Booth Build Rules & Regulations





The Rules and Regulations governing MWC Los Angeles 2020 are an integral part of the contract for your booth space and have been established to protect all parties involved.  Exhibitors agree to respect and follow all laws, rules and regulations of the State of California, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), Exhibit Service Contractors, Emergency Staff, and the GSMA.  If an exhibitor or booth activity is in violation of any above referenced party, the GSMA may require the exhibitor to alter the booth before the event.  Any necessary changes are to be made at the exhibitor’s expense and are subject to approval.

All booth matters and questions not covered by these Rules and Regulations are subject to the decision of the GSMA.  The GSMA may amend these Rules and Regulations at any time and all the amendments that have been made will equally bind all parties. As with the original Rules and Regulations, GSMA will notify exhibitors who may be affected.

The GSMA reserves the right to reject of prohibit any booth, whole or in part, or any exhibitor and his or her representatives, based solely on its judgment, discretion, and authority.  Please refer to your MWC Los Angeles Exhibit Space Contract for additional rules and regulations.

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Care team at customercare@mwclosangeles.com

Air Conditioning

The installation of air-conditioning units with warm-air condensation is allowed inside the halls with GSMA and Fire Marshal approvals.  Any air conditioners, air handlers and HVAC systems used in any enclosed areas/space must be; vented and equipped with a vertical air deflector for exhausted air, sound reduction materials to decrease noise, and removal of condensation.  Exhausted air may not be directed into any adjoining booth, aisles, walkways or common back wall.  The official plumbing contractor is FREEMAN, please contact them regarding any related services.


Aerial Drones

The GSMA and LACC supports the use of cutting-edge technology, such as aerial drones, at MWC Los Angeles.  Aerial drones are defined as any remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft device under the operation of any or multiple persons.  Aerial drones can be units that take video footage, take static images or provide some type of service. 

Approval for the use of this technology inside and outside of the venue is required.  Operation of aerial drones outside of the building does require appropriate authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and written approval from GSMA.  All requests must be submitted to MWC Customer Care by completing the Drones Application.  If you have questions prior to submitting, please contact Customer Care via email customercare@mwclosangeles.com  


Automobiles / Motor Vehicles on Display

The following are minimum fire safety requirements for public display of motor vehicles in the LACC:

  • Automobile/motor vehicles on display must be included in all show floor plans and cannot obstruct required aisles or exits and are subject to the approval of the Fire Marshal.
  • A special permit from the LACC Fire Marshal is required for all automobile/motor vehicles on display.
  • Fuel tanks shall not exceed ¼ full. Caps for fuel tank pipes shall be the locking type and maintained locked.  If it is not practical to attach such a cap, an alternative method, approved by the Fire Marshal may be employed.
  • Batteries in vehicles must be de-energized (disconnected) or vehicle keys must be secured with an event representative designated by the Fire Marshal. Exceptions to the battery disconnection requirement apply to vehicles with computerized systems upon prior approval.
  • Wheels must be chocked in such a manner that will prevent the vehicle from rolling in any direction.
  • Vehicles shall be displayed and installed by manual means. Vehicles shall not be driven into occupancy.
  • Appropriate floor covering must be placed underneath the vehicle to mitigate spills and leaks.
  • Show management/exhibitors must provide fire extinguisher with a 20BC minimum rating. The quantity and location for extinguishers shall be determined by the Fire Marshal.
  • Additional requirements may apply to automobile/vehicles on display based on case by case conditions. There is no exception of modifications to the above requirements with the expressed written authorization of the LACC Fire Marshal.

Back-wall / Booth Partitions

All Space Only booths must provide their own self-supportive back-wall (minimum height of 8 ft.) where backing into a neighboring booth and side wall with a maximum height of 3 ft.  A corner booth may leave two (2) sides open to the aisle, but must still provide a back-wall and one side wall.


