  • Electricity
  • Floral
  • Freight forwarding
  • Furniture
  • Hostesses
  • Insurance
  • Internet access
  • Shipping
  • Turn-key exhibitor packages
  • Visa invitation letters

The Exhibitor Service Kit should be used for budgeting purposes only. No orders may be placed until after exhibitors receive stand confirmations.

Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors (EACs)/Stand Builders/Third-Party Contractors for Indoor Hangar/Pavilion Exhibitors

If an exhibitor utilizes the services of an exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC), stand builder or third-party contractor to set up or dismantle their stands, or to provide a service prior to the official show hours, the following items must be addressed:

  • EAC/stand builder insurance documentation: All third-party stand contractors and EACs must submit insurance documentation to ABACE management. Proper documentation must be provided to ABACE management in order to receive the link for the online photo ID badging process, including EAC form and insurance documentation.
  • Photo ID badges: All stand contractors and EACs must wear photo ID badges during set-up and dismantling of exhibits at ABACE. The cost per badge is 200 RMB (approximately U.S. $29) and is payable only in cash on site.

Once ABACE management receives the completed EAC forms and supporting insurance documentation and information has been verified, a direct link to the online photo badge registration system will be forwarded via email. Contractors will be required to upload photographs for each badge requested. All photo ID badges will be held for on-site pickup at the “Contractors Badge and Performance Bond” service desk area located at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre hangar. Exhibitors must submit a completed EAC form along with proof of the EAC’s insurance in order to register for their photo identification badges.

NOTE: EAC badge orders will not be accepted until all required EAC information, including insurance certificates, have been submitted to ABACE management.

  • Targeted move-in floor plan: All stand contractors and EACs are required to follow the targeted move-in floor plan in order to facilitate a smooth move-in for ABACE.
  • Performance bond deposit and management fee: All stand contractors and EACs must pay a performance bond deposit and a non-refundable management fee prior to move-in. These fees are as follows:

EAC Fees

Performance Bonds – Hangar/Pavilion Exhibits

Performance bond deposit – raw stand space: 18,000 RMB

 

Non-refundable management fee: 2,000 RMB
  • Exhibitors are responsible for any damage to the hangar, exhibitor pavilion and ramp space facilities caused by exhibitors, their agents, contractors or employees.
  • Exhibitors who choose to rent stands or any components for their exhibit display shall be responsible for any damage to rented items caused by exhibitors, their agents, contractors or employees.
  • Exhibitors and stand builders who occupy “raw” space are required to pay a performance bond of 20,000 RMB, which includes a 2,000 RMB management fee, prior to move-in.
  • The performance bond and management fees must be paid in cash and on site at the “Contractor Badge and Performance Bond” service desk area located at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Center Hangar.
  • EACs shall dismantle their stand assemblies in the timeframe specified and confirmed by show management. The dismantling shall be quick and well organized, and must not obstruct or block exits or cargo doors. All stand structures, including all exhibit space debris (wood, nails, screws, etc.), must be removed from the indoor exhibit area and the freight yard. Further move-in and move-out details will be included in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
  • The performance bond, less the 2,000 RMB management fee, will be returned at the completion of move-out, on Friday, April 14, 2017 after the tenancy, provided there is no claim indemnity caused by the exhibitor/stand builder’s behavior or negligence.

For more information, review the Exhibitor Service Kit.

EAC Badges

Photo ID Badges: The cost per badge is 200 RMB (approximately U.S. $29) and is payable only in cash on site.

If an exhibitor utilizes the services of an EAC during official show hours, the exhibiting company must provide exhibitor badges for those personnel. These badges can be ordered online as part of the exhibitor’s total allotment of badges. During hours other than official show hours, EACs are required to wear set-up and teardown EAC photo ID badges.

Exhibits Contained Within Purchased Space

All display material and demonstrations must be confined within the limits of the exhibitor’s purchased space at ABACE. Please reserve appropriate stand and static display space size. If many people are expected to congregate at one time, in one place, demonstration areas should not be placed on the aisle side of the exhibit. Normal aisle traffic cannot be interfered with at any time. ABACE management reserves the right to restrict exhibits that because of noise, method of operation or any other reason become objectionable.

Fapiao

Exhibitors requiring fapiaos should advise ABACE exhibits team in advance so that billing information can be provided in RMBs.

ABACE Management must submit tax applications to the Chinese tax bureau subsequent to ABACE for approval to issue a fapiaos. The approval and issuing process has taken about four months based prior experience. Thank you for your patience. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Evelyn Wu at [email protected] or call +86 21 2234 1801.

