Exhibitor Manual Quick Links

Quick Links


Show Dates: September 6th – September 8th, 2018
Location: San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
CLICK HERE for Dates and Deadlines


Targeted Move-In Dates & Maps
Please ensure you confirm your targeted shipping information no later than August 16th.
If you would like to request to change your targeted day/time, please CLICK HERE.
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Edlen is the exclusive electrical provider for CEDIA at the San Diego Convention Center. All electrical labor should be scheduled through Edlen directly. If you require power for light fixtures, laptops, phone charging or other fixtures, you’ll need to order an electrical outlet.   Please submit your EDLEN Electrical Order Form along with your electrical power drop grid to Edlen directly. You may place your order online at www.edlen.com or you can submit your order to sandiego@edlen.com.


California is NOT a “right‐to‐work” state.  The installation and dismantling of prefabricated displays comes under the jurisdiction of the Painters Decorators Union.  However, one (1) full‐time exhibiting company employee may work without tools for thirty (30) minutes on the installation (move‐ in) and thirty minutes (30) on the dismantle (move‐out) without union labor. Exhibitors are not permitted to use tools of any type (screwdrivers, hammers, electric drills, power saws, etc.) on booths of any size. Union Labor is available to assist in the installation and dismantling of exhibit booths.

  • For additional information pertaining to union guidelines, please CLICK HERE
  • For rates and ordering information, please click on the following: labor, riggingforklift rentals
  • If you are working with an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) please CLICK HERE to access additional information. **Please note, all exhibitors working with an EAC must submit their contractor’s information electronically and provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance on behalf of their contractor**


CEDIA Expo is a Line of Sight Show which requires visability into your neighboring exhibitors booth– please ensure if you are a linear/ in-line booth or corner booth, you do not have anything displayed above 4’ high on your side walls; if you have an endcap booth, you may have an 8’H x 10’W structure centered as your backwall in your booth but 5’ of your back wall on each side cannot extend past 4’ in height

CLICK HERE for information about your booth space.

Additional Information: Hanging Signs (if applicable), Two Story Booth Guidelines  (if applicable),  Canopy & Ceiling Guidelines (if applicable)


All Exhibitors are required to secure general liability insurance. CLICK HERE for requirements. You can upload your certificate of insurance here or you can send it directly to nicole@cediaexpo.com. If you don’t have insurance, it can be purchased through Marsh/Total Event Insurance.


Centerplate is the exclusive provider of food, beverage and alcohol within the San Diego    Convention Center. Outside food and beverage is not permitted into the SDCC and all alcoholic beverages brought into the facility will be confiscated. If you are interested in planning a Happy Hour, please review Centerplate’s Booth Catering Services.


The San Diego Convention Center has complimentary Wi-Fi. Various broadband options are also available. CLICK HERE for information.


We’ve negotiated exclusive hotel discounts at numerous San Diego hotels with guaranteed lowest available price. CLICK HERE for complete listing and to book now.


Admission to the exhibit hall during the set-up, show days or dismantling period is open to exhibitor personnel with Exhibitor Badges. Register in advance and print out when you arrive onsite. Badges will not be mailed and can be picked up onsite beginning Monday, September 3rd, 2018.

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