Balloons / Blimps

To minimize damage to the LACC’s life safety laser detectors and air handles, helium filled balloons are not permissible in West Halls A/B, South Halls G/H/J/K and lobby areas.  In Petree Hall, Concourse Hall and meeting rooms, gathered helium balloons are allowed provided the bouquet is tethered and weighted.  Mylar balloons are not allowed in all cases.


Booth Demonstrations / Obstructions of Aisles

Exhibitors may not conduct demonstrations or activities that result in excessive obstruction of aisles or prevent ready access to neighboring exhibitors’ booths.  Please make sure to position your demonstrations in such a way as to bring attendees into the booth rather than filling the aisles.  Demonstrations are to be straightforward, professional and relative to the displayed product.  The use of demonstrators, gimmicks, mimes, magicians, robots, vehicles, etc., in the aisles is prohibited at all times.  Company flyers, promotional materials or advertising of any nature may not be placed, shown or demonstrated anywhere within the confines of the Venue other than your contracted space.  Promotional materials may not be distributed outside the Venue, or on any street corners surrounding the Venue.  Any materials found in any public areas or being distributed outside of the Venue will be confiscated and discarded, jeopardizing your company’s participation in future GSMA events.  The GSMA reserves the right to terminate any objectionable activities.


Booth Construction Types & Use of Space


Click here to see an example of each of the booth construction types.


Linear/In-line Booth(s): 

Use of Space:  Generally arranged in a straight line with neighboring exhibitors on the immediate left and right, leaving only one sided exposed to the aisle. 

  • The minimum back wall height is 8 ft. and maximum height is 20 ft. The minimum sidewall height in the front half of the booth is 3 ft. 
  • Sidewalls higher than 3 ft. are only allowed in the rear half of the booth, must be finished in a neutral color when facing neighboring exhibitors, and may not exceed the height of back-wall.
  • All materials should be arranged in such a manner so as to not obstruct sigh lines of neighboring booths; materials above 4 ft. are only allowed in the rear half of the booth space and a 4 ft. restriction imposed on all materials in the remaining space forward to the aisle.

In-line Corner Booth(s):

Use of Space:  Located at the end of series of in-line booths with exposure to intersecting aisles on two sides.  The same rules apply as listed above in In-line Booth except side adjacent to cross-aisle will have a maximum height of 3 ft.

Peninsula / End Cap Corner Booth(s):

Use of Space:  Exposed to aisle on three (3) sides, these booths are required to build walls at minimum 8ft. and maximum 20 ft. in height.

  • Walls must span the length of the sides adjacent to a neighboring booth.
  • All booth structures within the booth can have a maximum height of 20 ft. Any partition walls above 8 ft. in height that overlooks a neighboring booth must be finished from the backside in a neutral color and without logos or branding.
  • Booths and walling should be positioned in such a way as not to obstruct the view of the exhibition or adjacent booths. Only up to 50% of any open side of booths are permitted to have an outside wall.

Island Booth(s): 

Use of Space:  Typically, 20 ft. x 20 ft. or larger and exposed to aisles on all four sides.  There is no pipe and drape or walling construction provided.

  • Any size booth exposed to the aisles on all four sides. Ground-supported properties within the space may not exceed 20 ft. in height. 

Multi-Story / Double Decker:

Use of Space:  A multi-story/double decker booth is defined as a booth with a physical second level. A minimum of 400 sq. ft. ground-level booth space is required for any multi-story/double decker construction.  Any booth designed to have an upper deck (multi-story/double decker) MUST notify GSMA’s appointed floor management company, Abraxys, and submit floor plans by August 17, 2020 for an official approval.  If certificates of flame retardant are applicable, those must be included with the submitted plans.  Abraxys will notify the exhibitor when the Fire Marshal gives final approval.

