Exhibitor Information

Business Services Center

The Vancouver Convention Centre does not have a business center onsite. Exhibitors can utilize the services of the FedEx Office, the preferred vendor for SIGGRAPH 2014. The services provided by FedEx Office include:

  • Photocopying
  • Digital Printing
  • Binding
  • Signs & Banners
  • Computer Rental
  • Professional Packing Services
  • FedEx Express & FedEx Ground Shipping
  • Online Printing

Email your orders to FedEx, visit the local office at 779 West Pender, Vancouver, or call: +1.604.685.3338.

Cameras/Videotaping


The registered media will have clearly identifiable credentials allowing them to film in the exhibit hall. Exhibitors may refuse to allow media to take pictures or utilize recording devices. Attendees are not allowed to use cameras or recording devices. Exhibitors may only photograph or record their own booths and products.

Cleaning


SIGGRAPH 2014 will vacuum the aisles of the exhibit hall every night and will maintain general cleaning of the halls. Special cleaning for individual booths is available. Vacuuming and cleaning can be ordered through the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Electronic Theater


Showing Monday and Tuesday, the Electronic Theater showcases an eclectic mix of the finest work in computer graphics from the last 12 months. The quota for exhibitor personnel to attend is three tickets per 100 square feet. The tickets will be distributed equally over the four presentations.

Ticket Distribution 
Tickets will be distributed in the Exhibition Management Office, located in Meeting Room 206, Sunday through Tuesday from 9 am to 5 pm. Tickets will be distributed to a company representative who shows company identification or a business card. If you want to designate a specific individual to pick up your tickets, email Exhibition Management with instructions about who you will authorize to pick up your company's tickets. Tickets will only be available until 9:30 am each day for that day's show(s).

Purchase Additional Tickets

Additional tickets will be sold based on availability through the general attendee registration process.

Crate Storage

Empty crates, boxes, skids, etc. that exhibitors have labeled "empty" will automatically be removed from exhibitors' booths, stored, and returned to booths at the conclusion of the exhibition. "Empty" stickers will be available at the Exhibitor Service Center.

Exhibit Merchandise Release Passes


Exhibit merchandise release passes will be required for removal of material from the exhibition hall, by or for exhibitors during the installation, operation, and one hour after the dismantling period begins. Merchandise passes are not required for materials moved by labor to docks and onto exhibitors' trucks.

Exhibit Space Rental Package


Your exhibit space rental includes:

  • Standard booth equipment for linear booths, consisting of eight-foot-high back-wall drapes and three-foot-high side wall drapes.
  • One-line identification sign bearing company name, city and state and country, and exhibit space number.
  • Six exhibitor badges for each 100 square feet of exhibit space under contract if registered in advance.
  • A quota of Exhibitor Full Conference registrations, as well as Exhibitor Badges that allow you access to the following events: Art Gallery, Birds of a Feather, Emerging Technologies, Exhibition, Exhibitor Tech Talks, Exhibits Fast Forward, International Resources, Keynote Session, Posters, and the Studio.
  • Three tickets for the Electronic Theater for each 100 square feet of exhibit space under contract.
  • Priority points toward space selection for SIGGRAPH 2015.

Exhibitor Lounge


As in previous years, SIGGRAPH 2014 will provide an exhibitor lounge that is open to exhibitor personnel only. The exhibitor lounge is in operation Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Exhibitor Service Center


The services provided by the official service contractors for SIGGRAPH 2014 are represented in the exhibitor service center.

First Aid

The Vancouver Convention Centre has two fully equipped first aid rooms. One is located in the east building lobby and the other in the west building level 1 prefunction area at the ballroom A entrance. Vancouver Convention Centre security personnel are trained as first responders in fire/safety and first aid emergencies including the use of on-site defibrillators. First aid assistance is available by calling 7500 from any house phone or by contacting Vancouver Convention Centre personnel.

Food and Beverage Dispensing

Centerplate is the exclusive food services supplier for the Vancouver Convention Centre. No food or beverage may be brought in without the proper consent. Refer to Catering under Official Service Contractors. Exhibitors wishing to hand out food and beverage samples should contact Centerplate at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Insurance


Exhibitors are urged to provide insurance coverage protecting against damage, loss, or theft. Contact your insurance company or agent and request that this type of coverage be made available to you during SIGGRAPH 2014. The cost is low when added as a rider to your current policy.

