CALIFORNIA SCIENCE EDUCATION CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 21-23, 2016 • PALM SPRINGS, CA
OFFICIAL SERVICE CONTRACTOR: GES
The service kit will be emailed to the primary contact
on file in August 2016.
The official show decorator is GES. GES will provide
you with shipping instructions and order forms for booth
furniture, carpet, electrical, cleaning, and other services
after your booth is confirmed and at least 6 weeks before
the start of the show.
Many services provided to and contracted for by exhibitors
are under local union jurisdiction. Exhibitors must
comply with all applicable union requirements. Local
union regulations will be outlined in information sent
to exhibitors by GES. Basic information is available
All exhibitors are expected to comply with
any union requirements in effect and as outlined in
the “SHOW SITE WORK RULES” section of the Exhibitor
kit. Please note GES policies:
GES work rules prohibit the SOLICITATION OR ACCEPTANCE
of tips in cash, product or gifts in kind by any employee
(union or non-union). GES employees are paid appropriate
wages denoting professional status, therefore tipping
of any kind is not allowed.
Always Honest Hotline
GES requires the highest standards of integrity from
all employees. Please call our confidential Always
Honest hotline at 866-225-8230 to report fraudulent
or unethical behavior.
To assist you in planning your participation in your
Palm Springs show, we are certain you will appreciate
knowing in advance that union labor will be required
for certain aspects of your exhibit handling.
Electricians: Members of the IBEW
claim jurisdiction for hard wiring ordered outlets to
the line side of the exhibitors' equipment and wiring
of caps over 120 volts, to the raw cord feeding exhibitors'
equipment. All plugs over 120 volts will be plugged
in by electrical union personnel. Exhibitors may plug
in their own plugs of 120 volts to their ordered outlets.
Teamsters: Members of this union
claim jurisdiction on the operation of all material
handling equipment, all unloading and reloading, and
handling of empty containers. An exhibitor may
move materials that can be carried by hand, by one person
in one trip, without the use of dollies, hand trucks,
or other mechanical equipment.
Decorators: Union Members of this
union claim jurisdiction over all set up and dismantling
of exhibits including signs and laying of carpet. This
does not apply to the unpacking and placement of your
merchandise. You may set up your exhibit display if
one person can accomplish the task in less than one
(1) hour without the use of tools. If your exhibit preparation,
installation, or dismantling requires more than one
(1) hour, you must use union personnel supplied by the
Official Decorating Contractor. As an exhibitor, you
will be pleased to know that when union labor is required,
you may provide your company personnel to work along
with a union installer in Southern California on a one-to-one
Plumbers: Handle all plumbing works
such as compressed air, water drains, or natural gas.
Work Zone: Customer acknowledges that
the show site and surrounding areas are active work
zones. Customer, its agents, employees and representatives
are present at their own risk. Individuals under the
age of 16 may not be on the exhibit hall floor during
move-in or move-out.