  • As a general guideline the following regulations are to be considered:
    • Any booth space designed to have an upper deck must notify GSMA
    • A certified professional engineer must approve the structure and a professional stamp must be on the plans submitted. The engineer can be certified from any state or any international government
    • All areas, including storage areas, under the second story must be equipped with a UL-approved, battery-operated smoke detector attached to the ceiling or under structure
    • A 2A10BC extinguisher is required on each level. The fire extinguishers must be easily available and unobstructed from view
    • Booths that exceed 750 sq. ft. of space with enclosed perimeter walls will require at least two (2) separate exits. Additional exits may be required on a case-by-case basis. Capacity will be calculated at 15 sq. ft. per person
    • There is a restriction as to the number of multi-story/double decker exhibits allowed in each hall. The area in question must be approved first by the LACC Facilities Department and LACC Fire Marshal.
    • Any second level over 20 ft. x20 ft. (6m x 6m) may not be approved if it is determined it will negatively affect the overhead sprinklers for fire prevention
    • Occupancy load is 10 people per 10 ft. x15 ft.
    • Railing or side of second story must be at least 42 in. high
    • Second (upper) level cannot have a ceiling
    • Minimum ceiling height of ground level is 8 ft. / 2.5m
    • Maximum height of flooring of second story is 12 ft. from base of first story
    • Height limitation for entire structure is 20 ft. with at least a 3 ft. distance from the archways or ceiling
    • Section 10 of the Uniform Building Code prohibits the use of spiral, winding, or curved stairs in any facility. Stairs must have tread all the way around. The staircase also must be at least 3 ft. in width and have a handrail on at least one side. If any deck is designated to hold over 10 people a second staircase is required for emergency evacuations
    • Wood must be flame resistant or treated
    • Exhibitors may not hook into the LACC sprinkler system

Hanging Signs & Rigging Policy

Use of Space:  All signs or structures that are suspended from the ceiling and not ground supported are allowed in island and peninsula booths.  Height restriction is 20 ft. from the floor to the top of sign; the LACC ceiling height in South Hall is 39 ft.  Simple banners ARE NOT allowed.  FREEMAN is the event rigging contractor.  For additional details on union jurisdiction for the assembly, installation and dismantle of hanging signs, please review FREEMAN Online.

  • Hanging signs MUST be clearly identified when submitting technical drawings for approval.
  • All floor supported truss structure projects in which a portion of the overall structure is suspended must be installed by the event rigging contractor.
  • The event rigging contractor MUST also install any floor supported truss structure that employs the use of self-climbing truss (either motor or hand winch operated).
  • The event rigging coordinator will hang signs as close to exhibitor specifications as is practical or as hall structure permits. Characteristics of signs, exhibit hall height restrictions, rigging, and electric hoist placement may cause the actual hanging sign heights to differ from orders.
  • Exhibitors hanging signs that are in violation of the event rules and regulations, are responsible for all charges accrued to move the sign into compliance.

Cabling / Ceiling Suspensions

Use of space:  Booth structures should be built to be structurally sound. According to facility regulations, booths whose structural integrity requires cabling and/or suspension from the ceiling should not be erected.

Lighting & Truss

Use of Space Lighting trusses, suspended from the ceiling, will be allowed for Peninsula and Island Booths ONLY and cannot exceed 23 ft. in height from the floor to top of the trusses. 

  • All lighting, fixtures, lighting trusses or overhead lighting that are suspended from the ceiling cannot exceed the boundaries of the exhibit space.
  • Lighting should not project onto other exhibits or exhibition aisles.
  • Lighting, including gobos, should be directed to the inner confines of the booth space.
  • Lighting that is potentially harmful, such as lasers, ultraviolet lights or flashing or strobe lights that can trigger photosensitive epilepsy is not allowed.

Booth Display Types

Exhibitors with Hospitality Space Only Suites, Executive Meeting Room Superior and Space Only booths are responsible for their own booth design, self-supportive back-wall, sidewall and construction.  Pipe and drape will not be provided as a means of delineating booth space.  All work carried out must follow the rules and regulations of the LACC.  Also, a technical drawing MUST be uploaded and submitted via Booth Plan Submission form to ensure plans are compliant with the GSMA Booth Rules and Regulations.  All booth structures and signs must be confined in the exhibitor’s allocated space.    

