WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR CONTRACT IS SIGNED
The signer of the Contract for Exhibit Space, or the designee, shall be the Official Representative of the exhibiting company and shall have the authority to act on behalf of the company in all negotiations and to certify representatives. The Official Representative will receive all printed and electronic ISMRM Exhibition materials including the service kit, as well as badges and vouchers on site. The Official Representative may designate an Additional Representative to coordinate responsibilities if the Official Representative is unavailable. Both Representatives will receive regular email updates from the ISMRM.
Your Company Profile is
The deadline for turning in your company profile is Friday, 13 February 2015. Please send your profile only by email to Melisa Martinez, Meetings Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms and further information will be provided in the Exhibitor Services Kit to be released on Friday, 6 February 2015.
An Online Exhibitor Service Kit is
Pre-Meeting Registration Reports
YOUR COMPANY PROFILE:
EXHIBITION RULES & REGULATIONS
|Your contract includes understanding of the following rules and regulations. Please read them carefully and call us if you have questions. We are here to help you enjoy maximum safety and security as an exhibitor.|
Each exhibitor must make provisions for safeguarding its goods, materials, equipment and display at all times. General overall guard service will be provided by ISMRM for the exhibition period, but neither the guard service nor ISMRM will be responsible for loss of or damage to any property for any cause. All space occupied by an exhibitor must be surrendered by it in the same condition as it was at the commencement of occupation.
ISMRM, its officers, directors, agents and employees, shall not be liable for and are hereby released from any claims, liabilities, losses, damages or expenses relating to or arising out of any injury to any personnel of exhibitor or to any other person for any loss of or damage to any property of exhibitor or any other property where such injury, loss or damage is incident to, arises out of, or is in any way connected with exhibitor’s participation in the exhibition, and the exhibitor shall be fully responsible for any such injury, loss or damage except as otherwise provided in the Lease Agreement between ISMRM and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and the exhibitor shall protect, indemnify, hold harmless and defend ISMRM, its officers, directors, agents and employees, against all such claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees and costs of litigation, provided that the foregoing shall not apply to injury, loss or damage caused by or resulting from the negligence of ISMRM, its officers, directors, agents or employees. Each exhibitor shall maintain, entirely at its expense, general public liability insurance against claims for bodily injury, death or property damage incident to, arising out of, or in any way connected with the exhibitor’s participation in the exhibition, to the limit of not less than one million dollars (US$1,000,000) for bodily injury, death or property damage in any one occurrence. Such insurance maintained by the exhibitor shall include coverage of the indemnification obligations of the exhibitor under these rules and regulations and shall cover ISMRM as an additional named insured.
At the time the contract is submitted, the exhibitor shall furnish to ISMRM a certificate evidencing the insurance required by these rules and regulations to be maintained by the exhibitor. That certificate, or the related policy, must provide, to the extent obtainable, that the policy may not be canceled without at least ten (10) days prior written notice by mail to ISMRM by the insurance company. Each exhibitor acknowledges that it is responsible for obtaining, for its protection and entirely at its expense, such property insurance for its exhibit and display materials as the exhibitor deems appropriate. Any policy providing such property insurance must contain an express waiver by the exhibitor’s insurance company of any right of subrogation as to any claims against ISMRM, its officers, directors, agents or employees. In the event any part of the exhibit hall is destroyed or damaged so as to prevent ISMRM from permitting an exhibitor to occupy assigned space during any part or the whole of the exhibition period, or in the event occupation of assigned space during any part or whole of the exhibition period is prevented by strikes, Acts of God, national emergency or other cause beyond the control of ISMRM, then the exhibitor will be charged for the space during the period it was or could have been occupied by the exhibitor; and the exhibitor hereby waives any claim against ISMRM, its officers, directors, agents, or employees, for losses or damages which may arise in consequence of such inability to occupy assigned space, its sole claim against ISMRM being a refund of the rent paid for the period it was prevented from using the space.
Product and service demonstrations are to be straightforward and professional and must avoid the use of theatrical gimmicks. All activities of each exhibitor must be confined to the exhibitor’s allotted space. The exhibitor must, at his/her expense, maintain and keep their exhibit and the space for which they have contracted in clean and good order. Distribution of handout items such as plastic bags or token gifts is permissible upon approval from the Executive Director of ISMRM. Requests to distribute handout items must be submitted in writing to the Executive Director and/or the Director of Meetings along with a sample, photograph, or written description of each item. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to seek prior approval for any handout items that may be considered questionable; without such prior approval, the exhibitor may be penalized priority points.
Exhibitors are allowed to photograph, videotape or mechanically record their company’s booth for exhibitor personnel during regular floor access hours without the use of electrical lighting; this includes setup and dismantling hours. Media photographing, videotaping or mechanically recording on the exhibit floor is permitted only with prior permission. Permission requests for media coverage must be submitted in writing to the Executive Director and/or Director of Meetings at least thirty (30) days prior to move-in. All construction material must conform to local codes. Table drapes, textile or paper displays, backwall drapes and any decoration must be flame-proofed. All exhibits and materials are subject to inspection by the local Fire Marshal.
IMPORTANT: Please review the complete Fire Regulations for Exhibitors located in the Exhibitor Service Kit. In some instances, ISMRM, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Toronto Fire Department MUST approve aspects of your booth in advance. Please contact Patti McDowell with Freeman, by email at: email@example.com if you have any questions regarding required documentation. Violation of any of these rules by the exhibitor or its employees or agents shall, at the option of ISMRM, forfeit the exhibitor’s rights to occupy space, and such exhibitor shall forfeit to ISMRM all monies paid or due.
All matters and questions not covered by these regulations are subject to the decision of ISMRM Executive Director, Roberta A. Kravitz, Sandra Daudlin, Director of Meetings or Patti McDowell at Freeman.
|PLEASE REVIEW THE COMPLETE FIRE & SAFETY REGULATIONS IN THE EXHIBITOR SERVICE KIT|
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