Fire Safety

All exits and exit aisles in the hangar and pavilion exhibits must be kept clear and unobstructed. No furniture, signs, easels, chairs or displays may protrude into aisles. Fire hose cabinets, fire extinguishers, sprinklers or any other fire-safety device must not be hidden, obstructed or otherwise disturbed. All materials used in exhibit construction, decoration or as temporary cover must be certified as flame retardant. Flammable fluids, substances or materials of any nature may not be used. All materials and installations must comply with the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre fire preventions regulations.

First Aid

First aid supplies can be found in the ABACE registration area during move-in, move out and on show days. In the event of a first aid emergency, ABACE management will contact Shanghai municipal emergency services.

Hanging Signs, Materials and Components

Hanging signs, lighting trusses, materials or components are not permitted in the exhibitor pavilion or hangar at ABACE2017.

Mailing List Updates

Contact the ABACE U.S.A. office to correct your mailing address, or if you no longer wish to receive ABACE materials. Please send the address panel with corrections noted to:

By Mail
ABACE U.S.A. Office
Attn: Courtney Oliveira
1200 G Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC, 20005
USA

Or by email to: [email protected]

Marshaling Yard Fee

In order to facilitate a smooth freight move-in for ABACE, a marshaling yard has been designated approximately 6 km away from the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre facility. A detailed map and truck move-in procedure will be included in the Exhibitor Service Kit. Contractors will be assessed to access the marshaling yard.

Membership

All exhibitors must be members in good standing of either NBAA or AsBAA.

Mock-ups

Aircraft mock-ups are permitted in the indoor hangar and exhibitor pavilion and on the static display.

Move-in

Hangar/Pavilion Exhibits

Move-in for the hangar and exhibitor pavilion begins at 08:00 on Friday, April 7, 2017, and will be on a targeted basis. The following schedule of move-in/set-up hours are permitted:

Raw Exhibit Space Move-in Schedule
Friday, April 7 08:00 – 17:00
Saturday, April 8 08:00 – 17:00
Sunday, April 9 08:00 – 17:00
Monday, April 10 08:00 – 15:00

 

Shell-Scheme Space Move-in Schedule
Sunday, April 9 08:00 – 20:00
Monday, April 10 08:00 – 15:00

Please notify the ABACE exhibits team in advance if early move in is required or if special equipment is needed. Please note that hours required for set up beyond this schedule may be approved subject to an additional fee.

Note: All hangar and pavilion exhibits must be set and in place by 15:00 on Monday, April 10, 2017, so that aisle carpeting can be installed.

If the exhibit space is not occupied by this time, ABACE management will consider it canceled by the exhibitor and assumes the right to use such space as deemed appropriate.

Hangar and pavilion exhibitors requiring additional hours for indoor set up should contact NBAA’s Maureen Cameron at [email protected] or + 1 (202) 203-0609.

Move-out

Hangar/Pavilion Exhibits

All exhibits must remain staffed and in place until the show closes at 15:00 on Thursday, April 13, 2017, and exhibitors may not begin dismantling their exhibits before 15:00.

Exhibitors found in violation of this rule will be ineligible for the indoor priority draw for ABACE2018 and will be subject to an early tear-down penalty of US $4,500.

Move-out for the shell scheme exhibitors in the hangar and pavilion exhibit halls will begin at show closing at 16:00 on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Move-out for raw exhibit space exhibitors in the hangar and pavilion exhibit halls will begin at 08:00 on Friday, April 14, 2017, and all materials must be removed by 17:00 on Friday, April 14, 2017.

ABACE management will direct the official freight forwarder for ABACE to ship (freight collect) packages, cartons, crates, etc. left in the exhibit hangar or pavilion beyond the days and times of dismantling. ABACE management will begin returning empty containers as soon as the aisle carpeting is removed from the exhibit floor.

Detailed information on freight and material handling will be provided in the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Noise Levels

Noise levels within the exhibitor’s stand space should not exceed 80 decibels and must not interfere with the conduct of business of neighboring exhibits. ABACE management reserves the right to enforce compliance of this rule.

Official Service Contractor

To ensure orderly and efficient installation, operation and removal of displays, and to eliminate confusion, ABACE management has designated Freeman and other firms listed in the Exhibitor Service Kit as official service contractors. ABACE management holds these firms responsible for quality service and fair prices, and will intercede on behalf of an exhibitor in the event of faulty work or unfair charges. ABACE management encourages all exhibitors to place orders with these firms, unless a permanent arrangement has been established with a display house or outside contractor to set up and dismantle exhibits.