 

  • Hospitality Space Only Suite(s):
    • Hospitality Space Only Suites are meant for the purpose of private meetings and entertainment. Exhibitors with Hospitality Space Only Suites are responsible for their own booth design, self-supportive back-wall, sidewall and construction. 
    • Structures MUST be enclosed in such a manner allowing access only to pre-invited guests via reception desk
    • Open sides are prohibited, and wall heights must be a minimum of 4 ft. high as an enclosure along the perimeter
    • Promotional video and product demonstrations must not be displayed along the perimeter or viewable from surrounding aisles with or without sound
  • All Space Only Booth(s):
    • Totally enclosed booths are not permitted on the exhibition floor
    • Only up to 50% of any open side of booths are permitted to have an outside wall for peninsula corner and island booths.
    • In-line, single story, and multi-story/double decker booths may be permitted to build a maximum height of 20 ft. (measured from the ground to the top of booth).
    • Hanging signs are allowed in peninsula corner and island booths 400 sq. ft. or larger. All signs must be within the booth footprint on all sides. Simple banners are not allowed to be hung above booths.  See Hanging Banners/Truss & Rigging section above for additional details.
  • Country Pavilion(s):
    • As a Country Pavilion, Space Only booth, you have the option of constructing your booth in two (2) different ways:
      • Option 1: Separate the booth into various 10’ x 10’, 10’ x 20’, etc. spaces and adhere to the In-line Booth rules listed above.
      • Option 2: Build the space with various pods for each co-exhibitor and adhere to the Peninsula or Island Booth rules listed above.

 

  • Executive Meeting Room (EMR) Superior (Rooms located on 300 level of LACC):
    • Covered areas in meeting rooms should NOT exceed the lesser of the two (2) parameters; 70% of the total area of the room, or 750 sq. ft.
    • All fire sprinkler heads should not be obstructed. A 36” of clearance must be given in all directions of any sprinkler head.  Refer to Ceiling Height Restrictions section below.  For exact placement of fire sprinklers, please refer to these floorplans:

 

  • Covered areas that exceed 100 sq. ft. will need an audible smoke detector. The number and location of smoke detectors to be determined by the Fire Marshal
  • Fire extinguishers may be required. The number and location of smoke detectors to be determined by the Fire Marshal when plans are reviewed.
  • Under certain circumstances LACC meeting rooms located on the second level of the Convention Center or 750 sq. ft. A 24-hour Fire Watch MUST be established once the covered area has been constructed, until the time it is removed.  Show Security personnel shall be used for fire watch duties.  There must be a designated officer in the room at all times with readily available means of communication (i.e. radio or phone) to immediately contact LACC Security in the event of smoke or fire.  The need for a Fire Watch will be determined once plans are submitted and reviewed by the LACC Fire Marshal.
  • No temporary sprinklers are allowable in the meeting rooms
  • Number of egress routes must be identified and will determine the allowable capacities in each room
  • Affixing anything to the walls/ceilings will not be permitted in meeting rooms

 

Details for the following booth display types can be found by clicking below:

Ceiling Height Restrictions – Meeting Rooms

As consistent with the regulation above regarding 36” clearance of all fire sprinkler heads, these rooms have specific height restrictions.  Please review the room listing table or interactive floor plan for details.


Candles / Open-Flame

A special permit from LACC Fire Marshal is mandatory for the use of open flame, candles and holding devices in the center.  The special permit shall be made available for inspection at all times.

  • Unprotected and gel type candles are not permitted
  • All candles shall be secured in a non-flammable solid holding device and protected by enclosure
  • The flame tip from the candle must be maintained a minimum of 2” below the top opening of an enclosure (i.e. hurricane) at all times
  • When used as part of a decoration or centrepiece, the flame of the candle shall not be within 6” of cut fresh foliage, nor within 12” of dry foliage or other combustible at any time

Exception to the above include the following, and is subject to the review and approval by the LACC Fire Marshal:

  • Floating candles may not need to be secured
  • Tapered candles (self-extinguishing) used in non-flammable solid candelabras with no additional decoration are not required to be provided with a flame stop or enclosure
  • Self-extinguishing tapered candles may be approved without an enclosure if (A) when used as part of a decoration or centrepiece (as outlined above), the candle must be of a type constructed with an automatic stop, which will prevent burning past a predetermined point or (B) all candles shall be secured with a holding device.

