Build-up and dismantling days/times and building restrictions

Build-up and dismantling / Exhibit opening dates and hours

Exhibit build-up

  Thursday, 28 June 2018     from 08:00 to 22:00 
  Friday, 29 June 2018   from 08:00 to 22:00
  Saturday, 30 June 2018   from 08:00 to 22:00
  Sunday, 1 July 2018   from 08:00 to 17:00

Exhibit dates and hours

The exhibit hall will be open to visitors on the following dates/time:

  Sunday, 1 July 2018    from 20:00 to 22:00/23:00  
  Monday, 2 July 2018  from 08:30 a.m. to 17:00
  Tuesday, 3 July 2018  from 08:30 a.m. to 17:00
  Wednesday, 4 July 2018     from 08:30 a.m. to 14:00*


Exhibit dismantling

 Wednesday, 4 July 2018     from 15:00* until midnight
 Thursday, 5 July 2018    from 08:00 until noon

*The exhibit will be closed to visitors as of 14:00 on Wednesday, 4 July 2018 (end of the last lunch break). Dismantling can only start once the exhibit hall has been cleared of all visitors at 15:00.

Welcome reception, coffee and lunch breaks

Make sure you are ready for the Welcome Reception on Sunday, 1 July 2018 which will be held in the exhibit hall to mark the official start of the congress and opening of the exhibit.

Coffee and lunch breaks
 will be held in the exhibit hall throughout the three congress days and are likely to generate more traffic than on any other time during the congress. On Monday, 2 July and Tuesday, 3 July coffee breaks are held in the morning from 09:30 a.m. until 10:00 and in the afternoon from 16:30 until 17:00. On Wednesday, 4 July there will only be a morning coffee break from 09:30 a.m. until 10:00. Lunch breaks will be held on each day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday included) from 13:00 until 14:00.


Booth construction / building restrictions

  • Minimum exhibit space = 9m2

  • Maximum exhibit space = 225 (i.e. total of 25 units of 9m2)

  • To create an open environment at the exhibit, only 1/3 of each stand’s side facing an aisle may be covered by a wall (i.e. 2/3 see-through effect)

  • The maximum building height for custom made booths will be restricted to 4m for stand-alone constructions. The back wall height of an in-line booth may not exceed 2.5m.

  • The bottom rigging points will be 4.5m. Banners or signs cannot be higher than 1.5m, which brings the overall maximum height up to 6m for stand alone booths.

  • As you will notice on the floor plan for part of the exhibit area the maximum overall height is 4,80m (because the ceiling is lower). This part is marked in red on the exhibit floor plan.

  • All custom made booth plans will need to be reviewed and approved. Booth plans should be sent to at least 45 days before first build-up day




Plans building restrictions

Black section on exhibit floor plan

Distinction between black section and red section on floor plan