January 16 - 18 | 2020
The International Centre | Toronto

Exhibitor's Manual


The Exhibitor's Manual contains all the information you will need to prepare for the Show:


  • Move-in and move-out periods
  • Rules and regulations
  • Show's official suppliers of products and services.


Click here to download the EXHIBITOR'S MANUAL.


The following documents are an integral part of your contract. Please download the documents and read them carefully.


Appendix A: Rules and Regulations
Appendix B: Guide on Laws and Regulations on Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario

Appendix C: Guide on Laws and Regulations on Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario concerning chemical products, storage and docks.




The following form must be filled out and sent before April 29, 2019:

  • GES - Global Experience Specialists

The following forms must be filled out and sent before May 1, 2019:

  • Caldas Building Services - Cleaning
  • Exhibitor Insurance (if needed)
  • Showtech Power & Lighting - Electricity and hanging
  • The International Centre - Telecommunications and Catering
  • Tone-Gar Security


DON’T FORGET to bring a copy off all your completed forms with you to the Show.



Media Material

In order to promote his or her products, each exhibitor may provide the following information in DIGITAL VERSION ONLY – PLEASE NO PAPER VERSION:

• Press release introducing your new collections/products for the 2019 Show
• A high-resolution picture of your star product.

Exhibitors may email this information to Marie-Eve Boucher at meboucher@afmq.com, by May 10, 2019 at the latest.


Move-in Period

Exhibitors have 3 days to move-in (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday).

Merchandise delivery and booth set-up:

  • Tuesday, May 21 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 22 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23 – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


All merchandise deliveries must be completed by noon, on Thursday at the latest. The doors to the loading docks will close at noon, on Thursday, May 23. All exhibitors must be ready by Thursday, 7 p.m. The International Centre will be closed at 7 p.m. and will reopen its doors the next day, Friday at 7:30 a.m. (for exhibitors only).


Move-out Period

  • Sunday May 26 – 4:30 p.m. to midnight
  • Monday May 27 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

IMPORTANT: It is strictly prohibited to begin move-out and removal of exhibit material from booths before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. For security purposes, The International Centre will be evacuated and closed at midnight on Sunday and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday.


All merchandise left on the floor of The International Centre after Monday, May 27, 6 p.m. will automatically be picked up and stored in GES warehouse. You will have to contact GES to claim your material. Please note: warehouse and delivery fees will be charged to the exhibitor.

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