Terms & Conditions

For access to the Online Event Manual, you must agree to the Terms & Conditions below.

Please read the following:

I am an authorised representative of the Exhibitor and have the authority to bind the Exhibitor as follows: (i) the Exhibitor is legally bound to fulfil the obligations as stated in the content of this website hereinafter referred to as (the "Event Manual"), including, without limitation, obligations concerning health and safety, Wi-Fi, waste removal and outboarding policies, etc.; and (ii) the Event Manual forms an integral part of and is governed by the Organizer's (GSMA Ltd.) Standard Terms & Conditions for Exhibition, Advertising and Sponsorship ("Standard T's and C's") already signed by the Exhibitor. If there is a conflict between the Event Manual and the Standard T's and C's, the Standard T's and C's shall control.


New Rules and Regulations Addressing COVID-19

Based on the guidelines from the Chinese National Health Commission, The Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Commerce and COVID-19 Prevention Guideline for Shanghai Exhibition Industry, there are a number of new rules and regulations in the Online Event Manual.  The Company will comply with all rules and regulations of any applicable governmental authority, the Organizer and the Venue, including, but not limited to those regarding managing capacities and maintaining physical distancing within the Company’s stand or Location at all times.


Health & Safety 

The Exhibitor will train and make Exhibitor stand staff and contractors aware of all potential hazards to be expected on site and will complete a Risk Assessment (the “Risk Assessment”) to make sure that all of Exhibitor’s exhibits, demonstrations and work practices will cause no significant risk to either themselves or to others on site.a The Risk Assessment shall be available on request. Any contractors appointed by Exhibitor will be competent and able to undertake their tasks safely. Please refer to the General Health and SafetyStand Building Health & Safety and Stand Building Regulations sections in the Event Manual for further information.



It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to adhere by the Wi-Fi Policy as published in the Online Event Manual.

Key point to remember, is: Exhibitors will NOT permitted to deploy their own access points in their stands and MUST purchase a WiFi service from our official IT supplier if they require a wifi service for their stand.


Waste Removal

The Exhibitor or the company responsible for building and/or decorating the stand should leave the area completely clean and free of debris before the end of the period designated for build-up, and prior to the designated end time for dismantling. The following are the official conditions in relation to waste removal:


  • Exhibitors must ensure that all materials, debris and waste are removed from SNIEC before the end of the period designated for build up and the end of the dismantle period designated for dismantling.
  • Exhibitors must ensure that any proposal that is accepted from a stand design and build contractor includes waste removal and recycling in accordance with the Event Manual.
  • If any materials are found in Exhibitor's stand area after the dismantling period has come to an end a clean-up fee of RMB 3,000 per square meter of your total stand size will be charged directly to the Exhibitor - therefore if you have contracted a 12m2stand you will be liable for a RMB 36,000 fine (12 * RMB 3,000) regardless of the total amount of materials found.
  • General waste bins and skips will not be provided in the halls.
  • Dumping of materials (i.e. removing waste from stands and abandoning elsewhere in the site) at the MWC Shanghai is strictly forbidden and will carry severe penalties. Any contractor caught abandoning waste of any kind will be fined, on the spot, RMB 30,000 plus the cost of the removal of the abandoned material.


IMPORTANT: At the end of build up and at the end of dismantling before leaving the venue every Exhibitor/contractor must have their stand space inspected by a representative of SNIEC who will stamp on the Damage Deposit Receipt as proof that named stand space is clean and clear of any waste. SNIEC/SYMA will be contactable through their service desks which will be located in the north registration hall. Cleaning deposit will be refunded upon present the stamped Damage Deposit Receipt at the official contractor desk.



In the event that situations arise which are not specifically governed by a provision in these regulations, in the event manual or the Standard Terms and Conditions, the exhibitor agrees that the Organiser’s decision shall be final.