Freeman Contacts

Roxanne Ebbers
Vice President, Client Solutions
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 (702) 491-7796

Chalet Exhibitor Contacts
John Reed
Business Development Director
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 (214) 445-1261

Hangar and Exhibitor Pavilion Exhibitor Contact
Amelia Rivera
Business Development Manager
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 (214) 455-1482

Parking

With the exception of chalet exhibitors, there is no parking available on site at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Business Centre. There are a few parking spaces located outside of the facility, and pay lots located four to five blocks away.

There will be a limited number of “drop-off only” passes available for purchase by exhibitors at the cost of 800 RMB, including VAT. These passes permit convenient drop-off for passengers right outside the FBO security gate and are valid only on show days – Tuesday, April 11; Wednesday, April 12; and Thursday, April 13. These passes do not provide access to the FBO or into ABACE.

Exhibitors may purchase “drop-off only” passes through the online exhibitor badge registration located in the Exhibitor Dashboard, while supplies last. For more information, contact NBAA’s Maureen Cameron at [email protected].

Payment Methods

Payments for ABACE may be made by company check, bank wire transfer or credit card. Credit card payments in excess of U.S. $20,000 are subject to a 3% processing fee.

VAT of 6.45% will be added to all exhibit applications. In some cases, you may be able to deduct the VAT paid to NBAA from your VAT remittance to the Chinese Tax Authority. Please consult your tax advisor for further guidance.

All payments for ABACE should be made in U.S. dollars (subject to the applicable PRC law, if such law requires otherwise).

Payments made by wire transfer must include a U.S. $30 wire processing fee.

All exhibitors and co-exhibitors must be current on all accounts with AsBAA and NBAA and paid in full for their exhibit space in order for space to be assigned.

Bank Wire Transfer Instructions

Bank of America
730 15th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20005
USA
Routing #: 026009593
Account Name: National Business Aviation Association, Inc.
Account #: 2404389
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N

Please contact the ABACE exhibits team’s Coryn Alvarez at [email protected] to secure an invoice number prior to making a bank wire transfer. Also, please indicate on the wire transfer the company name, invoice number and reference for payment (i.e., exhibit space, static display space). All wire transfers should be made in U.S. dollars and should be net of all bank fees.

Performance Bond & Management Fee

Hangar/Pavilion Exhibits

Performance bond deposit – raw stand space: 18,000 RMB

 

Non-refundable management fee: 2,000 RMB
  • Exhibitors are responsible for any damage to the hangar, exhibitor pavilion and ramp space facilities caused by exhibitors, their agents, contractors or employees.
  • Exhibitors who choose to rent stands or any components for their exhibit display shall be responsible for any damage to rented items caused by exhibitors, their agents, contractors or employees.
  • Exhibitors and stand builders who occupy “raw” space are required to pay a performance bond of 20,000 RMB, which includes a 2,000 RMB management fee, prior to move-in.
  • The performance bond will be returned at the completion of move-out, provided there is no claim indemnity caused by the exhibitor/stand builder’s behavior or negligence.
  • EACs shall dismantle their stand assemblies in the timeframe specified and confirmed by show management. The dismantling shall be quick and well organized, and must not obstruct or block exits or cargo doors. All stand structures, including all exhibit space debris (wood, nails, screws, etc.), must be removed from the indoor exhibit area and the freight yard. Further move-in and move-out details will be included in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
  • The performance bond will be returned at the completion of move-out, on Friday, April 14, 2017 after the tenancy, provided there is no claim indemnity caused by the exhibitor/stand builder’s behavior or negligence.

Platform Flooring in Stands

Exhibitors requiring platform flooring for their stand must ensure the height of the flooring is a minimum of 15 cm (5.48 in) in height. Electrical wiring underneath raised floors must be installed using approved conduit or sheathing.

Raw Exhibit Space

Please also review our Hangar & Pavilion Stand Configuration Visual Rules (PDF).

A minimum of 36 square meters of exhibit space is required in order to reserve raw exhibit space in either the hangar or exhibitor pavilion. Raw space will be sold as peninsula or island stand configurations, and exhibitors must keep the following design considerations in mind when selecting their space. There are a very limited number of island configuration spaces available and we will do our best to accommodate the requests on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stand Configuration Rules

Please also review our Stand Configuration Visual Rules (PDF).

