Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (ECA)

EAC Registration / Work Authorization Form

  • Exhibiting companies MUST notify show management of any EACs who will be working on or supervising their booth no later than February 25 by completing and returning the applicable form for each of their exhibitor appointed contractors to show management.
  • No EAC will be allowed on the floor unless EAC Work Authorization Form and a valid Certificate of Insurance had been received (sample COI). There will be no exceptions!
  • If you are using an Official Contractor, you do not have to complete the EAC Work Authorization Form.
  • EACs must comply with all guidelines below.

Submit EAC Form

Exclusive Services

EACs are required to follow strict guidelines regarding union jurisdictions. They may hire their own local union personnel to build the booth. All exclusive services must still be completed by the designated official contractor. For insurance and safety reasons, the official contractors designated in this manual must be used for the following services (no exceptions will be made):

  • Electrical
  • Telephone
  • Plumbing
  • Material Handling / Drayage
  • Booth Cleaning
  • Rigging

Guidelines and Regulations

  • EACs are not allowed on the show floor during show hours. If an EAC needs access during show hours they must also register as exhibit booth personnel.
  • All EACs must comply with all show rules and regulations and accept appropriate liability for any negligent actions.
  • EACs shall be prepared to show evidence to show management and official contractors that it possesses applicable and current contracts.
  • Exhibitor agrees that they are ultimately responsible for all services in connection with their exhibit, including freight, material handling, rentals and labor.
  • The show aisles and public spaces are not part of the exhibitor’s booth. Therefore, the EAC is required to confine all activities to the exhibit space of the exhibitor who has given the valid order for services.
  • Solicitation on the exhibit floor is prohibited. Any EAC engaged in solicitation on the exhibit floor including the distribution of official company literature will be removed from the exhibit floor, unless pre-approved in writing by show management.
  • All lifts and manpower must be provided by the official service contractor.
  • The use of all motorized lifting equipment by exhibitors or EACs for installation of booth structures or signs is not permitted.
  • All property of the EAC is understood to remain under its custody and control in transit to and from the confines of the exhibit hall and during the show.
  • Please be advised that exhibitors are responsible for show management’s receipt of a properly completed Independent Contractor / (EAC) Certificate of Insurance prior to the show. Exhibitor will be responsible for any losses, damages or injuries that are caused by or attributed to exhibitor’s appointed contractor that are not covered or provided by the contractor’s insurance.
  • NOTE: Show management will not be able to intervene on an exhibitor’s behalf in the event of inadequate performance from a non-official contractor selection.

EAC Access to the Show Floor / Wristbands

  • Wristbands give EACs access to the show floor 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM during move-in and move-out only.
  • Wristbands will only be given to EACs if show management has received the following forms:
    • EAC Work Authorization Form, received from exhibiting company.
    • Valid Certificate of Insurance, received from EAC.
  • Wristbands will be distributed at the security desk near the Hall B entrance.
  • Wristbands are not available in advance.
  • They must be worn at all times during move-in and move-out and be clearly visible to security personnel.

Certificate of Insurance

Click here to view a sample insurance form. IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs, Peppermill Casinos Inc. and all allied entities, and The Expo Group must be listed as additional insureds, as respects to claims arising out of the operations of Exhibiting Company at Wildland Urban Interface 2022, March 22-24, 2022 in Reno, NV (must include move-in and out dates)

The EAC shall, at its sole cost and expense, procure and maintain through the term of WUI 2022 (including move-in and move-out), comprehensive general liability insurance against claims for bodily injury or death and property damage occurring in or upon or resulting from the premises leased by IAFC. Such insurance shall include contractual liability and product liability coverage, with the following limits: (Note: Automobile liability for $1,000,000 is required if exhibitor will be bringing a vehicle onto Convention Center property.)

Workers Compensation and Occupational Disease insurance shall be in full compliance with all federal and state laws, covering all EAC’s employees engaged in the performance of any work for the exhibitor.

Additional Insured:

  • IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs, Peppermill Casinos Inc. and all allied entities, and The Expo Group as additional insureds. As respects to claims arising out of the operations of Exhibiting Company at  Wildland Urban Interfacel 2022 under General Liability for all aspects of the Show Dates, March 22 - 24, 2022 in Reno, NV.
  • Certificate Holders: IAFC
  • Submit Certificates to IAFC

Insurance Coverage Limits

General Liability
Minimum Coverage Limits
Worker Compensation Insurance
General Aggregate $1,000,000 EL - Each Limit $100,000
Products-COMP/OP AGG $1,000,000 EL - Disease-Policy Limit $100,000
Personal and Adv Injury $1,000,000 EL - Disease-EA Employee $100,000
Each Occurence $1,000,000
Fire Damage (Any one fire) $100,000
Med. Exp. (Any one person) $5,000

More Info

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