These General Terms and Conditions apply to all business relations between Wearable Technologies AG (hereinafter referred to as the “Organiser”) and its customers (hereinafter referred to as the “Exhibitor”).
By signing the application form, the exhibitor acknowledges the General Terms and Conditions of Business of the Organiser in the version valid at the time of signing as binding for himself and all of his employees at the trade fair. Any conflicting General Terms and Conditions of Business of the Exhibitor are hereby expressly rejected.
In the same way, the exhibitor acknowledges existing safety regulations of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH as well as any special trade fair conditions that may have been issued, and the respective house rules, as binding. The relevant texts can be inspected by the organizer and made available permanently on request. Domestic authority is exercised by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. The statutory regulations under labour and trade law must be observed.
The organiser reserves the right to amend its General Terms and Conditions of Business due to legal changes, supreme court rulings or market changes, subject to a reasonable period of notice of at least six weeks. The announcement is made by publishing the amended General Terms and Conditions of Business on the organiser’s website, stating the date of entry into force. If the exhibitor does not object within six weeks of publication, the amended General Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to have been accepted. In the announcement of the change, the significance of the six-week period is pointed out separately. If the exhibitor objects to the amended terms and conditions within the period stipulated, the organiser is entitled to terminate the existing contract with the exhibitor at the time when the amendment comes into force, while safeguarding the legitimate interests of the exhibitor. The exhibitor may not assert any claims against the organizer as a result of this.
Apart from insurance cover for the exhibited objects and, more generally, for all furniture or other equipment belonging to the exhibitor, the exhibitor must take out, at his own expense, all insurance premiums covering civil liability for risks to himself, his staff and third parties. Neither the organiser nor those responsible for the venue are liable for such risks, particularly in the event of loss, theft or damage.
The exhibition space will be allocated primarily to exhibitors who have returned their application form and paid the total amount of the participation fee. The organizer reserves the right to change the allocation of stand space as required, depending on the developments of the event and the competitive environment of the exhibitors.
An exhibition stand cannot be transferred or sublet without the prior consent of the organiser.
Only companies that have paid their registration fee in full will be listed in the visitor guide. In case of incomplete information about the represented company, this information will not be included.
The total amount of the registration fee is due and payable upon return of the registration form and receipt of the invoice.
In the event of cancellation of the registration by the exhibitor or an application for a smaller exhibition space at any time and for any reason, the full amount of the participation fee, including VAT and all related invoices, shall remain due and payable by the exhibitor, even if the space is re-let.
Failure to pay the full registration fee one month before the first day of the event will result in the expiration of the claim to the exhibition stand, without releasing the exhibitor from his payment obligations.
Payment for additional services and costs shall be made after receipt of the relevant invoices from the organizer or service providers. Late payment penalties will be charged to the exhibitor.
The exhibitors undertake to occupy their stand for the entire duration of the event. If the exhibitor’s equipment is not delivered on time, no refund will be made. The organiser may freely dispose of a stand which the Exhibitors have not occupied by 8 p.m. on the day before the opening day of the event [set-up day] without releasing the Exhibitor from his payment obligations.
In cases of force majeure, the organiser is released from the obligation to provide his services for the duration and to the extent of the effect and may cancel or postpone the fair. Force majeure is any event beyond the control of the organiser which prevents him from fulfilling his obligations in whole or in part, including fire damage, serious outbreaks of dangerous diseases (e.g. virus infections), floods, strikes and lawful lockouts, as well as operational disruptions or official orders for which he is not responsible. In the event of complete or partial cancellation of the exhibition, the participation fee paid by the exhibitor will be refunded to him, after deduction of the costs incurred by the organizer up to that point. In cases of force majeure, claims by the exhibitor against the organizer, regardless of the legal basis, in particular claims for damages and claims for compensation for futile expenditure, are excluded.
No one may be admitted to the event rooms without an exhibitor pass issued and accepted by the organizer. The organizers reserve the right to expel persons whose conduct in their opinion would justify such an exclusion from the event premises.
The exhibitor undertakes to reduce the noise level on his stand and to observe normal customs and manners. The organiser is responsible for maintaining the control and discipline of the event. The organizer reserves the right to prohibit in whole or in part any amenities, panels or products that do not meet the standards of the event. No advertising materials, posters or other advertising signs may be placed outside the allocated exhibition stand.
The recordings of the entrances at the event remain the sole and exclusive property of the organizer.
All claims of the exhibitor against the organizer must be made in writing within 4 weeks after the end of the event at the latest. Claims asserted later are forfeited.
Offsetting or retention by the exhibitor against claims of the organizer is only permitted if the due counterclaim has been legally established or is undisputed.
Deviations from these General Terms and Conditions require written confirmation by the organizer for the purpose of proof. Place of jurisdiction is the registered office of the organizer. German law shall apply to all legal relations between exhibitor and organizer.
Should individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions be invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. The invalid provision shall be amended in such a way that the intended purpose is achieved.
Terms and Conditions, Wearable Technologies AG, January 2020