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General Policies

Attendee Policies

Each visitor is expected to conduct himself or herself in a courteous manner and respect the rights of SEMICON West exhibitors and other show attendees. Smoking is not allowed inside the Moscone Convention Center at any time.  Badges must be worn on the show floor and at all official SEMICON events, programs and meetings.

Age Limit

Children 12-17 years old are allowed on the exhibit floor only during exhibition hours provided they are accompanied by an adult.  Each child must be registered and must wear their badge when on the Show floor. Children under 12 years old are not allowed on the exhibit floor at any time. 

Suitcasing & Outboarding

Suitcasing refers to those non-exhibiting companies or persons who go to shows as an attendee but "work the aisles" from their suitcase (briefcase) and solicit business in the aisles or lobby area.

Outboarding refers to non-exhibiting companies that set up exhibits at off-site locations—hotel hospitality suites or restaurants—and encourage show attendees to leave the show floor.  Off-site events held during show hours diminish the size and diffuse the quality of the audience available to legitimate exhibitors.  

Full Suitcasing and Outboarding Policy

Photography

Photography is NOT permitted of ANY exhibit. Attendees are not allowed to bring photographic equipment on the exhibit floor during Show hours. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phone cameras, digital cameras, film cameras and video cameras. Only SEMI, the exclusive Show photographer or credentialed news media will be allowed to photograph exhibits during Show hours. Please immediately notify Show Management or Security of any unauthorized photography.

Exhibitor Policies

Insurance

Show Management does not require you to submit proof of insurance; however, Show Management requires Exhibitors to carry insurance that adequately covers the exhibitor and its property from theft, public liability, product liability, property damage, personal injury and other loss or liability that may be incurred at or in connection with the Show.  You should name the Association, Freeman Decorating Company and the Moscone Convention Center as additional insurers.

Code of Conduct

Show Management wants your exhibition at SEMICON West to be successful. Exhibitors at SEMICON West should conduct themselves professionally with honesty and integrity in their business practices.

Exhibit Space Considerations

Be considerate of other exhibitors. Under no circumstances should you enter any other exhibitor’s display area uninvited or when unattended. Not only is your presence in your company’s booth absolutely vital to serving your customers and potential customers, but also you help set an example for others.  Wandering into other booths disrupts exhibitors who are with clients.  This is unprofessional and reflects badly on your company and you personally.

Photography

Photography of any exhibit or product is prohibited and will result in expulsion from the Show. Exhibitors are not allowed to bring photographic equipment on the exhibit floor during Show hours. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phone cameras, digital cameras, film cameras and video cameras. Exhibitors may photograph their own exhibit/products prior to Show opening or after the Show closes. Only SEMI, the exclusive Show photographer or credentialed news media will be allowed to photograph exhibits during Show hours. Please immediately notify Show Management or Security of any unauthorized photography. Arrangements can be made to have your exhibit photographed during Show hours with the exclusive Show photographer, Convention Photo by Joe Orlando, Inc.

Suitcasing and Outboarding

In order to protect our valued exhibitors and the investment you have made in participating in SEMICON West, SEMI rules strictly prohibit solicitation, “suitcasing” or “outboarding” by attendees who transact business at the show or in SEMICON West hotels and do not have exhibit booths. These practices are considered unethical and are condemned by Show Management.

Full Suitcasing and Outboarding Policy

 

 

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