TERMS & CONDITIONS
In these Terms and Conditions, the following expressions shall have the following meanings: ‘the Exhibitor’ shall mean any person, firm or company who has ordered display space and has been allocated display space at the Exhibition. ‘The Organiser’ shall mean The Wedding Scene Limited. ‘The Exhibition’ shall mean any and all, Wedding Shows, Exhibitions or Fairs, organised by The Wedding Scene Limited that have a duration of 1 day where they are open to the public, and the Venue shall mean any of the locations in which the Exhibition takes place.
Information given by the Organisers about the Exhibition is accurate to the best of their knowledge but does not constitute any warranty or representation by the Organisers, and therefore any mistake or omission, does not entitle the Exhibitor to cancel its space booking.
Any applications for a space/stand at the Exhibition, The Organiser reserves absolute discretion as to granting or refusing space or allocating space in any position without assigning any reason. These Terms and Conditions shall come into force between the Organiser and the Exhibitor forthwith when space has been allocated and written notice of such allocation has been given to the Exhibitor.
Exhibitors may only consider themselves as having reserved their space upon return of the Booking Form and cleared funds having been received by the Organiser as a non-refundable deposit, paid in accordance with their invoice terms. The deposit (20% of the stand fee), is non-refundable.
The remaining balance of the stand fee, less the deposit, may be paid via GoCardless Direct Debit, or payment made in instalments of 50%, due 6 months before the Exhibition date, and 50% due 3 months before the Exhibition date. If the Exhibitor opts for the Direct Debit payment method, they must make payment in full, 3 months before the Exhibition.
In the event that the Exhibitor fails to pay any sum due in the time and manner agreed herein, the Organiser may in writing require the Exhibitor to forego the display space allocated to them without the Organiser being under any liability to refund or abate charges paid or due herein.
In the event of the Exhibitor cancelling this Agreement at any time the deposit referred to in Clause 2 shall be forfeited to the Organiser. In addition, the Exhibitor shall be liable for 50% of the balance of the total sum payable if cancellation is advised less than six months but more than two months before the Exhibition and 100% of the balance of the total sum payable if cancellation is advised less than two months before the Exhibition. The date of cancellation shall be the date that the Organiser receives the notice sent by the Exhibitor in writing, either by registered mail or by receipted email. In the event of the Exhibitor becoming bankrupt or making a composition with his creditors or going into liquidation or being under any appointment of a receiver, the Organiser reserves the right to cancel any display space allocation without being under any liability to refund or abate any charges paid or due herein.
4. OPENING OF STANDS
All exhibits must be on view and in charge of a competent representative of the Exhibitor during the whole of the time that the Exhibition is open. All night sheets to be removed by advertised opening times daily, and stands are not to be closed until advertised closing time each night, unless previous permission is given by the Organiser.
5. DISPLAY SPACE
Exhibits shall be arranged so as not to obstruct the general view or hide the exhibits of others. Plans for specially built booths or displays must be submitted to the Organiser for approval prior to the commencement of the Exhibition. No Exhibitor shall obstruct or allow to be obstructed by his goods or in any other manner gangways and open spaces. If in the opinion of the Organiser, the Exhibitor’s booth or display extends his allocated area, the Organiser may, at his sole discretion, charge the Exhibitor for the extra display space occupied at the prevailing rate. Should any dispute arise as to the display space allocation, or as to the extent of any extra display space deemed by the Organiser to be occupied by the Exhibitor beyond that allocated, the decision of the Organiser shall be final. The Organiser reserves the right to relocate the Exhibitor if, in its absolute discretion, it thinks such reallocation is necessary in the best interests of the Exhibition. The Organiser shall without notice be entitled to access at all reasonable times to the stand.
Open flames are not permitted and any candles displayed must be unused, unlit candles to ensure compliance to this rule. LED candles may be used without restriction.