The placement of candles must adhere to the following guidelines and cannot be modified without the expressed written approval of the LACC Fire Marshal:

  • Only one centrepiece used for holding candles shall be approved per table unit regardless of the table size or shape
  • The use of multiple loose candles or candle holding devices is not permitted. If more than one candle or candle holding device are used on each table, those candles or candle holding devices shall be placed and secured on a common base. The amount of candles or candle holding devices placed on each table unit shall be limited to 4. The base shall be constructed of a non-combustible solid material.
  • Candles or candle holding devices shall be placed at least 24 inches from the table’s edge, and a minimum of 5 feet from curtains, drapes, or other decorations.

DECOR / COMBUSTIBLES

  • Combustible Decorations. All decorations, including, but not limited to drapes, tablecloths that hang six (6) inches below the edge of the table, signs, banners, acoustical materials, cotton, hay, paper, straw, moss, split bamboo, wood chips, wood less than 1/4 inch in thickness (or fiber board less than 3/8 inch in thickness), foam core, etc., shall be flame retardant treated. Glass or otherwise inherently fire retardant cloth may be used without being flame retardant treated. A California State Fire Marshal certificate of flame-retardant treatment or a sample of material for a field test must be provided upon request of the Fire Marshal. Material failing the field flame test must be treated by a California State Fire Marshal Certified Flame Retardant Application contractor, or the material must be removed from the building(s).
  • Field Flame Test. A strip of material shall have a flame applied for approximately twelve (12) seconds. The flame shall then be removed. The material should self-extinguish within two (2) seconds and/or not drip in flames.
  • Literature on display shall be limited to reasonable quantities. Reserve supplies shall be kept in closed containers and stored in a neat and compact manner.
  • Rubbish/Trash. All waste shall be removed from buildings daily. Combustible waste materials, empty cardboard boxes, etc., shall be deposited in metal containers with metal lids until removed from the building. Metal cans with tight fitting lids shall be provided for metal cuttings. Cuttings shall be separated from ordinary combustibles.
  • Projection Equipment. Projection equipment using electric arc or Xenon bulbs for illumination shall be installed with an underwriter’s lab rating permit from the LAFD with the approval of the Department of Building and Safety

Columns / Pillars

Pillars are located within some booth in South Hall. These may be decorated (without damage) and in accordance with permitted height regulations. Appliques must not be applied directly to the column but should be separated from it by means of an empty space or a soft material or insulating material placed against the column. As with any other technical installation in the halls, columns/pillars and walls must not structurally support any loads pertaining to booth decoration or any objects on display.

Exhibitors who have a column within their booth or partly on their booth can build a structure around it and brand the column. Technical plans MUST be submitted for approval by using the booth plan submission form, that is listed on the Forms and Deadlines page.  Upon submission, plans must adhere to the rules and regulations.  The following rules have to be strictly adhered to:

  • The structure has to be done in accordance to the rules and regulations in the exhibitor online manual
  • The height of the structure should never be any higher than the highest element of the booth
  • The structure must be flushed against the column in order to minimize the impact on the public aisle/walkway and cannot exceed 4” surrounding the footprint of the column
  • It is not permitted to create extra space for storage
  • It is not permitted to block/cover fire cabinets or utility ports
  • Fire signage should not be covered. If it is necessary to cover, supplemental signage must be made to replace and be within a reasonable distance of the original sign.
  • If there is no agreement between the parties facing the column, the column has to be left as is and might be clad in a neutral color by GSMA.
  • Where columns are touching a booth boundary, located part in the public aisle/walkway, and part of one or more booths, the affected booths only have the right to clad the column and will need to come to an agreement who can brand which side. A written agreement must be submitted to Abraxys from all affected booths.