Lighting in the Exhibit Hall


Lighting levels in the exhibition will be low and will be set during the installation period. If you require a particular amount of light, you will want to supply your own lighting in the event that the overhead lighting is not sufficient, or plan to obstruct the light if your presentation is light sensitive. Depending on the overhead lighting pattern at the convention center, you may or may not have direct overhead lights. If you require less lighting above your booth, you may request that the lights be turned out directly above your booth.

NOTE: All lighting changes requested through the Vancouver Convention Centre will incur a fee, and exhibitors will be responsible for changes to lighting. All requests must be approved by Exhibition Management and the Vancouver Convention Centre before any lights are turned off. Requests for turning off additional lights will only be approved if the decreased lighting will not significantly impact lighting of the aisles or other booths. Please have an alternate plan for your exhibit in the event that additional lights cannot be removed over your booth or if you require more light than the low lighting levels provide.

Parking

The VCC has two different parking lot areas. The parkade in East facility is operated by Vinci Park and the parkade in the West building is operated by Impark. The pricing and contact information for both parking lot areas are outlined below. Both parking garages are open 24 hours with in/out privileges. 

East Parkade: Vinci Park Canada Place
(conveniently located on site Parking office, P-1 level beside the exit lanes)
Box 52 - 999 Canada Place
Parking Level 1
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3C1 Canada
+1.604.684.2251
+1.604.684.2254 fax
866.856.8080 toll-free

Parking Rates – East:
$3.75 per 30 minutes or portion thereof
$23.00 daily maximum 6 am-6 pm
$9.00 evening rate  6 pm-6 am

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - $19.00
Enter between 6am and 9am and exit before 6 pm
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
Prices are subject to change.

West Parkade: Impark Lot #1940 
1055 Canada Way 
Placa Way
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3 Canada

(Downtown Office)
601 Wests Cordova Street, Suite 300
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1G1 Canada
+1.604.681.7311
Hours: Monday, Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Parking Rates - West:
Monday to Friday
$3.50 per 30 minutes or portion thereof
$23.00 daily maximum 6 am-6 pm
$10.00 evening rate  6 pm-6 am

Saturday and Sunday
$6.00 per hour
$10.00 daily maximum 6 am-6 pm
$10.00  evening rate 6 pm-6 am
Prices are subject to change.

Security


SIGGRAPH 2014 will provide perimeter badge checkers for the exhibit hall and public areas of the convention center. For special in-booth security, refer to the Booth Security Order Form.

Selling on the Exhibit Floor

Exhibitors at SIGGRAPH 2014 may sell their products directly to attendees from their booths on the show floor. SIGGRAPH Exhibition Management shall have control over the unsightliness of signs posting prices, notices of sales, etc.

Items imported to be given away or sold at this event will require formal customs accounting documentation and any applicable duties and/or taxes will be collected at the time of importation. Any foreign exhibitors importing goods into Canada should check with U.S. Customs prior to shipping your convention goods, as the requirement is any goods over $2,000 U.S. must be reported to U.S. Customs. They can document your goods on the form 4455 so they can identify the goods on your return to the U.S.

Nationals of other countries may engage in exhibiting, selling, or displaying goods without a work permit from Citizenship & Immigration providing they are not selling to the general public. Direct sales to the public, where goods are delivered at the time of sale are considered to be entering the labor market, and a work permit is required. Additional information on work permits is available at Citizenship & Immigration Canada.

Exhibitors are responsible for complying with all business licenses, Canadian laws, and sales and tax requirements.

Shipping Desk


A shipping desk is located in the registration area. This desk provides next-day air, second-day air, and regular ground shipping services to destinations throughout the world.

Show Colors


Booth Drape: 8-foot high black back drape, 3-foot high brown side dividers
Aisle Carpet: Latte (black and tan)

Space Selection for SIGGRAPH 2015


Information will be sent to exhibitors in June.