MAINE B2B TRADESHOW EXHIBITOR’S GUIDE
SECTION 1 – GENERAL INFORMATION
A. Hours: Attendee hours on Thursday, June 15th are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LA Metro Chamber Business After Hours: SPONSORED BY ANDROSCOGGIN BANK 4:30 p.m- 6:30 p.m. Live Music from 3-Point Jazz Trio, Delicious Food from Local Restaurants, Cocktails & Beverages, Meeting & Mingling!
B. Admission: Admission to the Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show is free but attendees must present a business card for admission.
C. Set-Up Times:
Wednesday June 14th 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday June 15th 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
All exhibits must be fully set-up by 8:30 a.m. at the latest on June 15th.
Please note, limited assistance is available during move-in.
No exhibit may be dismantled before 5:00 p.m. the day of the show.
D. Loading and Unloading: An overhead door is located at the rear of the building (Jefferson Street). Once exhibit materials are unloaded, please move your vehicle to the general parking area.
IF NECESSARY, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DOLLY TO TRANSPORT MATERIALS ACROSS THE COLISEE
E. Booth Space: Booth space consists of a 8’w x 7’d space. You are not allowed to exceed this space. All booth spaces will include:
8’w x 7’d booth
7’ h back wall and 30” sides
One 6’ table with tablecloth and skirting
One 110 volt, 5 amp electrical receptacle within six (6) feet of booth wall
F. Electricity: The electrical hook-up for each booth will be one (1) 5AMP/110V electrical outlet. The receptacle will be within 6 feet of your booth. Please bring any extension cords, multi -outlet power bars, or surge protectors that you need. This circuit is enough to handle the draw of lights for your booth, one or two computers and a small- to medium- sized TV/video system. If you have any additional equipment which you would like to have in your booth, you must contact the LAEGC office before June 5th. Types of equipment that require an additional circuit would include: coffee makers, popcorn makers, copiers, and any other office equipment.
G. Exhibitor Name Tags: Exhibitor name tags will be provided for up to four people. If you have not already provided the LAEGC with names, please do so before May 30th. All exhibitor name tags will be at your booth.
H. Breakdown and Clean Up: June 15th, 4:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE OUT BY END OF DAY THURSDAY No dismantling of booths may begin before 4:00 p.m. on June 15th. Exhibitors are responsible for cleaning their own booth spaces, and for providing their own trash bags. Trash bags should be placed in the aisles at the close of the Trade Show so that they may be easily picked up by the janitorial staff.
I. Parking: There is ample parking available at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. We ask that after unloading your equipment, you move your vehicle from the unloading area to the exhibitor parking area to make room for other exhibitors to unload.
J. Security: The building is secured by an alarm system during the overnight hours to allow exhibitors to set-up on June 14th and tear down June 15th.
K. Insurance: Although the promoter will take reasonable precaution throughout the event to ensure the protection of exhibitors and their equipment, specifically, during the exhibition hours and the set-up/dismantling of displays, the promoter, Androscoggin Bank Colisee, and representatives cannot be held responsible under any circumstances for loss, theft or damage, whatever the cost. Furthermore, the promoter refuses to accept responsibility for any damage, loss, harm or injury caused to the exhibitor or his/her property, whatever the cause. Exhibitors must procure sufficient insurance to cover their personnel, display booths and all exhibition materials against the above-mentioned risks as well as any general liability insurance coverage deemed appropriate by the exhibitor.
SECTION 2 – RESTRICTIONS ON EXHIBITOR MATERIALS & BOOTH SPACES
In order to ensure your safety, we will enforce the following restrictions.
A. No solicitation or sales of food or drink items permitted without prior permission of show management.
B. Stands, equipment, or displays must not obstruct or impede access to security facilities, emergency exits, fire extinguishers, alarms, aisles, other exhibitors’ spaces, etc.
C. The promoters and the Androscoggin Bank Colisee shall hold exhibitors responsible for expenses incurred either by themselves or by their representatives for any damage to partitions, walls, floors, columns or the property of others. The exhibitor may not use or permit the use of nails, screws, hooks or any other similar means to hang or affix materials of any kind on the walls, columns, or floors without sufficient protection previously approved by exhibition management.
D. The City of Lewiston Fire Prevention Regulations stipulates that any decorative materials, such as material covering for panels, artificial plants and flowers, etc., be fire-retardant. Gas, diesel or propane motors must not operate during the exhibition unless prior written permission is obtained from the promoter and/or the management of the Colisee.
E. All electrical equipment and operation in the exhibition hall must be in compliance with local building codes.
F. Exhibitors must ensure the presence of at least one person at the display booth at all times during the hours of the trade show.
G. Please be courteous to your neighboring exhibitors. The promoter reserves the right to verify and adjust installations and sound levels at all exhibits.
H. No open flames will be allowed.
SECTION 3 – AVAILABLE SERVICES
A. Information Booth: There will be an information booth available. Please refer to the enclosed floor plan. There will be a Trade Show Assistant at the information booth to answer questions.
B. Telephones: No phones will be available at the show so please bring your cell phone if needed.
C. Fire Safety: The Lewiston Fire Department may have officers on duty during the show.
DON’T FORGET TO BRING THESE ITEMS!
• Dolly to transport materials across the gym
• Surge protectors/multi‐outlet power strips
• Cell phone
• Rope or hooks to hang up signs and other materials
• Trash bags
• Extension cords
• Duct tape, masking tape
• Pens, markers, pencils, scissors
The Androscoggin Bank Colisee concession area will be open during lunch. Or exhibitors can purchase a boxed lunch at a cost of $15.00 each
Please order your boxed lunch by May 20th
Call Travis Dow, Show Organizer at 207-577-2721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DIRECTIONS TO TRADE SHOW
Androscoggin Bank Colisee ~ 190 BIRCH STREET, LEWISTON
- From I-95 North ~ Get off at Exit 80 and bear right, or
- From I-95 South ~ Get off at Exit 80 and turn left at the stop sign onto Alfred Plourde Parkway
- Take the Lewiston off ramp (Route 196W) which loops around to Lisbon Street
- Approximately 1.5 miles (four sets of lights), turn right onto East Avenue
- At the second traffic light, take a left onto Bartlett Street
- Take right at stop sign onto Birch Street
- The Longley School will soon be on your right, and the Androscoggin Bank Colisee will be on your left.
DIRECTIONS TO KICK-OFF BREAKFAST PRESENTED BY THE Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Ramada Conference Center ~ 490 PLEASANT STREET, LEWISTON
- From I-95 North ~ Get off at Exit 80. Continue straight ahead. Follow signs for Industrial Park. At traffic light go straight, Hotel is on the left hand side. From I-95 South ~ Get off at Exit 80 and at stop sign make a left. Follow signs for Industrial Park. At traffic light, go straight, Hotel straight ahead on the left.
- From I-95 South ~ Get off at Exit 80 and at stop sign make a left. Follow signs for Industrial Park. At traffic light, go straight, Hotel straight ahead on the left.