Non-Perimeter Peninsula Stands Perimeter Peninsula Stand Island Stands Inline Raw
Maximum Height Hangar: 5.6m (18 ft 4 in)

Exhibitor Pavilion: 4.6m (15 ft)

Hangar: 5.6m (18 ft 4 in)

Exhibitor Pavilion: 4.6m (15 ft)

Hangar: 5.6m (18 ft 4 in)

Exhibitor Pavilion: 4.6m (15 ft)

Exhibit elements: 2.5m (8 ft)

Company header: 2.9m (9 ft 5 in)

Hard Walls · No more than 50% hard walls.

· Back or side walls that connect with or adjoin other exhibitors must be finished

· Glass counts as hard walls.

· All exposed walls must be finished

· May have more than 50% hard walls

· Sides that face exterior walls may be unfinished

· No more than 50% hard walls.

· Back or side walls that connect with or adjoin other exhibitors must be finished

· Glass counts as hard walls.

· All exposed walls must be finished

n/a
Display Levels May have one or more display levels May have one or more display levels May have one or more display levels n/a
Use of Space · Full use of the purchased exhibit space is permitted.

· Exhibit space may not cross over main aisles.

· Full use of the purchased exhibit space is permitted.

· Exhibit space may not cross over main aisles.

· Full use of the purchased exhibit space is permitted.

· Exhibit space may not cross over main aisles.

Full use of purchased space is permitted.
Hanging Signs/Lighting Trusses Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted
Stand Drawings Required to be Approved in Advance Yes Yes Yes Yes

Inline Raw Exhibit Space

Exhibit materials: maximum height of 2.5m (8 ft)

Identification signs: maximum height of 2.9m (9.5 ft)

Inline raw exhibit spaces are tailored for exhibitors building custom stands and have their own wall structures.

  • Inline raw exhibit spaces may not have hanging signs, lighting trusses, materials or components above stand spaces.
  • A back wall that adjoins another exhibitor must be finished, in most situations.
  • No identification of any kind, including company logos, is allowed on a back wall that adjoins another exhibitor.

Non-Perimeter Peninsula Stands

Hangar exhibits – maximum height: 5.6 m (18 ft 4 in)

Exhibitor Pavilion exhibits – maximum height: 4.6 m (15 ft)

  • A back or side wall that connects with or adjoins another exhibitor must be finished and stand plans must be approved by ABACE management.
  • Permitted to have more than one display level with approval by both ABACE management and HAH (Shanghai Fire Safety Authority).
  • Hanging signs, lighting trusses, materials or components are not permitted in exhibitor pavilion or hangar exhibits.
  • May have no more than 50% hard walls regardless of size. Glass counts as a hard wall.
  • Certain stands may require fire watches, smoke detection devices, fire extinguishers and multiple exits as required by fire prevention officials.
  • No identification of any kind, including company logos, is allowed on a back wall that adjoins another exhibitor.

Perimeter Peninsula Stands

Hangar exhibits – maximum height: 5.6 m (18 ft 4 in)

Exhibitor Pavilion exhibits – maximum height: 4.6 m (15 ft)

  • May contain perimeter wall structures with approval by ABACE management.
  • Perimeter wall structures may be unfinished on sides that face the exterior wall of the facility and that are not visible to attendees.
  • Permitted to have more than one display level with approval by both ABACE management and HAH (Shanghai Fire Safety Authority).
  • Hanging signs, lighting trusses, materials or components are not permitted in exhibitor pavilion or hangar exhibits.
  • Certain stands may require fire watches, smoke detection devices, fire extinguishers and multiple exits as required by fire prevention officials.

Safety Regulations for Stand Construction

Materials, carpets and display items used for construction and publicity shall be of low flammability and with the fireproof reports issued by the fire department. Open flame and flammable, explosive, radioactive, poisonous or corrosive items are not permitted at ABACE.

Please note when laying electric wire, insulation sheaths (conduit) must be used. All electric connections and use of conduit will be inspected prior to electric service being turned on.

The use or display of electric arc, welding flame, high voltage electrical appliances, neon lights or similar items require advance approval from ABACE management.

When constructing exhibits, please be sure to refer to the stand configurations and drawing approval sections of the Exhibitor Service Kit to ensure that exhibits conform to height and dimension requirements based on the stand type and location.

For stand types that require drawing approvals, please ensure drawings are submitted online no later than February 13, 2017.

Note: Hanging signs are NOT permitted in either the exhibitor pavilion or hangar.

Entrances, exits, fire emergency alarms and fire hoses must not be blocked, obstructed or hampered by any decoration, display items or equipment.