6. INSTALLATION & REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS
The installation of exhibits may be commenced as specified in the Exhibitors information pack and must be completed and ready for inspection prior to the advertised opening time. Exhibitors must bear all expenses of transport both to and from the Exhibition and must personally or through their accredited representative unpack and install their exhibits. Exhibitors are held responsible for any damage done or caused by the transportation, installation or handling of their goods and should effect insurance against such risks. All cases containing goods for exhibition must bear special labels inside, as well as outside, with address of consignee. All cases must be unpacked immediately on arrival. The Organisers will remove all loose packing material and all empty packing cases from the Exhibition Building prior to the opening of the Exhibition daily, and no packing or unpacking may be done after opening. No exhibit may be packed, removed or dismantled from the Exhibition Buildings prior to advertised closing time on the date of closing, save with written authority of the Organisers. Every Exhibitor is responsible for the removal of his property from the Exhibition Grounds and/or buildings, and such goods must be removed by the times specified within the Exhibitor Information. The Exhibitor shall make good and indemnify the Organiser for any damage to the premises or to any shell scheme provided by the Organiser whether such damage is caused by the Exhibitor, his agents, contractors or employees.
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted into the event areas during the get in and get out times.
7. STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS
The Exhibitor shall comply fully with all statutes rules regulations bylaws or other requirements whether for ensuring safety or for any other purpose whatsoever affecting the use of the Exhibition building and with all the requirements of the health and safety executive, of the Police and Fire Authorities and of the Venue as licensing Authority and to obtain all licences consents and approvals as may be necessary. All inflammable materials shall be fireproofed or otherwise processed against fire in accordance with any statutory or local regulations or requirements to which the Exhibition may be subject. LPG Gas is not permitted on the premises
8. UNDESIRABLE ACTIVITIES
If it appears to the Organiser that the Exhibitor may be engaged in activities which are deemed to be contrary to the best interests of the Exhibition or which appear unethical or to be in breach of the law, the Organiser may, without being under any liability to refund or abate any charges paid or due herein, cancel any display space allocation which may have been made to the Exhibitor and require him forthwith to vacate the display space allocated to him and refuse the Exhibitor the right to participate further in the Exhibition. Canvassing for orders, except by the Exhibitor on his own stand in the normal course of his business is strictly prohibited, and in any such case the right of expulsion will at once be exercised. The distribution or display of printed or other placards, handbills or circulars or other articles except by the Exhibitor on his own display space is prohibited. The following are excluded from the Exhibition: explosives, detonating or fulminating compounds, and all dangerous or harmful substances, including primings, matches and similar objects can only be exhibited in the form of imitations, and on the condition that they contain no inflammable matter. Only goods described at time of application may be displayed on stand, and any goods not approved by the Organisers must be removed from the building. Copyright and Provisional Patent Protection: No object exhibited may be photographed, drawn, copied or reproduced in any manner without the written consent of the Organiser.
Canvassing of any description by an unauthorised person is strictly prohibited and will result in expulsion
Leafleting of the Fashion Show seating is only permitted by the Show Organisers, Show Sponsors and Fashion Show participants. Exhibitors may only distribute leaflets from the confines of their stand.
9. LIMIT OF LIABILITY
The Organiser its agents or employees shall not be liable for any loss, theft, damage or injury to persons or property from any cause whatsoever during the Exhibition or whilst based at the Organisers’ premises. Information given by the Organisers about the Exhibition is accurate to the best of their knowledge but does not constitute any warranty or representation by the Organisers, and therefore any mistake or omission, does not entitle the Exhibitor to cancel its space booking.
The Exhibitor shall defend the Organiser from and indemnify against any liability for injury to persons or property arising from any cause whatsoever in connection with the participation in the Exhibition by the Exhibitor, his agents, contractors or employees.
Without prejudice to his liability to indemnify the Venue and the Organiser, under Paragraph 9 to effect and maintain at his sole expense with a reputable insurance company such comprehensive insurances as are necessary to cover any liability arising under Paragraph 9 such insurance cover shall not be less than ONE MILLION Pounds (£1,000,000.00) in respect of any one incident and the insurance policy effecting such cover shall have the interest of the Organiser endorsed thereon and on request shall be produced to and approved by the Organiser. The Exhibitor shall be responsible, either by insurance or otherwise, to protect against loss or damage to their exhibits, display material or fixtures whilst at the exhibition venue, arising from any cause whatsoever.
