Contracting Exhibitor is financially responsible for all show fees and violations. Each assigned space must conform to show rules. Registered exhibitors are responsible for such conformance in accordance with the laws of California.


Please read the rules below carefully. If you prefer to have a printed copy, you may download the Rules & Regulations (PDF).

WSA Membership
Membership in WSA is required of the Contracting Exhibitor and all sales reps/account executives. It is the responsibility of the Contracting Exhibitor to inform company reps of these fees. Membership fees must be accompanied by a completed Membership Form.

Registration & Badges
Advance exhibitor badge requests must be made in writing prior to June 1, 2004, and include titles for each individual. After the deadline, badges and corrections will be made on-site at exhibitor registration at the designated times.

Fraudulent Registration
Misrepresentation of status will be cause for penalties and/or removal from the premises. Only registered exhibitors and verified buyers are permitted to enter the WSA Show. NO VISITORS PERMITTED.

Non-exhibiting suppliers are required to register on-site with proper credentials and pay the $100 fee.

Contracts received in the WSA office after Monday, March 15, 2004, will be regarded as late and will not be included in the first round of booth assignments. A late fee of $100.00 will be required after this date. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their contract is received by WSA.

Payment must be made by a check drawn on a U.S. bank, wire transfer, or credit card. 100% of the booth fees and membership dues must accompany your application. Dishonorment of any payment will subject the exhibitor, its sales representatives and any manufacturer represented by the exhibitor, to non-participation in WSA Shows.

Penalties & Surcharges
  • 3% - Surcharge for credit card payments.
  • $20.00 - Charge for returned checks. Replacement payment must be by money order or certified check sent by overnight courier.
  • $100.00 - Late fee must be included on all applications received after Tuesday, June 1, 2004. Failure to include late fee will suspend your contract.
  • $200.00 - Fine if booth is not set up by midnight on Wednesday, August 4, 2004.
  • $300.00 - Fine for misrepresenting status.
  • $500.00 - Fine for dismantling booth or packing samples prior to 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 8, 2004.

Cancellations received in writing before the deadline, will be refunded 50% of booth cost. No refund will be issued after June 15, 2004.

Show Guide & Directory Listing
The company and brand names submitted on this application in the space provided will be printed in the official WSA SHOW GUIDE. Changes or additions must be made in writing before July 1, 2004.

Information printed in the WSA MEMBERS & MANUFACTURERS DIRECTORY is obtained from the WSA membership form only, and changes or additions must be submitted in writing by the member prior to the deadline of June 1, 2004.

Displays & Furnishings
Displays, accessories, and furnishings may be supplied by exhibitor or outside contractor. Booth space sold by WSA includes carpet only. Booths 20'X20' or larger may supply their own booth carpet provided notification is submitted to GES prior to their established deadline.

Companies with custom displays must provide WSA with a Certificate of Insurance from the outside contractor. Fully enclosed hardwall booths must have smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. No promotional or display fixtures or furnishings may extend into aisles. Spiral stairs are prohibited.

Exhibit Construction
WSA alternates space assignments and rotates positions within product categories. Displays and exhibits should be designed and constructed to allow for set-up in either linear or peninsula configurations.

Booths are non-transferable. Subletting booth space is strictly prohibited and cause for expulsion from future shows. No drugs or alcohol are permitted in booths. Selling of samples prohibited during the show. Promotional materials may be distributed only within the confines of the exhibitor's booth. Solicitation of buyers in the aisles or other public areas of the exposition hall is strictly prohibited.

Exhibitor Manual
The Exhibitor Manual will be mailed to the Contracting Exhibitor by GES after the assignment of booth space. This manual includes information and order forms for the WSA Show. To request an additional manual, please fax name, company address, phone, fax and Federal Express account number to WSA at 949-851-8523.

Move-In and Set-Up
Move-in and set-up times will be included in the exhibitor manual.

NO CHILDREN PLEASE - In order to maintain the business atmosphere that our buyers and exhibitors deserve and demand, children are discouraged from attending the WSA Show and special events. Children are prohibited on the exposition floor during set-up and move-out.

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