Build-up and dismantling days/times

Build-up and dismantling / Exhibit opening dates and hours

Important note! Exhibitors/Stand builders/Company staff should wear safety shoes from Thursday, 28 June, at 08:00 till Saturday, 30 June 22:00.
As from Sunday, 1 July, no safety shoes are necessary anymore.


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**


* Stand building must be completed on Saturday, 30 June, at 22.00. Aisles need to be cleared and all empties need to be moved out by that time. The aisles need to be clean as they will be carpeted during the night.

**On Sunday, 1 July, material can still be brought in via the main aisles from 08:00 to 12:00. From 12:00 to 17:00 only booth decoration is allowed. No dirty works are allowed anymore as the main aisles are cleaned an carpeted (all goods/material should be cleared in all aisles).

See floor plan exhibit with main aisles here  


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*

From Monday 2 July till Wednesday 4 July, the exhibit hall will be open to ‘Exhibitors only’ from 07:30 to 08:30.

Exhibit dismantling

 Wednesday, 4 July 2018     from 15:00* to 24:00
 Thursday, 5 July 2018    from 08:00 to 17:00

*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.

On 4 July no trucks will be allowed in the loading area before 17.00 and this to allow us to remove the carpets and to return the empty crates to the stands. If you use your own transport company to pick-up your goods after the exhibition, please note that all goods not evacuated on 5 July at 17.00 will be collected by Kristal. All costs incurred will be charged to the exhibitor.

Welcome reception, coffee and lunch breaks

Make sure your staff is ready at your booth for the Welcome Reception on Sunday, 1 July 2018 at 8 pm 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.