12. CHANGE OF LOCATION, CURTAILMENT OR CHANGE OF DATE OF EXHIBITION
In the event that the premises where the Exhibition is to be held shall, in the sole determination of the Organiser become unfit or unavailable for occupancy, or shall be substantially interfered with by reason of fire, flood, tempest, or any other such cause or as a result of government intervention, malicious damage, acts of war, explosion, acts of God, strike, lockout, labour dispute, picketing, embargo, injunction, riot or any cause or agency over which the Organiser has no control; or should the Organiser decide that owing to any such cause or agency it is necessary or advisable to curtail, relocate or change the date of the Exhibition or reduce the planned period of preparation, display or dismantling, the Exhibitor waives any and all claims he might have against the Organiser for refunds, damages or expenses. Under any of these circumstances the Organiser reserves the right, without being under any liability to the Exhibitor for refunds, additional expenses or otherwise, to change the location and or date of the Exhibition upon reasonable notice to the Exhibitor.
13. EXHIBITION CANCELLATION
In the event of the cancellation of the Exhibition by the Organiser as a result of the circumstances specified in Clause 13 the Organiser shall be entitled to retain or receive on account of working expenses 25 per cent (25%) of the total sum payable for space by the Exhibitor and any balance of the total sum paid by the Exhibitor shall be repaid by the Organiser to the Exhibitor . In the event that the Exhibition is cancelled by the Organiser as a result of commercial reasons such as lack of support, then all charges paid by the Exhibitor will be refunded. The Exhibitor agrees that under these circumstances he will have no further claim against the Organiser.
In the event of the event being cancelled due to Covid-19 government guidance or legislation, the event will be rescheduled to a new date, at least 3 months ahead of the previous date. In this instance, your booking will be transferred to the new date automatically. If you unable to accept this date, you may ask to exhibit at one of our other shows if the date is more favourable, however this will be dependent on category availability and the stand being of equal value. You may take a stand of a greater value than originally booked but the fee difference must be paid at least 6 weeks prior to the show date. Due to the unavoidable nature of such an occurrence, no refunds shall be issued but all monies paid by the Exhibitor shall be carried forwards to the postponed event.
14. INFRINGEMENT OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Infringement of any of the terms of this Agreement will subject the Exhibitor to the forfeiture of his space and to the removal of himself, his employees and his goods from the Buildings, without liability attaching to the Organisers in any way whatsoever in consequence of such removal, nor shall such removal release the Exhibitor from any payment for which he may still be liable. The question as to whether any such terms have been infringed, and whether the Exhibitor’s space has been forfeited, and whether he, his employees and his goods shall be removed is to be determined according to the sole discretion of the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to interpret, amend and enforce these Terms and Conditions as it deems proper to assure the success of the Exhibition.
15. LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS, CONNECTIONS AND PLUMBING
Exhibitors must hire at their own expense from the Organiser all necessary electrical connections, spotlights, fluorescent tubes etc.. (See requirements form). Connections will only be made by the Organiser’s own Electricians at the Exhibitor’s expense. In the event of Exhibitors erecting pre-wired stands, the Organiser in addition to reserving the right to charge a connection fee, also, in the interests of safety will determine whether the wiring of such stand is properly carried out in accordance with the current Institute of Engineering & Technology Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS7671). The inspection and testing of the installation shall be at the exhibitor’s expense. Where any pre-wired stand falls below this standard, the Organiser’s will not carry out the electrical connection. All Exhibitors Electrical equipment including portable appliances must comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations. The Organisers shall be the sole Contractor in respect of any plumbing work required to be undertaken on any exhibition stand, and will quote Exhibitors for their requirements.
16. FLOORS AND STRUCTURAL PORTIONS OF EXHIBITION AREA
The floor of the buildings must not be cut or damaged, nor shall any structural portion of the buildings, nor any barriers erected by the Organisers be in any way interfered with, nor shall any stand or exhibit be in any way attached to the floors or structural portion of the buildings or barriers without permission in writing having been previously obtained from the Organiser.
The Exhibitor shall not assign or sub-let any space allocated or any part thereof without the consent of the Organisers in writing. In the event of any such sub-letting the Exhibitor will be held responsible and accept full responsibility for the observance of and compliance with these regulations by the persons to whom any space may be sub-let.
18. STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS, HEALTH AND SAFETY AND RISK ASSESSMENTS
The exhibitor must provide, upon request of the Organiser, a written statement of their Health & Safety Policy, and any risk assessment and method statements appertaining to the use of or in connection with the Exhibition, no later than Thirty (30) days after the request has been made.