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Official Rules and ​Conditions


The Exhibitor agrees to comply with the Application, the Official Rules and Conditions of the Exhibit Prospectus, Exhibitor Service Kit, IAEM Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations, the Master Floor Plan, all union regulations and such conditions as Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Hargrove Inc (Hargrove), and ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas (ARIA) may impose at any time (hereinafter referred to as the Official Rules and Conditions). 

Any violation by the Exhibitor of the Official Rules and Conditions herein may, in EEI’s sole determination, constitute a termination of the Agreement and forfeiture of any monies paid on account. Upon due notice of such termination, EEI shall have the right to take possession of the Exhibitor’s space, remove all persons and properties and hold the Exhibitor accountable for all liability, expenses and damages arising from Exhibitor’s breach/violation of the Official Rules and Conditions.

In addition, EEI may, in its sole determination, refuse to consider the Exhibitor for participation in future shows if the Exhibitor violates or fails to abide by all rules and conditions set forth herein.

Space Rental Information

You may rent a single 10’ x10’ space or combine two (2) booths side by side. Each 10’ x 10’ booth space includes: 8’ high background drape; 3’ high side rail drapes; and an Exhibitor identification sign. 

You will also receive two complimentary exhibitor personnel registrations per 10’ x10’ booth, with the option of purchasing additional registrations at the reduced Associate member fee, contingent upon reserving hotel rooms under the official EEI block at the headquarters hotel.

This discounted fee is intended only for exhibitor personnel staffing the booths. Other representatives participating in hospitality functions or other supplier events are required to register.

Booth Fees

EEI Associate Member price: $6,000

Non-EEI member price: $8,000

Full payment is due 30 days after space is confirmed by EEI.

Space Assignments and Priority Points

The first round of space assignments will be made according to points earned for participation in past shows. Exhibitors will earn one priority point for each of the following:

  • 10’ x 10’ booth space rented
  • Consecutive year of exhibiting
  • $5,000 of corporate sponsorship

February 11, 2014Space assignments for priority point holders begins.

February 18, 2014Priority points will not apply after this date. Booth assignments for the first round to be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Points are forfeited for non-consecutive participation, nonpayment of rental or registration fees, dismantling the booth before scheduled tear down time, or for sponsoring events that conflict with official functions.

EEI cannot guarantee that a supplier exhibiting similar or related products will not be located in nearby or adjoining booths. EEI reserves the right to reconfigure booth space as necessary. EEI retains the right, in its sole determination, to refuse or deny any application submitted, in which case any payment shall be refunded. An application will be considered approved when executed by the Exhibitor and countersigned by EEI.

Full payment is due 30 days after booth assignment is confirmed by EEI.

Failure to make final payment by the deadline will result in forfeiture of booth space.


It is understood that this Agreement is a license, not a lease, and that no leasehold or tenancy is intended to be or shall be created as a result of this Agreement

Subletting Space

Exhibitors shall not assign, sublet, share or apportion the whole or any part of the space allotted, or have representatives, products, equipment, signs or printed materials from other than its own firm in the said exhibit space without the prior written consent of EEI. If such consent is given, the Exhibitor shall be liable for and shall assume full responsibility for the conduct, negligence, errors, acts and omissions of the assignee or sublicensee and all its representatives.

Exhibit Booth Display Regulations

The IAEM Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations have been adopted as the official regulations for display construction. A copy of the Guidelines will be made available upon request to EEI. Requests for variance from the Guidelines must be submitted to EEI for consideration by April 1, 2014. Exhibitors are not allowed to obstruct the view, occasion injury or adversely affect the displays of other Exhibitors. The general appearance of the show must take precedence over that of any individual exhibit and EEI may, in its sole determination, require rearrangement, at the Exhibitor’s expense, of any display in violation of the Guidelines.

No banners or signs may be hung from the ceiling of the exhibit hall or displayed in the registration and exhibit hall foyers or on any columns or walls.

Any exposed or unfinished portions of an exhibitor’s booth structure must be properly draped by the Official Service Contractor, Hargrove, at the exhibitor’s expense.

Display material must be contained within the exhibitor’s contracted booth space.

Prohibited Displays

The items set forth herein, including but not limited to, animals, reptiles, birds, rodents, fish, insects and helium balloons, may not be used as part of any exhibit. Cold air balloons are permitted with the written consent of EEI. The use or storage of any flammable liquids, gases or other materials is strictly prohibited.

