Talk to an expert The EEAA offers free, independent advice to its members. If you are already a member, login to access detailed information about exhibiting, including tips and ‘how to’ guides for getting the most from your exhibiting experience. Not a member? Find out more about the benefits of EEAA membership or contact our team to discuss membership options.Expo jargonApplicationThe form you need to complete to apply for an exhibition stand. Once accepted by the organiser the application normally becomes your contract.BoothAn American term for an exhibition stand. Often refers to a 3m x 3m stand with basic walls and flooring.CorinthianA form of exhibition walling made up of wood panels covered in velcro-compatible fabric. Has the advantage of providing a flat and durable surfaceDarling HarbourGenerally refers to International Convention Centre Sydney, which is located in the Darling Harbour precinct, a short walk from the city centreFloorplanThe layout of an exhibition or event showing all the stands and major venue featuresFramelockAn Australian designed modular construction system for exhibition stands. Comprises square poles, flat panels and other accessories for flexible yet affordable stand design.Loading dockThe area normally located at the back of the venue where goods may be unloaded and brought into the venue. Normally there is a wait during peak times. Forklift services or trolley hire may be available for a small charge. Check with the organiser.ManualMost organisers issue an Exhibitor Manual to each exhibitor once they have contracted to an event. The manual will generally include an information section, checklists, order forms and catalogues for additional servicesOctanormAn internationally recognised modular construction system for exhibition stands. Comprises eight sided poles, flat panels and other accessories for flexible yet affordable stand design.OrganiserA company who puts events together. Some organisers own the events they run while others organise events on behalf of industry associations.Pipe and drapeAn American system that provides basic fabric walls between stands. Generally not used in Australia.PitsService ducts located in the floor of an exhibition venue. Most would have power and telephone connections. Some have water, waste, compressed air or gas.RegistrationThe process of collecting visitor details before they enter the show. Common at trade shows but not public exhibitionsRiggingThe process of hanging lights or banners from the ceiling of a venue. Generally allowed above your own stand at an additional cost.Shell schemeExhibition space supplied with a basic stand. Often includes carpet, walls, lighting and a name board. Sometimes includes a PowerPoint but not always.Space onlyExhibition stand supplied as bare floor-space. You will need to build your own stand.SupplierA company who provides services to the exhibition industry. For example furniture, stand design, rigging, transport or signage.TrackerRefers to a machine which scans visitor name-badges and prints to an address label or floppy disk. Normally available for hire at larger trade shows.VenueThe building where events are stagedWithdrawal feeA fee agreed to by the exhibitor when they apply for space that will be paid if they subsequently withdraw from that exhibition. Generally it represents a percentage of the stand cost which increases as the show becomes closer.