News & Updates:


New for 2019!

  • Build Period: We would like to remind all of our clients and our client’s contractors that the official build period is 12 days. All stand designs should be designed with this time frame in mind, to ensure the stand can be constructed and dismantled in a safe manner.
  • Dismantling of stands will commence on Friday 1 March at 08:00. Access into the venue after the show closes on Thursday 28 February will be restricted for 2 hours from 4pm – 6pm in order for all rigging chains to be dropped and carpet in some areas to be lifted. No construction work is allowed on Thursday 28 February, it is only for the removal of valuable items and hand carriables. Under no circumstances must any stand fitters, material, machinery or equipment etc. be left in the hall after 21:00 on Thursday 5th March 2019. Any items left in the hall after this time will be disposed of and you may incur a cost.
  • Stand Plan SubmissionIf you are planning on installing a kitchen as part of your stand design, a detailed layout indicating the exact location of any electrical equipment (ovens/kettles etc) must be included and a smoke detector installed. Please visit the Venue Services page for the recommended supplier.
  • Alarm: Should a smoke detector alarm be activated on your stand at any time, it is the responsibility of the exhibitor and / or their appointed contractor to allow the venue, the organisers and Westpoint onto the stand for further investigation.
  • Glass: All glazing and mirrors used in the construction of stands must consist of safety glass which is laminated. The use of annealed and tempered glass will not be accepted from 2019 onwards. For more information please read through the Stand Building Regulations section
  • Wheeled Transportation: The use of scooters, segway’s, rollerblades, bicycles, skateboards, or other wheeled transportation not for use by the disabled, will no longer be accepted within the venue from 2019 onwards, for the duration of build-up, event open days and breakdown.
  • Waste: The process for onsite waste removal has been updated. For more information please read through the Exhibitor Code of conduct 
  • Forklifts: The dry hiring of forklifts will no longer be available post Mobile World Congress 2019
  • Floorplan: We are always trying to improve the way we present information to you. Please read through the Floorplan Section for more information on the changes to our online floorplan
  • Do your bit: calculate and offset the carbon footprint of your participation in MWC19
  • ID: Only your passport or European Union national ID card will be accepted for access to MWC and at valid ID checks throughout Congress. This includes the build-up, event open period and dismantle periods. Driving licenses or similar are no longer valid to access the venue.
  • Revised parameters for suspended structures have been introduced in order to fulfil the complex rigging requirements of MWC clients. Click here to find out more. Any complex requests that are beyond the established limitations need to be submitted for review at least 2 months prior to the start of build-up (by 14 December 2018).
  • Fire resistance of load bearing elements of double deck structures. Double deck structures bigger than 500sqm need to provide evacuation calculations of first floor following the Spanish building regulations (CTE). Click here for more information.

 

New Forms

  • Special Activity Application Form – If you are planning ‘Special activities’ or ‘high risk’ activities during the event open days, please submit further information to us to apply for approval  using this form.
  • Double Deck Form: if you are planning on building a second storey / first floor / double decker stand, please ensure you read through the form thoroughly to check new guidelines and any new information requested.

 

Rigging

  • Rigging Information Form – Provide technical detail of your suspended build elements. Find out more in the Rigging section.
  • All rigging has to be finished by Saturday 23 February 2019. After this date, no machinery or vehicles can enter the halls.
  • Complex Suspended Structures - Remember that complex suspended structures require structural certification through the official structural technicians.
  • Revised parameters for suspended structures have been introduced in order to fulfil the complex rigging requirements of MWC clients. Click here to find out more. Any complex requests that are beyond the established limitations need to be submitted for review at least 2 months prior to the start of build-up (by 14 December 2018).

 

Build-Up Restrictions

  • Personal Protective Equipment– Hard hats and high visibility vests are required in order to gain entry to the venue during build-up and dismantling except for Sunday 24 February 2019 (one day before the event starts).
  • Register your build crew in advance to avoid delays and frustration on-site. Find out more
  • Ladders of 5m height or more are prohibited. Read through the updated General Health & Safety section for more information.
  • Unprotected Circular Saws will not be permitted during build activity.
  • Vehicle Movement – In order to make the venue a safe environment absolutely no vehicle movement is permitted inside the venue on Sunday 24 February 2018.

 

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