Build-up and dismantling days/times

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


* Booth structural construction must be finalised at the end of the day. Aisles have to be free of crates, empties or any material at the end of the build-up day with no exception. Aisles have to be clean and will be carpeted during the night.
** Only booth decoration is allowed. No dirty works are allowed as the aisles are cleaned and carpeted.

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.