Rules & Regulations
Please note the important information below which will highlight several key components that each exhibitor MUST adhere to when exhibiting at ICE.
Display & Height Information
AAPG follows the IAEE Display Rules & Regulations - please make note of these when designing/planning.
- All activities must be confined to your assigned space.
- Unfinished portions of pop-up displays must be covered. Pop-up framework, raw wood or cardboard wings must be painted or appropriately covered if visible from another booth.
- It is absolutely forbidden to paint and/or make carpentry jobs inside the Hotel.
- No bolts, nails, tacks, screws, pins, adhesive, or other devices of any description likely to deface or damage walls, floors, hard wall/MIS panels, furniture, or other furnishings shall be used on surfaces in the Hilton unless otherwise approved in writing from ICE Show Management.
- Hotel’s carpet must be protected at all times while loading and unloading.
- Exhibitors agree to be responsible for any damage caused by their display or personnel to the Hilton. All move-in and move-out of exhibits must be done only through designated loading docks, freight doors, and freight elevators. The main lobbies, escalators and passenger elevators are not to be used for this purpose. Exhibitors should verify show security arrangements and times for move-in and move-out to avoid problems with unattended equipment and materials.
- ICE Show Management reserves the right to restrict or remove exhibits and/or exhibitors, which in its sole judgment, because of noise, inappropriately attired personnel, or any other reason, are or become objectionable or, which in its sole judgment, may detract from the character of the Convention. Neither AAPG, SEG or Show Management, if other than AAPG or SEG, or any employee, agent, officer, director, or representative thereof, shall have any liability, whether to any exhibitor or otherwise, as a result of such restriction or removal.
The height maximum for booths at ICE is:
- Inline Stands (8 feet | 2.4 meters)
- Peninsula Stands (8 feet | 2.4 meters)
- Perimeter Stands (12 feet | 3.6 meters)
- Island Stands (20 feet | 6.0 meters)
Any variance from these guidelines must be included with your Stand Rendering and Height Information Form and is subject to approval. Deadline for height variance requests and booth drawing submissions is 25 July 2019.
Stand Rendering and Height Information Form
Photography & Sound
- Photographing and video recording of other exhibitors’ displays is strictly prohibited.
- All exhibitors must obtain Show Management’s written approval to have any photographers or video recording arranged at their booth.
- Sound equipment may be used in your booth so long as the noise level does not disrupt the activities of neighboring exhibitors. Speakers and other sound devices should be positioned so as to direct sound into the booth rather than into the aisle. Sound and noise should not exceed 85 decibels. You should be aware that music played in your booth, whether live or recorded, may be subject to laws governing the use of copyrighted compositions. ASCAP, BMI and SESAC are three authorized licensing organizations that collect copyright fees on behalf of composers and publishers of music.
Exhibitor Behavior and Performance
• All efforts to advertise, demonstrate and operate an exhibition must be conducted so as to not trespass on the rights of other exhibitors. No exhibit will be permitted to interfere with the use of other exhibits or impede access to them or the free use of the aisles. AAPG ICE Show Management reserves the right to limit and/or restrict operations which, for any reason, might be considered objectionable, without any liability for refund and/or damage fees.
Fire and Safety Information
- Children under the age of 16 are NOT allowed in the halls during build up or break down.
- No animals or pets are permitted in the facility except as required for use as a guide/assistance dog.
- Fire Safety
- Flowers and foliage (artificial), paper, cardboard or compressed paperboard, plastic materials, split wood, textiles and any other material used for festive decorations are prohibited.
- Wallpaper is permissible if pasted securely to walls or wallboard backing
- The use of the following materials indoors shall be prohibited: acetate fabrics, corrugated paper, combustible material used for covering tables or for skirting tables.
- Unless otherwise approved, flammable or combustible and/or compressed gases shall not be used or displayed. Where approved for display cylinders containing compressed gases shall be protected against mechanical damage and shall be stored on racks or by other accepted devices designed to hold them securely in place.
Parking and Motor Vehicle Information
- Parking is located at the hotel and is AR$400 per day.
- The Parking is managed by an external company (not the Hilton)
- Valet Parking is also available
- Motor Vehicles
- Any intention to have a motor vehicle inside an exhibit stand must be made known to ICE Show Management no later than 15 July 2019.
- All petrol-fueled motor vehicles or other petrol engine equipment fitted with a fuel tank, including boats, plant or machinery, must comply with the following:
The fuel tanks of motor vehicles manufactured prior to 1984 must contain only sufficient fuel to move the vehicle in and out of the hall, due to the absence of safety features which prevents leakage.
- Fuel tanks of motor vehicles manufactured after 1984 may contain fuel
- Fuel tanks on all other petrol engine equipment MUST REMAIN EMPTY
- The fuel tank must be sealed and wherever possible, with a lockable cap
- Vehicles may require a drip tray and must be positioned with the boundaries of the stand so that any protrusions, doors, tail lifts etc. do not infringe the stand perimeter.
- The running of engines during the open period of an exhibition is strictly prohibited.
- For vehicles required to operate as part of a moving demonstration, “pit” positions must be clearly defined and agreed with the venue. Suitable fire extinguishers must be provided.
- Filling or emptying of fuel tanks inside the hall is strictly prohibited.
Insurance and Indemnification Information
Insurance & Indemnification
All exhibitors are required to have insurance coverage to cover all contingencies, including but not limited to fire, theft, property damage (especially in transit), business interruption, liabilities and worker’s compensation.
- Each exhibitor assumes the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damages and claims arising out of exhibitor’s activities on the Convention Center premises and will indemnify, defend and hold harmless ICE Show Management, the ExCeL London, their agents, and employees from any and all such losses, damages, and claims.
- Neither ICE Show Management nor the Hilton Buenos Aires maintain insurance covering the exhibitor’s property or lost revenue and it is the sole responsibility of the exhibitor to obtain such insurance.
Each exhibitor agrees to and shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless ICE Show Management, the Hilton Buenos Aires and their respective Members, Officers, Directors, Agents and Employees from all costs, liabilities, claims, damages or expenses, including without limitation claims for personal and bodily injury or property damage, arising out of or associated with exhibitor’s use or occupancy of or exhibition in any part of the Convention Center, including without limitation any work done by or any act, neglect or omission of exhibitor or its employees, agents, contractors, and invitees in connection with such use, occupancy, or exhibition.
Note Additional Insurance Required Prior to the Event
Civil Liability (RC): This is required insurance to cover the exhibitor of any accident that may occur to a visitor, who does not belong to the exhibiting company.
Work Accident Insurance (SAT): This insurance must cover ALL people that the exhibitor hires to work at the stand, during assembly, disarming, and during the operation of the event. This refers to individuals hired and not a company. Must be clarified in advance. This ensures and helps to prevent the illegal recruitment of personnel to work on stands at exhibitions.