Franchise Expo Chicago 2019 Setup Manual
 

General Show Information

 
SHOW DATES AND HOURS
Friday, September 13
Saturday, September 14

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Children under the age of 18 are NOT permitted on the show floor at any time during exhibitor move in or exhibitor move out. Children under the age of 18 are only permitted on the show floor during show days and must be with an adult at all times. All children under the age of 18 must leave the show floor at 4:00 pm on Saturday once the show closes. They cannot stay on the show floor during breakdown or move out.
 
SHOW LOCATION
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Hall G
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
847-692-2220
Website: www.rosemont.com
 
CONFERENCE DATES AND HOURS
Friday
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Conference Location: Level 1 Meeting Rooms
 
EXHIBITOR HOURS
Thursday, September 12 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFreight and Exhibitor Move In*
Friday, September 13 8:30 am - 4:00 pmShow Floor Opens at 10:00 am**
Saturday, September 14 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Show Floor Opens at 10:00 am**
Exhibitor Move-Out***


* All freight trucks should check in by 2:00 pm. All booths must be set up by Thursday. Set up is NOT permitted on Friday. Straight time labor ends at 4:00 pm. Overtime rates prevail after 4:00 pm.

** Franchise Expo Chicago Exhibitor Coffee is available to all exhibitors in the Supplier Section of the Show Floor from 8:30 am - 9:30 am Friday thru Saturday.

*** Show closes at 4:00 pm. Breakdown starts on Saturday at 4:00 pm. Any exhibitor breaking down their booth display prior to 4:00 pm will be charged a penalty fee. RES will begin returning empty shipping containers at approximately 4:00 pm (after aisle carpet removal). We estimate empty return process to take approximately 2 hours. MOVE OUT - EXHIBITORS MUST BE REMOVED BY 8:00 pm on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. All carriers must check in no later than 4:00 pm Saturday, September 14. Please keep in mind when scheduling labor and freight pick up, labor and material handling on Saturday is billed as overtime.
 
BOOTH EQUIPMENT AND SET UP
Each linear booth* will receive blue tuxdo carpet, 6' black draped table, two chairs, and waste basket along with 8 high back wall drape (Black) and 4 side rail drape (Black). A one-line identification sign will be provided to all linear booth spaces indicating the name of the booth.

Daily vacuuming is NOT included as part of your booth price. Please order cleaning from the booth cleaning order form in the RES Services.

Exhibitors that are cooking or distributing food samples, please order daily porter service from Rosemont Decorating Services.
 
ADVANCE SHIPPING TO WAREHOUSE
This is the preferred method of shipping. Shipments sent to the advanced warehouse will be delivered to your booth by Thursday, September 12. Advanced shipments can arrive beginning August 14, but no later than 4:00 pm on September 11 (warehouse receiving hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm).

Address for Advance Shipping:

Franchise Expo Chicago
Exhibiting Company Name and Booth #
c/o (RES) Rosemont Exposition Services
3412 N. River Road
Franklin Park, IL 60131
 
DIRECT SHIPPING TO DONALD E. STEPHENS CONVENTION CENTER
Shipments can arrive direct at show site on Thursday, September 12 (receiving hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm). Please note: shipments received at the convention center prior to September 12 will NOT be accepted.

Address for Direct Shipping:

Franchise Expo Chicago
Name of Exhibiting Company and Booth Number
c/o (RES) Rosemont Exposition Services
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Hall G
9300 Williams Street
Rosemont, IL 60018
 
VEHICLE EXHIBITORS
Exhibitors planning on having a vehicle in their booth space as part of their display during the Franchise Expo Chicago, please contact our Operations Manager at 201-881-1658 or email: martin.joksimovic@comexposium.com.
 
FOOD EXHIBITORS
Exhibitors planning on cooking or distributing food and beverage samples, please contact our Operations Manager at 201-881-1658 or email: martin.joksimovic@comexposium.com.
 
EXHIBITOR COFFEE
All Exhibitors are invited to enjoy coffee served in the supplier section of the show floor 8:30 am-9:30 am Friday thru Saturday.