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Convention Center Guidelines

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Accessing the Exhibit Hall

  • Closed-toed shoes are required in the exhibit hall during set-up and tear-down.
  • No one under the age of 21 is permitted in the exhibit hall at any time, this includes but not limited to conference functions, move-in and move-out.

Move-In & Move-Out

Under NO circumstances shall anyone attempt to move-in or move-out any exhibit materials or other items through the main entrance areas of the facility without prior approval from the Event Manager. The lobby and meeting room carpet/tile must be protected with visqueen or other approved covering before adding or removing exhibits, registration counters, freight, etc. Any deviation from this procedure must be approved by MCC Management. See Floor Care on page 9.

Contractor Entrance

All event personnel, service contractors, temporary help, and other workers affiliated with an event shall enter and leave by way of the entrance labeled “Contractor Entrance” located on the south side of the building at 700 Korean Veterans Boulevard. See Marshalling Yard map on page 22 of the full event planning guide.

Decorations in Exhibit Hall

To maintain the interior appearance of the facility, MCC has established the following guidelines for decorations and signage.

  • Signage or decor cannot obstruct any fire suppression equipment or exit.
  • Under NO circumstances are helium balloons or adhesive-backed decals (except nametags) to be given away or used in the building. Any costs incurred by MCC from the use or removal of these items will be charged to the Exhibitor at the prevailing rate.
  • Decorations, signs, banners, and streamers may not be attached, taped, nailed, or otherwise fastened to any ceiling, window, equipment, painted surface, or wall of MCC. Any special decorations or signs must be approved by Show Management and MCC Management.
  • Confetti, glitter, or rice are prohibited and will result in cleaning fees.
  • Lewd or offensive language or pictures, as determined by MCC, are subject to removal.

Exclusive Services

  • Electrical, Compressed Air, Water & Gas
  • EMTs during Move-In/Move Out and Show Hours
  • Telecommunications, Internet, Cable/Satellite Connections
  • Food & Beverage
  • Rigging/Riggers
  • Move-In/Move-Out Security

Food & Beverage Guidelines

  • Sample food and/or beverage products may not be distributed by sponsoring organizations except upon written authorization by our exclusive catering partner. Sampling is permitted only for vendors who normally produce or sell the product sampled. Such samples must comply with the established sample size policies.
  • No outside food or beverage is to be brought on the premises, excluding pre-approved samples. Our exclusive catering partner can provide all your food & beverage needs including, but not limited to, booth attraction, booth catering, staff meals, beverage service, or catered food & beverage.

Shuttle Locations

All transportation logistics should be coordinated with your Event Manager. Locations for pick-up/drop-off are available on Rep. John Lewis Way (5th Avenue), 6th Avenue, Demonbreun Street, and Korean Veterans Boulevard. See Shuttle Options on page 24.

Freight Elevators

For your convenience, MCC has three freight elevators. Two elevators have a 6,000-pound weight capacity, and the third elevator can accommodate up to 12,000 pounds.

Dimensions are as follows:

(2) 6,000 lb. Elevators: 7’8”W x 11’8”D x 10’H

(1) 12,000 lb. Elevator: 10’W x 19’8”D x 9’8”H

The use of freight elevators during the AFP conference must be scheduled through T3 Expo.


All individuals working at MCC must be on a daily call list and wear an approved identification badge. MCC participates in the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) Worker Identification & Security (WIS) Program. To obtain a badge from MCC, you must provide a photo ID. All badges must clearly identify the wearer and the name of the firm they represent.