Installation and Dismantling

Displays must be completely assembled by 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, and properly staffed at least 15 minutes prior to opening. Booth staffing requirements are at the discretion of the Exhibitor. Displays may not be dismantled prior to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Any space not claimed and occupied by 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, will be forfeited by Exhibitor and may be used, resold or reassigned by EEI without obligation on the part of EEI for any refund whatsoever. However, if the freight has arrived, EEI reserves the right to engage any necessary labor to get the booth fully set-up by the time the show opens with all charges allocated to the Exhibitor.

Dismantling of displays prior to the scheduled time will result in withholding of post-show attendee list and loss of priority point status for future shows.

Official Service Contractor

Hargrove, Inc. is the official service contractor and must be used for material handling, rigging, electrical, plumbing, vacuuming, custom cleaning and other services that the facility or applicable labor agreements require Hargrove to perform unless the facility performs any of these services on an exclusive basis. All mechanical equipment used for the event, including but not limited to forklifts, cranes, pallet jacks, Genielifts and scaffolding, must be exclusively provided by Hargrove.

Exhibitor–Appointed Contractors

Exhibitor-appointed contractors must conform to these Official Rules and Conditions. Exhibitor-appointed contractors are required to advise EEI of their intent to service Exhibitor at least 60 days prior to the Expo and to send a certificate of insurance naming EEI as additional insured.  The certificate must be sent directly to EEI and to Hargrove no later than April 1, 2014.

Vendor Code of Conduct

All Exhibitors/Suppliers and their representatives shall conduct themselves in a manner consistent with standards of decency and good taste. EEI reserves the right to regulate and/or restrict exhibits to a reasonable noise level and to suitable methods of operation and display of materials.

Exhibitors and their representatives shall not enter into another Exhibitor’s space without permission or when unattended. Attendants, models and other employees must confine their activities to the contracted exhibit space.

Vendor-sponsored social functions conflicting with the timing of the official Schedule of Events are strictly prohibited. Non-compliance with this policy will result in the loss of priority point status and/or the opportunity to participate in future shows in EEI’s sole determination. The post-show attendee list will also be withheld. Representatives attending only to staff hospitality events must register for the Convention.

Corporate Sponsorships

To avoid conflict with official Convention sponsorships, no other logo bags or badge lanyards are to be distributed to attendees by Exhibitors. EEI retains the right to confiscate any items that compete with official corporate sponsorships.

Booth Staff Registrants

The deadline to submit the exhibitor registration forms for booth personnel is May 9, 2014. The forms shall designate the individuals who are entitled to the complimentary Exhibitor registrations and additional Exhibitor personnel who must pay the registration fee. Only these individuals will be permitted to staff the exhibit booths during show hours.

Non-compliance with this policy will result in withholding of pre-show attendee lists and Exhibitor will be prohibited from setting up booth in Exhibit Hall.

Show Directory

Exhibitor shall display only its own products or services for which it is the duly authorized representative and shall cause all such products/services exhibited by it to be listed in the official show Exhibitor Directory. EEI shall not be responsible for errors or omissions in the Exhibitor Directory and reserves the right to edit all submitted content.

The deadline for submitting content is April 3, 2014. All descriptions must be 100 words or less and must be sent in a Microsoft® Word Document via e-mail to Please be sure to include your company’s URL.


The Exhibitor agrees to comply with all union regulations and to abide by all agreements between EEI, Hargrove, and ARIA or any of its agents and to abide by all Official Rules and Conditions.

Compliance with Laws and Rules

Exhibitor must comply with all existing or amended Federal, state, city and other local and jurisdictional laws, regulations and rules that might be in force before and during the Convention.


Exhibitors shall not distribute, or permit to be distributed, any advertising matter, literature, souvenir items or promotional materials in or about the exhibit or meeting areas except within the confines of the Exhibitor’s own contracted space.

Photography – Video – Recording

No display, performance or event presented at the show shall be photographed, videotaped, broadcast or recorded for commercial use, sale or distribution of any kind.

Exhibitors shall not photograph or video tape the display or product of another Exhibitor without the prior written consent of EEI and the Exhibitor involved. 

EEI reserves the right to photograph and/or video tape any display at the show for use in RFPs, future promotional materials and otherwise as determined by EEI.

Music, Photographs and Other Cop​yrighted Material

Each Exhibitor is solely responsible for obtaining all necessary licenses and permits to use music, photographs or other copyrighted material in the Exhibitor’s booth or display. No Exhibitor will be permitted to play, broadcast or perform music or use any other copyrighted material, such as photographs or other artistic works without first presenting to EEI proof satisfactory that the Exhibitor has, or does not need, a license to use such music or copyrighted material.

EEI reserves the right to remove from the exhibit all or any part of any booth or display which incorporates music, photographs or other copyrighted  material and for which the Exhibitor fails to produce the proof that the Exhibitor holds all required licenses.