The organizer reserves the right to refuse any designs or request amendments to designs, which in their opinion have a detrimental effect to neighboring exhibitors or the overall look of the exhibition. 


Covered Areas and Structures

Booths and displays containing structures, canopies, lighting truss, or suspended items that are covered with fabric or solid materials exceeding an accumulated total 750 sq. ft. may require the installation of an Automation Fire Sprinkler System (AFFSS).  Covered booths within West Hall AB or South H-K and Kentia Hall shall be protected by a LAFD approved automatic fire sprinkler system.  These systems must be installed under permit from the Department of Building and Safety.  All portions of the sprinkler system, including the sprinkler riser which supplies the water service to the booth, must be installed within the borders of the respective booth space.  No portions of the sprinkler system, or any structures or barricades that protect said system are allowed in any potion of an aisle.  Sprinkler systems cannot be installed in any other areas of the building.


Enclosed Booths (50% Rule)

Totally enclosed booths are not permitted on the exhibition floor.  Booths and walls should be positioned in such a way as to not obstruct the view of the exhibition or adjacent booths.

  • Up to 50% of any open side of booths are permitted to have an outside wall
  • Solid runs of walling along open perimeters are not permitted where this causes neighboring booths being visually blocked off from the rest of the exhibition
  • The upper portion of multi-story/double decker booths can be completely closed in (no ceiling)
  • Exceptions to this will be considered by the organizer on a case by case basis and only if all affected neighbor booths have agreed in writing
  • This rule is not enforced for open sides of booths facing a hall perimeter wall
  • As the rule is to ensure visibility, low-walling and handrails up to 3.5 ft. in height are considered open

Note: Visual enclosures during move-in used to protect the privacy of exhibition booths are only permitted if they are structurally sound and are kept within the boundaries of the booth space.


Exhibition Floor Covering / Carpeting

The GSMA will carpet aisles throughout the exhibit halls with multi-colored carpet.  Aisle carpeting will not be provided in locations already covered with facility carpet.

The exhibition floor is concrete in South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Carpet colors for other areas of the venue:

  • Petree and concourse Hall – multi-colored carpet
  • 400’s Meeting Room – purple carpet with grey border and specks
  • 300’s Meeting Rooms – Teal carpet with grey boarder and specks

Fire Marshal Approval

Fire Marshal approval is required every year for specific booths including double decker/multi-story and covered booths, regardless of whether or not booth design has been changed.  All booths must be freestanding and self-supporting.  Booth configurations should not be designed to obstruct the view of nearby booths, exits or doorways.  Make sure to submit your booth plans (hardcopy plans only) no later than August 17, 2020.  Refer to the multi-story/double decker’s booth procedures for more information.


Lighting / Blackout

Work light (50% of full capacity) is maintained in all exhibit halls during move-in and move-out.  During show days, lighting is at full capacity.  All lights over the aisles MUST be left on.

The exhibit hall lighting system is set-up in light banks, whereby individual lights cannot be turned off without turning off all the lights in the bank.  It may be possible to unscrew an individual light if it easily accessible after booth set-up. 

Exhibitors requesting lights-out (blackout) will be responsible for any cost associated with turning off the lights above their booth.  If the request for lights out affects a neighboring exhibitor, the request is subject to the determination/approval of the GSMA.

PSAV is the LACC’s exclusive operator of house lighting systems in meeting rooms, Petree Hall and Concourse Hall. There is no charge to set the house lighting system provided that lighting needs can be accommodated within the Center’s pre-set lighting patterns in the designated area(s). In the event customized lighting patterns are requested in Concourse Hall, Petree Hall and meeting rooms, PSAV prevailing labor rates apply. Contact for PSAV to be provided shortly.


In-Booth Events & Parties

The GSMA must be informed of any events such as book signings, parties, press conferences and receptions within your Exhibition Space and/or Hospitality Space Only Suites areas.  Events are only allowed to take place during the event hours of your hall and need to comply with the noise section.  Any exhibitor deemed to be entertaining in their booth after the event closes each evening will be asked to finish their event and make their way to the venue exit.

