Exhibitor Center

December 16 Exhibitor Conference Call
We will begin shortly!
Audio is broadcast through your computer.
Alternatively you may dial in at:
in the US & Canada
Welcome & Thank You!
• The purpose of this call is informational, and to highlight important dates and
tasks related to DesignCon 2014. Goal is to start optional Q&A at 11:30 AM.
• Questions may be asked via the chat feature. They may be asked at any time,
but may not be addressed until the end of the call.
• 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST
– The Basics: Dates, Hours, Registering, Hotels, Move in and out
– What Dates & Tasks Must I Keep In Mind As I Prepare for the Show?
• Discount Rates, App, Press List
– What Are Things I Can Quickly Cross Off My List?
• Forms, Exhibitor Listing
• 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST
– Optional Q&A
Who’s Leading the Call?
Keri Schnakenburg
Operations Manager
[email protected]
Important Co-Workers
Sponsorship Logistics:
Thomas Amaral, Senior Operations Manager
[email protected]
GES Contact for Exhibitors:
Call (800) 475-2098 or (702) 515-5970
Monday - Friday 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST
Meg Leche, National Account Manager, GES
Official Vendors
Catering – Aramark
Decorator/General Service Contractor – GES
Internet – SmartCity
Audio Visual – ETS
Lead Retrieval – ITN
Plant & Floral – Organized Events
Hotel – Hyatt Santa Clara and Avatar
The Basics
• Conference: Tuesday-Friday, January 28-31
• Exhibits: Wednesday- Thursday, January 29-30
• Location: Santa Clara Convention Center & Hyatt
Regency Santa Clara
• Booth Staff Registration: Access through Exhibitor
Center in DesignCon
• Exhibitor Service Manual: Access through GES
Online - Expresso
Exhibitor Center
What is it?
• Webpage on event website that is resource for
exhibitor information and exhibition details.
• Links and information for Virtual Press Office,
Exhibitor Invites, Press List, Booth Staff Reg,
Company & Product Listings, & Media Center
Exhibitor Service Manual
• Access via Exhibitor Center
• Direct Link: https://ordering.ges.com/024600084
• Requires GES Online - Expresso log in
ESM Screen Shot
Pass Types
• Exhibitor Booth Staff
– For people who need to set up your booth
– Allows entry to Exhibit Hall during set up and tear down hours
• Transferable All Access Conference Pass
– Can be picked up at Exhibitor Registration Desk & can be passed
around amongst your staff
• All Access Passes in Sponsorships
– Are issued a promo code: contact Kristen Nicasio,
[email protected]
Move In & Move Out
Move In:
Tuesday, January 28 from 8:00am – 5:00pm
SHOW READY: 10:00 AM, Wednesday
Move Out:
Thursday, January 30 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, January 31 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rules & Regulations
• Please review the Rules and Regulations
• Please review Code of Conduct
I Want To Break A Rule
• Please submit Variance Requests on or before
January 8th
• This form is for exceeding height restrictions,
signage placement, overhead banner hanging,
• Form can be found in the Rules and Regulations
section of the ESM
Thursday, December 19
– ITN Lead Retrieval early rate expires
Monday, January 6
– GES discount rate expires at 5pm
Wednesday, January 8
– EAC Form and COI
– Variance Requests
Friday, January 10
– ETS Audio Visual rate expires
Thursday, January 16
– ITN Lead Retrieval pre-show rate expires
What Can I Cross Off My List?
Review Rules and Regulations
Review Code of Conduct
Company and Product Listings
Log in for GES OnLine - Expresso
Press List

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