The Exhibitor shall remain liable for and shall indemnify and hold harmless EEI, its members, officers, directors, employees, agents, and assigns from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, injuries, awards, fines, government charges, and liability of any kind — together with all costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys’ fees in connection with its display or presence at the Expo arising from or out of any violation or infringement (or claimed violation or infringement) by Exhibitor, Exhibitor’s agents or employees, of any patent, copyright or trade secret rights or privileges.

Fire Code Regul​ations

All displays must be designed and built to meet applicable fire, safety, and building codes. The use or storage of any flammable liquids, gases or other materials is strictly prohibited. Displays must not block the view of, or impede access to, fire alarm boxes, fire hose cabinets, fire extinguishers, or other safety equipment.


The Exhibitor is responsible for all damages to any property caused by Exhibitor personnel.

Liability and Insu​rance

EEI shall not be held liable to the Exhibitor for, and is thereby released from liability for, any damage, loss, harm or injury to the person or property of the Exhibitor or any of its officers, agents, employees, or other representatives or assigns, and any claims for such damage, loss, harm or injury are hereby expressly waived by the Exhibitor, its officers, agents, employees or other representatives or assigns, whenever such claims result from theft, fire, water, accident, rain, wind, snow, labor strikes, or any other cause.

The Exhibitor shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless EEI, Hargrove, ARIA, and their members, officers, directors, employees, agents, and assigns from and against, any and all claims, demands, losses, actions, causes of actions, damages, injuries, awards, fines, government charges, and liability of any kind — together with all costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys’ fees, for injury to and death of persons, damage to or any loss of property which are caused by, arise from or grow out of the Exhibitor’s use or occupancy of the premises or from any breach by the Exhibitor of any condition of this contract, or from any negligence, error, act or omission of the Exhibitor, or any of their officers, agents, employees or other representatives or assigns.

It shall solely be the Exhibitor’s responsibility to obtain adequate insurance to participate in this event. It is recommended that insurance policies include provision to protect goods in a trade show environment. Hargrove will provide information on obtaining insurance on request.

Food and Beverag​e Service

Exhibitors must request written permission from EEI before serving any food and beverage in their contracted exhibit space. No alcoholic beverages are to be served within an exhibit space. Food and/or beverage items served within an Exhibitor’s contracted space must be provided by ARIA. Preparation of food within the contracted exhibit space is prohibited and service may not take place during installation and dismantling.

Disruption of Sh​ow

If, because of fire, war, labor strikes, picketing, exhibit facility construction or renovation project, government regulation, public catastrophe, bomb threats, act of God or the public enemy or other cause beyond the control of EEI, the Show or any part thereof is prevented from being held, is canceled in whole or in part by EEI, or the exhibit space becomes unavailable, EEI shall not be liable to the Exhibitor.

Sale or Transfer of Exhibitor's B​usiness

In the event of the sale or transfer of a substantial portion of the assets of Exhibitor’s business or of the controlling stock interest in Exhibitor’s business, or in the event of a substantial change in management of the Exhibitor, EEI may, in its sole determination, terminate this Agreement.


In the event Exhibitor files for bankruptcy or is declared bankrupt, EEI may, in its sole determination, terminate this Agreement.

Closing of Ex​hibit

If Exhibitor or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates is on strike, resulting in picketing or a similar type of demonstration in or near Aria, EEI reserves the right to terminate this Agreement immediately, close the display and remove the Exhibitor’s property from the exhibit space without liability of any kind or nature to Exhibitor.

Americans with Disabilities Act

ARIA shall be responsible for compliance with all accessibility requirements and labor accommodation requirements under the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Exhibitor agrees to comply with any provisions of the ADA which are applicable to the Exhibitor and its display.


Failure to comply with the payment deadline, thirty days after space assignment is confirmed by EEI, will result in cancellation of this Agreement and booth space will be forfeited. After April 3, 2014, the full rental fee must accompany applications. All such sums that are retained or are owing shall be deemed liquidated damages. Notwithstanding, EEI shall have the right to pursue any other legal remedy granted by law in the event the Exhibitor defaults or fails to exhibit pursuant to the Official Rules and Conditions.

Cancellations must be received on or before April 3, 2014, for a refund, less 50% of booth fee. No refunds will be made after this date.

Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed, construed and enforced by the laws of the District of Columbia as if it is an agreement made and to be performed entirely within the District of Columbia.


This Agreement may not be amended or modified without a writing signed by both parties hereto. 

​EEI Staff Contact

Tony Odett