NASPGHAN shall have discretion in the interpretation and enforcement of all rules and regulations governing exhibitors. NASPGHAN must approve all layouts for island booths, prior to setup and installation. All matters and questions not covered by these regulations are also at the discretion of NASPGHAN. These rules and regulations may be amended at any time by NASPGHAN, and all amendments, upon notification, shall be equally binding on all parties affected by them. Notifications may be made verbally or in writing before or during the NASPGHAN Meeting, and may be given to any authorized agent, designee or representatives of the exhibitor. All rules and regulations are enforced without exception. By submitting the official Exhibit Space application, the exhibiting company agrees to abide by all rules and regulations outlined in this prospectus. The exhibiting company will be held responsible for the activities of its company representatives, international affiliates, co-marketing partners, third-party contractors, contracted public relations and marketing firms and/or any agency appointed on its behalf. It is the responsibility of the exhibiting company to disseminate the rules and regulations contained within this prospectus among its staff and affiliates.
ADMISSION TO EXHIBIT HALL
All participants affiliated with the exhibits must be registered. The participant must be employed by the exhibitor or have a direct business affiliation. Exhibitor badges must be worn at all times in the exhibit area, and will be required to gain access to the exhibit hall. Badges may not be supplemented with business cards, ribbons (unless supplied by NASPGHAN), company logos. The number of badges issued to each exhibitor may be limited by the Society. Badges will not be mailed in advance and must be picked up on-site at the Exhibitor Registration Desk during the following hours:
Wednesday, November 4 . . . . . . . . . . .1:00pm—5:00pm
Thursday, November 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:00am—5:30pm
Friday, November 6 . . . . . . . .. . . . . . ...9:30am—2:30pm
Saturday, November 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30am—2:00pm
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, NASPGHAN will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. Contact NASPGHAN to make any necessary arrangements. Each exhibitor is responsible for compliance within their assigned space, ensuring access to their booth.
BOOTH/EXHIBITOR CHARACTER & CONDUCT
NASPGHAN holds the exhibitor responsible for the management of his agents or designees. Exhibitors should insure that their exhibits are properly staffed at all times during official exhibit hours. NASPGHAN reserves the right to expel or refuse admittance to any representative whose conduct is, in NASPGHAN’s opinion, not in keeping with the character of the NASPGHAN Meeting. All exhibits must conform to the standards set by the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association, which include the following:
DISTRIBUTION OF GIVEAWAYS/HANDOUTS
- Canvassing or distributing advertising material outside the exhibitors’ own booth is not permitted. Solicitation of business or conferences in the interest of business, except by exhibiting firms is prohibited.
- Contests, lotteries, raffles and games of chance are strictly prohibited, as such activities reflect unfavorably on the character of the meeting. Exhibitors may not register attendees for contests, lotteries, raffle and games of chance that might be conducted during or after the meeting.
With the exception of descriptive company/product literature, all handouts and giveaways must be approved by NASPGHAN prior to the meeting. All items to be distributed must be useful to the participants at the meeting and/or in the professional activities of the booth visitor. As a general rule, note pads, pens and pencils are permitted. No bags or lanyards
of any kind may be distributed. Non-professional products or services cannot be shown or given away and exhibitors are expected to adhere to the professional nature of the event with respect to displays, literature, advertising, novelties, souvenirs, conduct of person etc. Prizes, lotteries, raffles and games of chance are strictly prohibited. Only those items that utilize the name of the organization, company or meeting theme will be permitted upon approval of NASPGHAN. No unapproved items may be distributed. Any exhibitor found distributing materials that have not been officially accepted will be required to cease distribution immediately.
All materials used in the exhibit area must be flameproof and fire resistant in order to conform to local fire ordinances and in accordance with regulations established by the National Association of Fire Underwriters. Crepe paper, corrugated paper, flameproof or otherwise, will not be permitted. Display racks, signs, spotlights and special equipment must be approved before use, and all displays are subject to inspection by the Fire Prevention Bureau. Any exhibits or parts thereof found not to be fireproof may be ordered dismantled. All aisles and exhibits must be kept clear at all times, and fire stations and fire extinguisher equipment are not to be covered or obstructed.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
All products exhibited must have fulfilled all applicable FDA regulations. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to contact the FDA to ensure compliance with the current FDA guidelines. Contact the FDA Office of Compliance regarding your responsibilities under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Exhibitors wishing to insure their exhibit materials, goods and/or wares of exhibits against theft, damage by fire, accident or loss of any kind, must do so at their own expense. Each exhibiting company is responsible for obtaining insurance liability and fire/theft in such amounts as deemed appropriate to comply with its obligations hereunder and or its own protection.
Exhibitor agrees to protect, save, and keep NASPGHAN, Freeman, and the occupied Hotel/Hall forever harmless from any damage or charges imposed for violation of any law or ordinance by the exhibitor, his employees or agents, as well as to strictly comply with the applicable terms and conditions contained in the agreement between NASPGHAN and the occupied Hotel/Hall regarding the exhibition premises; and further, exhibitor shall at all times protect, indemnify, save and keep harmless NASPGHAN, Freeman and the occupied Hotel/Hall against and from any and all loss, cost, damage, liability, or expense which arises out of or from, or by any reason of any act or omission of exhibitor, his employees or agents.
The NASPGHAN Meeting is organized to maximize attendees’ participation in NASPGHAN scientific programs and exhibits. Affiliate/Exhibitor events may not be held during any official NASPGHAN scientific programming or exhibit hours.
REGISTRATION FOR SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS
Exhibitor registration includes entrance into the exhibit hall during exhibit hours. If you wish to attend any of the scientific sessions of the Postgraduate Course and/or the Annual Meeting, you must register separately as a meeting attendee. This can be done via the NASPGHAN website or onsite at the registration desk.
As a courtesy to exhibitors, watchman service for the exhibit area will be furnished during the hours deemed necessary by NASPGHAN. The safekeeping of the exhibitor’s property shall remain the responsibility of the exhibitor. The furnishing of such a service is in no case to be understood or interpreted by exhibitors as a guarantee to them against loss or theft of any kind.
Signs, banners, posters, or flyers advertising a booth, symposium, or any event or activity sponsored by the exhibitor may not be posted or displayed at any location inside or outside the exhibit hall other than the exhibitor’s booth.
The subletting, assignment, or appointment of the whole or any part of space by any exhibitor is prohibited. No exhibitors may permit any other party to exhibit in their space any goods other than those manufactured or handled by the contracting exhibitor, or permit the solicitation of business by others within their space.
USE OF THE NASPGHAN NAME & LOGO
The name, logo and acronym of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition are the exclusive property of and are trademarked by NASPGHAN. They may not be used in any way, for any purpose or at any time without the express written permission of NASPGHAN.