Exhibit Rules & Regulations

Read this section carefully to avoid unnecessary on-site challenges or costly modifications.

These display rules must be adhered to on-site, or your display may have to go through costly alterations before the show opens. The display rules are not meant to limit your ability to showcase your product, but rather to ensure each exhibitor an equal opportunity, within reason, to present their product or service in the most effective manner to the audience. The exhibitor’s responsibility can be summed up quite simply as “Be A Good Neighbor.”

Your agreement to abide by these display rules is a part of the space contract, and they will be strictly enforced by our floor managers at showtime.

Click here to download the PDF file of the Exhibit Rules and Regulations.

Click here for a copy of the Rules Governing Exhibition (back of contract).

Ceiling HeightThe Hyatt Regency Chicago exhibit hall ceiling height is 12' (3.65m). Due to this ceiling height limitations, the facility requests exhibitor hanging signs to be foam core or vinyl since they are hung off the ceiling pipes. Signs should be no higher than 3' (.91m) from top to bottom.

Hanging Sign Regulations: Hanging signs are NOT permitted in Standard or Perimeter booths. Island booths may incorporate hanging signs in their exhibit. Island exhibitors wishing to display a hanging sign above their booth are required to submit a rendering/drawing of the hanging sign to Show Management for approval at mla@heiexpo.com at your earliest convenience. 

Note: Due to the above noted ceiling heights, the facility requests exhibitor hanging signs to be foam core or vinyl. Signs should be no higher than 3' (0.91m) from top to bottom.

Alcohol Regulations: The serving of any alcoholic beverages from any exhibitors booth must be approved in advance by show management. If approved, all service must be ordered from the officially designated provider. Exhibitors are prohibited from serving alcoholic beverages from their booths during the opening reception on Saturday, May 4, with the exception of MLA Sponsors serving wine.

Click here to download the MLA Disclosure Policy and Vendor Guidelines. 

Code of Conduct: Click here to read MLA's code of conduct that outlines procedures to report potential violations. If you feel you are in imminent danger, call police at 911.