Setup And Dismantle Info


Monday, June 6:
 Floor closed
Tuesday, June 7:  By appointment only.
*Email Sergio Camargo at:
Wednesday, June 8 – Saturday, June 11: 8:00 a.m. –   4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 12: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.              

If you plan to start your set-up on Tuesday, June 7, you must request access to the booths on the 7th floor from Show Management by calling (312) 527-7587 and send your shipment to the warehouse by May 22.

All exhibits must be set up by 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.  No construction, arranging or setting up of exhibits – including deliveries or moving of products are permitted during show hours.

Please note that display materials must adhere to Chicago Fire Department Rules and Regulation.  If you require further information, please contact our Exhibitor Services Team at (312) 527-7587.

Note:  Exhibitors may hand-carry small items; the use of handcarts, flatbeds, or dollies is not permitted.  Our Material Handling Staff is on hand to facilitate such moves.

Exhibitors may break down their booths during the following posted hours.

Wednesday, June 15: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
*Return of Empties and Packing Only.

Thursday, June 16 : 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Packing Only – All bills of Lading must be turned into the freight desk by 3:00 p.m.

Friday, June 17: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*Freight Pick Up – 7th Floor

Show Management / MMPI will handle the standard refurbishing of booth walls.   Excessive damage to wall panels will be the responsibility of the individual exhibitors.


You have the option of employing your own union labor to assist with the installation of your booth.   If you choose to use the services of an outside contractor, we ask that you return the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor form.

Exhibitors who wish to employ EACs should make known to them the following guidelines:

  1. The EAC shall be given the right to provide services requested of them by an exhibitor in set-up and dismantling on the show floor, and shall have the right to utilize qualified employees registered in advance.
  2. Services shall not conflict with labor regulations or contracts including jurisdictions claimed by local labor unions. The EAC shall adhere to the rules and regulations in this manual.
  3. The EAC shall possess a valid public liability and property damage insurance policy for at least $2,000,000. The certificate of insurance must name MMPI, Merchandise Mart L.L.C., Vornado Realty Trust and Vornado Realty L.P. as additional insured.
  4. The EAC shall have a true and valid work order from an exhibitor in advance of the show move-in date and shall not solicit business on the show floor or during move-in or move-out dates.
  5. The EAC will share with MMPI all reasonable costs related to their operation including overtime pay for stewards, restoration of the exhibit space to its initial condition, etc.
  6. The EAC shall cooperate fully with MMPI, especially with regard to the efficient utilization of labor.

Any labor personnel working in your booth must be one of the following:

  • Your own company personnel
  • Depending on the type of work being done, union labor may be required. See Union Regulations for additional information.
  • Exhibitor appointed contractor
  • EAC’s must comply with guidelines regarding EAC’s. See Exhibitor Appointed Contractors for additional information.
  • MMPI Union Labor
  • To order labor, please refer to the Installation/Dismantle Labor Request Form. Additional guidelines regarding Labor should be reviewed on this form.

All orders for dismantling labor must be confirmed no later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday June 14, 2016.

Union labor will be required for certain aspects of your exhibit handling, including installation and dismantling of all systems furniture. You may set up your exhibit display if one person can accomplish the task in less than ½ hour, without the use of tools and the booth is 100 sq ft (10×10) or smaller.  Your personnel may work along with a union installer.  The use of power tools, including battery operated tools, and ladders are strictly prohibited.  Any such work must be completed by union labor.

You may address questions regarding the specific union regulations that apply to carpentry, signage, electrical installation, or materials handling for your display to (312) 527-7587. For Chicago Fire Department Rules and Regulations, please click here.