Please review the following booth specifications to ensure that your display meets the Exhibit Specifications. If your booth does not meet these specifications,
you must submit a rendering of your display to Show Management for review. All booths, regardless of size, are required to follow these guidelines.
For questions regarding booth specifications, please contact Show Management at 972.536.6400. To avoid additional costs (i.e. design cost or tear down of an
unapproved structure) please obtain written approval before beginning production or construction of multi-story or covered exhibits. For advance approval and
additional information, please email Show Management at email@example.com.
Booth Equipment - Standard 10' x 10' Linear booths will be set with an eight foot (8') high back drape
and three foot (3') high side drape
|Linear Booth - Linear booths have only one side exposed to an aisle and are generally arranged in a series |
along a straight line. They are also called "In-line" booths.
Dimensions - For purposes of consistency and ease of layout and/or reconfiguration, floor plan design in
increments of ten feet (10') has become the de facto standard in the United States. Therefore, unless constricted by space or other limitations, Linear booths are most commonly ten feet (10') wide and ten feet (10') deep, i.e.
10'X10'. The maximum backwall height limitation is twelve feet (12').
Use of Space - Regardless of the number of Linear booths utilized, (e.g. 10'x20', 10'x30', 10'x40', etc.) display
materials should be arranged in such a manner so as not to obstruct sight lines of neighboring exhibitors. The
maximum height of twelve feet (12') is allowed only in the rear half of the booth space, with a four-foot (4') height
restriction imposed on all materials in the remaining space forward to the aisle. (Note: When three or more Linear
booths are used in combination as a single exhibit space, the four foot (4') height imitation is applied only to that
portion of exhibit space which is within ten feet (10') of an adjoining booth.) If your booth exceeds the eight foot (8') high back drape, it must be professionally finished and free from company ID, booth number and all signage. Any exposed side walls visible over the drape must also be professionally finished.
||Split Island Booths - A Split Island booth is a Peninsula booth which shares a common backwall with another |
Peninsula booth. The entire cubic content of this booth may be used, up to the maximum allowable height,
without any back all line of sight restrictions. Twenty-four feet (24') is the maximum height allowance including signage. The entire cubic content of the space may be used up to the maximum allowable height. Hanging signs are not permitted over booths smaller than 400 sq. ft. Any Split Island display structure or backwall that can be seen from the other split island booth and appears unfinished or unsightly, must be masked or draped at the exhibitor's expense.
||Island Booth - An Island booth is any size booth exposed to aisles on all four sides.|
Dimensions - An Island booth is typically 20'x 20' or larger, although it may be configured differently.
Use of Space - The entire cubic content of the space may be used up to the maximum allowable height, which
is twenty-four feet (24'), including signage. Hanging signs are not permitted over booths smaller than 400 sq. ft.
Exhibits with ceilings/multi-level booths
|If a ceiling will be used in an exhibit, plans must be submitted to Show Management at least 60 days before the |
show so that approval may be obtained from the Fire Marshal. Failure to submit plans for approval could result in the closing/removal of the exhibitor's booth.
Area Rug Displays
|An Area Rug Display is a freestanding exhibit component designed solely for showcasing area rugs. A minimum |
exhibit space of 10'x30' Linear or 20'x20' Island is recommended for a single Area Rug Display.
Dimensions - Area Rug Display Racks in Linear booths will be permitted to a maximum height of 12' (3.66m).
See Island booths for height limitations. Identification signs attached to racks must not exceed height limitations of
your specific booth's height restrictions.
Use of Space - While area rugs are more effectively displayed on freestanding display racks, it is important to
remember that all exhibitors are entitled to a reasonable sight line from the aisle. Based on this, Area Rug
Display Racks will be able to effectively use an exhibit space in a minimum of a 10'x30' or 20'x20' exhibit space
better than in a smaller size space. When selecting exhibit space or planning the booth layout, it is important
to select the correct size and positioning of the racks. If an Area Rug Display infringes on another exhibitor's
line of sight, it will have to be repositioned or possibly removed.
Canopies & Covered Ceilings
|Canopies, including ceilings, umbrellas and canopy frames, can be either decorative or functional (such as shate computer monitors from ambient light or for hanging products). Canopies for Linear or Perimeter Booths should comply with line of sight requirements (see "Use of Space for Linear or Perimeter Booths"). Canopies: The base of the Canopy should not be lower than seven feet (7') from the floor within five feet (5') of any aisle. Canopy supports should be no wider than three inches (3"). This applies to any booth configuration that has a sightline restriction, such as a Linear Booth. Fire and safety regulations in many facilities strictly govern the use of canopies, ceilings and other similar coverings. Check with the appropriate local agencies prior to determining specific exhibition rules. Covered Ceilings: If a ceiling will be used in an exhibit, plans must be submitted to Show Management at least 120 days before the show so that approval may be obtained from the Fire Marshal. Failure to submit plans for approval could result in the closing/removal of the exhibitor's booth.|
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