Franchise Expo Houston 2019 Setup Manual
 

General Show Information

 
SHOW DATES AND HOURS
Friday, October 4, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Children under the age of 18 are NOT permitted on the show floor at any time during exhibitor move in or exhibitor move out. Children under the age of 18 are only permitted on the show floor during show days and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All children under the age of 18 must leave the show floor at 4:00 pm on Saturday once the show closes.
 
SHOW LOCATION
George R. Brown Convention Center Hall C
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 853-8000
Website: www.grbhouston.com
 
CONFERENCE DATES AND HOURS
Friday, October 4, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
EXHIBITOR HOURS
Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFreight and Exhibitor Move In*
Friday, October 4, 2019 8:30 am - 4:00 pmShow Floor Opens at 10:00 am**
Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Show Floor Opens at 10:00 am**
Exhibitor Move-Out***


* All freight trucks should check in by 2:00 pm. All booths must be set up by Thursday. Set up is NOT permitted on Friday. Straight time labor ends at 4:00 pm. Overtime rates prevail after 4:00 pm.

** Franchise Expo Houston Exhibitor Coffee is available to all exhibitors in the Business Resource Center on the show floor from 8:30 am - 9:30 am Friday to Saturday.

*** Show closes at 4:00 pm. Breakdown starts on Saturday at 4:00 pm. Any exhibitor breaking down their booth display prior to 4:00 pm will be charged a penalty fee. Freeman Expositions will begin returning empty shipping containers at approximately 4:00 pm (after aisle carpet removal). Please plan on the storage return process to take approximately 2 hours. EXHIBITORS MUST BE COMPLETE DISMANTLE BY 8:00 pm on SATURDAY, October 5, 2019. All freight carriers must check in no later than 4:00 pm Saturday, October 5, 2019. Please keep in mind when scheduling labor and freight pick up, labor and material handling on Saturday is billed as overtime.
 
BOOTH EQUIPMENT AND SET UP
Each linear booth* will receive black carpet, 6' black draped table, two chairs, and waste basket along with 8 high back wall drape (blue and white) and 4 side rail drape (blue). A one-line identification sign will be provided to all linear booth spaces indicating the name of the booth.

If you require daily vacuuming, please order cleaning from the GRB services forms.

Exhibitors cooking or distributing food samples | Please send a sampling request to Levy Catering and order daily porter service from GRB services
 
ADVANCE SHIPPING TO WAREHOUSE (Preferred Method)
Shipments sent to the advanced warehouse will be delivered to your booth by Thursday, October 3, 2019. Advanced shipments may arrive beginning September 4, 2019 up to September 27, 2019 @ 4:00 PM (warehouse receiving hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm). *Please adhere shipping labels to all shipments.

Advance Shipping Address:

Exhibiting Company Name / Booth #
MFV EXPO - FRANCHISE EXPO - 491146
C/O FREEMAN
9258 PARK SOUTH VIEW, STE 100
HOUSTON, TX 77051
 
DIRECT SHIPPING TO George R. Brown Convention Center
Shipments may arrive direct at show site on Thursday, October 3, 2019 (receiving hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm). Please note: shipments received at the convention center prior to October 3, 2019will be refused.

Direct Shipping Address:

Exhibiting Company Name / Booth #
MFV EXPO - FRANCHISE EXPO - 491146
C/O FREEMAN
GEORGE R BROWN CONVENTION CENTER
1001 AVENIDA DE LAS AMERICAS
HOUSTON, TX 77010
 
VEHICLE DISPLAYS
Exhibitors planning on having a vehicle in their booth space as part of their display during Franchise Expo Houston, must contact our Operations Manager at 201-881-1658 or email: martin.joksimovic@comexposium.com.
 
FOOD & SAMPLING
Exhibitors planning on cooking or distributing food and / or beverage samples, please contact our Operations Manager at 201-881-1658 or email: martin.joksimovic@comexposium.com.