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Standard USA Booth Regulations and Types
Standard Booth Regulations (USA)
There are four types of booth configurations: Standard/Linear, Perimeter Wall, Peninsula, and Island. The following booth display rules are typical for U.S. Trade Shows and Convention Halls. However, regulations vary by convention center and even within show halls. Contact show management for specific regulations.
Standard/Linear Booth (10' depth)
Any booth that shares a common back wall and abuts other exhibits on one or two sides.
Note: Hanging signs are not permitted over standard/linear booths.
Perimeter Wall Booth (10' depth)
A standard/linear booth found on the perimeter walls of the exhibit floor.
Note: Hanging signs are not permitted over perimeter wall booths.
Any exhibit 20' x 20' or larger with a depth from the common back wall to the aisle of at least 20' and with aisles on three sides. There are two types of Peninsula Booths: (a) one that backs up to Linear Booths, and (b) one that backs p to another Peninsula Booth and is referred to as a "Split Island Booth."
Any exhibit 20' x 20' or larger and is surrounded by aisles on four sides.
Note: Hanging signs are permitted above island booths.
Canopies and Ceilings
Canopies, including ceilings, umbrellas and canopy frames, can be either decorative or functional (such as to shade computer monitors from ambient light or for hanging products). Canopies for Linear or Perimeter Booths should comply with line-of-sight requirements.
Hanging Signs and Graphics
Hanging signs and graphics are permitted upon approval in all standard Peninsula, Island and Split Island Booths, with a maximum height of sixteen feet (16 ft.)(4.87m) to the top of the sign as measured from the floor
Ceiling-supported theatrical truss and lighting are permitted in all standard Peninsula, Island and Spilt Island Booths to a maximum height of twenty feet (20 ft.)(6.1m) where ceiling permits. Ground-supported truss may not exceed the maximum allowable height for the booth type. Logos or graphics are not permitted over the sixteen-foot (l6fl)(4.87m) height restriction and must have four feet (4 ft.)(1.22m) of separation from the top of the sign to the top of the truss.
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