terminology

Application

The form you need to complete to apply for an exhibition stand. Once accepted by the organiser, the application normally becomes your contract.

 

Booth

An American term for an exhibition stand. Often refers to a 3m x 3m stand with basic walls and flooring.

 

Cancellation Fee

The fee which forms part of the booking agreement that an exhibitor forfeits if they cancel. Should the exhibition be cancelled, overall professional organisers will refund deposits in total.

 

Carpet squares

Most exhibition floors are covered by 1m x 1m carpet tiles held down by carpet tape.

 

Contractor

A company that provides a service relating to the event, e.g. furniture, freight, etc.

 

Coreflute

Plastic version of cardboard with corrugation in the middle and smooth sides. Frequently used as backing for signage.

 

Corinthian Panels/Seamless

A form of exhibition walling. Normally 1m x 2.4m. Originally came from Frontrunner covered doors hence the name Corinthian, now made of 2” x 1” batons and ply. Has the advantage of providing a flat and durable surface.

 

Corner Stand

2 open sides and 2 walls.

 

Fascia

Structure of 300mm board that runs at a height of 2.1m around the perimeter of the stand and connects to walls that displays company name and generally stand lighting is attached to it.

 

Flood Light

More premium lighting that may need to be ordered in addition, however provides a whiter light and broader spread of light. Ideal for lighting a larger area.

 

Floor plan

The layout of an exhibition or event, showing all the stands and major show features.

 

Foamex

Backing/sub-straight used for signage. Compressed foam with a plastic on the outside.

 

 

Framelock

An Australian designed modular construction system used to construct exhibition stands. Comprises square poles, flat panels and other accessories for flexible yet affordable stand design.

 

Frontrunner

Fabric that covers the walls and is Velcro-compatible.

 

Inline or Standard Stand

1 open side, 2 side walls and a back wall.

 

Island Stand

4 open sides and no walls.

 

Loading dock

The area normally located at the back of the venue where goods may be unloaded and brought into the venue. Normally there is a wait during peak times. Forklift services or trolley hire may be available for a small charge.  Check this with the organisers.

 

Manual

Most organisers issue an Exhibitor Manual or Exhibitor Services Kit to each exhibitor once they have contracted to an event. The manual will generally include an information section, checklists, order forms and catalogues for additional services.

 

Modular package

Package normally consisting of walls, carpet, fascia, sign and spotlights.

 

Move-in/Move-out

The period designated by event organiser to set up your stand or pack up after the event. Move-in/out periods are also deemed ‘construction zones’ which means high visibility vests and enclosed footwear must be worn.

 

No Build Zones

An area designated by the venue which cannot have any construction due to egress and access to fire hydrants.

 

Venue

The building where the event is being staged.

BCEC – short name for the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

EPIC – short name for Exhibition Park In Canberra.

MCEC or Jeff’s Shed – This is a nick-name for the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, named after Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett.

PCEC – short name for the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre.

RAS – short name for the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds.

SCEC or Darling Harbour – General reference to the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre located at Darling Harbour.

SEC@GI – short name for Sydney exhibition Centre at Glebe Island

Showgrounds – can refer to the Sydney Showgrounds, Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, Perth Showgrounds etc.