Exhibitors who would like to host an event in their booth space must complete the Booth Event form or Special Request form located on the Forms & Deadlines page of the OEM. If you have any questions contact customercare@mwclosangeles.com.


Photography & Filming

Photography and filming is not permitted during installation or dismantling.  Anyone found taking photos or filming will be stopped by security.  However, during event days, photographing and filming is permitted in accordance with the below:

 

Exhibitors agree to:

  • Obtain GSMA’s consent in advance by completing the Photography & Filming Form
  • Steer clear from bringing in any recording devices or use such devices for other than private non-commercial purpose without GSMA’s prior consent
  • Avoid making any recordings or take photographs of any speakers, exhibitors, other booths or their materials without GSMA’s prior written consent
  • Publish or disseminate such recordings or photographs without GSMA’s prior written consent
  • Refrain from placing any cabling, tripods or other stationary photography or video equipment outside contracted booth space or aisles
  • Provide a badge for each photographer

 Attendees (including exhibitors) consent to:

  • GSMA/its agents making recordings (electronic recording, film, video, audio, photography) of the Attendee without compensation. GSMA is the copyright owner of such recordings
  • Third parties capturing their images without compensation. Such third parties are released from all claims related to defamation, invasion of the right of privacy, publicity or personality, copyright or trademark infringement and unfair competition.

If you would like to coordinate with an official photographer supplier, visit our supplier page.


Platforms/Stages

Platforms are not required for this event.  Exhibitors will provide all reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to access their booths.  All booths with a platform higher than 2” on which people could stand must have an access ramp.  The slope of any ramp shall be uniform and no steeper than 1:10. Level landings shall be provided at the top and bottom of ramps and intermediate position where exit doors open on to them.  The minimum width of the ramp should be 3’.  This slope should be within the booth and must not protrude into the aisle.


Storage

The space at the rear of each inline booth is defined as a service/utility area.  The Fire Marshal requires that these areas be kept clear at all times.  Each exhibitor (except island configurations) MUST allow 9” of space from their booth boundary line when setting up their exhibit back wall.  Per Fire Marshal regulations, absolutely no other items may be stored in this area at any time (including product, literature, empty cases/crates or packing materials).  If items are identified as not belonging, exhibitors will be asked to remove them and any additional charges will be at the exhibitor’s expense. 


Utility Ports

Utility ports are placed strategically throughout the exhibit halls and are indicated on the floor plans.  Electrical, phone, air and water services can be accessed from the floor ports/boxes, wall boxes or overhead catwalks.  The floor port in your area may service your booth as well as neighboring booths.  Exhibitors that are constructing in spaces and have booth types such as space only, islands, double-decker’s, peninsula, etc. keep in mind when designing your booth that the location of ports as modifications may be required. 


Wi-Fi Policy & Cellular Frequency

In conjunction with our official IT Service Provider Smart City, MWC Los Angeles will be a 5Ghz only Wi-Fi event, and self-installed IT services is NOT permitted.

GSMA and Smart City are authorized to shut down any Wi-Fi or IT services that have not been installed through the official channels, and sate of the art scanning equipment will be used to detect unauthorized access points and services present in exhibitor’s booths.  All exhibitors must adhere to the Wi-Fi Policy; the penalty process will be activated if any exhibiting company is found in breach of the policy.

Any exceptions to this policy are at the sole discretion of the GSMA and Smarty City.  Permission MUST be provided approved once a business case is submitted by the exhibitor prior to the start of the event; onsite requests will not be accepted.  

Cellular Frequencies – Spectrum

Any exhibitors planning to utilize spectrum for demo are required to submit all requests.  And it is not necessary to apply for frequency when using a commercial SIM card from an operator or for
Wi-Fi devices.  If you need Wi-Fi or use Wi-Fi bands, please refer to the Wi-Fi policy .