Security

While ABACE2017 exhibits are open, a limited amount of perimeter security staff will be provided. ABACE security officers will be on duty for the static display area from 18:00 on Saturday, April 8, 2017, to 15:00 on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Exhibitors are advised to obtain additional insurance coverage in advance to cover losses such as theft, fire and damage to property. Order forms for additional security will be available in the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Shell-Scheme Exhibit Space

Inline stand spaces can be reserved as shell-scheme exhibit spaces.

Each 3m-by-3m shell-scheme stand includes the following:

  • 2.5m (8 ft high) partition walls – white panel on three sides of stand with silver aluminum uprights and crossbars.
  • Furniture – one front counter, one round table, three black meeting chairs and one wastebasket.
  • Fascia sign with your company’s name, permitted to a maximum height of 2.9m (9.5 ft).
  • Lighting – three 100W spotlights.
  • Carpet – uniform carpet for the entire exhibit space.
  • Daily cleaning service.

Exhibit materials: maximum height of 2.5m (8 ft)

Identification signs: maximum height of 2.9m (9.5 ft)

Shipping/Storage

Detailed shipping information will be included in the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Official Freight Forwarder – U.S. Exhibitors
TWI Group, Inc.
4480 S. Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Tel: +1 (702) 691-9000
Fax: +1 (702) 691-9045

Contact: Tyler Hunt
Tel: +1 (702) 691-9091
Email: [email protected]

Customs
APT Showfreight Logistics
Tel: +86 21 6124 0090
Fax: +86 21 6124 0091

Contact: Janson Zhu
Tel: +86 21 6124 0090 Ext. 307
Email: [email protected]

Staffing

Stand and static display areas must be fully staffed during official exhibit hours.

Exhibitors will be admitted at 08:00 each show day for early preparations of displays only. Stands must remain staffed and exhibits must remain in place through 15:00 on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

No activities, except stand preparations, are to be scheduled in the exhibit areas at any time other than official exhibit hours.

ABACE management reserves the right to make changes to the exhibit hours schedule with advance notice.

Exhibitors found to have dismantled their stands prior to 15:00 on Thursday, April 13, 2017, will be ineligible for the indoor priority lottery for ABACE2018 and will be subject to an early tear-down penalty of US $4,500.

Terms & Conditions

All ABACE exhibitors must agree to and comply with the Terms and Conditions posted on the ABACE website and included within the exhibit application.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Remote-Controlled Aircraft and Helium Balloons

For the safety of attendees, flying objects, including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), remote-controlled aircraft and helium balloons, are not permitted in the hangar and pavilion exhibit hall areas. UAS may be displayed at exhibits provided they are stationary, fit within purchased exhibit space and comply with all relevant safety requirements.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Effective August 2013, the Chinese Tax Authority began to levy value added tax (VAT) on certain services previously subject to business tax on a nationwide basis. The VAT rate is 6.45% and is added to your invoice. In some cases, you may be able to deduct the VAT paid to NBAA from your VAT remittance to the Chinese Tax Authority. Please consult your tax advisor for further guidance.

Visa Invitation Letters

Attendees from countries requiring Chinese visas to attend ABACE must have an invitation letter from authorities in China in order to obtain their visa. Attendees may request such a letter by using the ABACE invitation letter request form, which will be available in November 2016. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will forward requests to the appropriate Chinese Authorities, who will then issue the ABACE invitation letter. Please be advised that it will take approximately 4 weeks to process requests. The invitation letter will then be sent to you via email to download.

Please note: Passports must be valid for at least six months after the date of your arrival in China.

Only registered attendees for ABACE2017 are eligible to request ABACE invitation letters.

The information provided is meant to facilitate the visa application procedure. NBAA will not be in a position to intervene in any decision made by the Chinese authorities. In addition, please be advised that all ABACE attendees must comply with Chinese laws and regulations during their stay in China and may not engage in activities which might damage China’s national security or public interests. Attendees from foreign countries must be responsible for all their own costs while in China, and must be willing to bear the corresponding legal and economic responsibilities should any problems arise.

The processing fee to obtain an invitation letter from the Chinese authorities is U.S. $30.00 plus 6.45% VAT per person. A credit card number should be provided when requesting the visa invitation letter and, upon receipt of the invitation letter, your credit card will be charged for this fee.

Waste Removal

Exhibitors and stand builders are responsible for removal of their waste during move-in and move-out at ABACE. In order to limit costs for waste removal, it is recommended that exhibitors and stand builders use recyclable materials for stand construction whenever practical. More information will be available in the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Hangar and pavilion exhibitors and EACs found to be in violation of the rule requiring removal of all trash will forfeit all or a portion of their performance bond deposit.