These are the terms (the “Agreement”) that govern your attendance at or participation in RESACON CANADA (collectively referred to herein as the “RESA Events”) event (the “Event”).
By registering for the Event you are agreeing to these terms, which form a legally binding contract between Real Estate Staging Association, INC. (“RESA”) and the registered exhibitor, partner, or participant (“Exhibitor/Partner” or “you”). If you are registering on behalf of another party, it is your responsibility to ensure that such party is aware of these terms and accepts them; by completing the registration you are warranting that you have made the party aware of these terms and that they have accepted these terms.
1. Exhibitor/Partner Cancellation Policy
1.1 NO REFUNDS. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS BY EXHIBITORS OR PARTNERS. IF AN EXHIBITOR OR PARTNER CANCELS AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, THE EXHIBITOR OR PARTNER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE EXHIBITOR OR PARTNER FEE.
1.2 CONVENTION AND PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. RESA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RELOCATE OR RESCHEDULE PROGRAMS. IF A RESCHEDULED CONVENTION OR CONVENTION PROGRAM CONFLICTS WITH AN EXHIBITOR’S OR PARTNER’S SCHEDULE, SUCH EXHIBITOR OR PARTNER MAY ELECT TO SEEK A CREDIT OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE TO BE USED AT ANY RESA EVENT. SUCH CREDIT SHALL BE VALID FOR ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED CONVENTION DATE.
2. Payment Terms
Payments for all Exhibitors/Partnerships are due within 10 business days of registration. If such payments are not received within 10 business days, your registration is subject to automatic cancellation. Please note if your registration is cancelled due to non-payment you may be prohibited from booking Exhibitors/Partnerships in the future, at RESA’s sole discretion.
3. Exhibitor/Partner Requirements; Prohibited Conduct
3.1 Adult or Gambling Related Exhibitor/Partner Prohibited. RESA does not permit companies or individuals promoting or offering content, products, or services that relate to subjects of an “adult” nature or that involve “gambling” to exhibit at or Partner any RESA Event.
3.2 Unethical or Non-Compliant Marketing. RESA reserves the right to deny admission to anyone who, in RESA’s sole discretion, engages in or is reputed to engage in unethical or non-compliant marketing practices.
3.3 Inappropriate Dress and Conduct. Exhibitor/Partner staff members that demonstrate partial nudity, indecency, or conduct inappropriate for a mixed audience will not be allowed.
3.4 Offensive Material. Exhibitor/Partner may NOT display marketing collateral containing illegal subject matter, racially or ethnically discourteous content, or depict nudity or sexual conduct of any kind. No material or merchandise containing illegal subject matter, racially or ethically discourteous content or depict nudity or sexual conduct of any kind may be sold, given, or distributed in any way. Offensive materials are determined at the sole discretion of RESA. Non-compliance may result in removal of offensive material or expulsion from the CONVENTION with no refund of fees. If you are unsure whether your materials violate this provision, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE the event.
3.5 No Suitcasing Policy. “Suitcasing” refers to the practice of attending a trade show but “working the aisles” from a suitcase or briefcase, soliciting business from other attendees and exhibitors. For the good of the show and the Exhibitors/Partners supporting the show, the only legitimate place to conduct business during show hours is within a contracted exhibit space on the show floor. Exhibitors/Partners are encouraged to protect their investment and report any violations to RESA management. Attendees observed soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces or in another company’s booth, will be ejected from the Event and may be banned from future events, in RESA’s sole discretion.
3.6 Celebrity Attractions; High-Traffic Events. If Exhibitor/Partner plans to host a celebrity exhibit or other high-traffic attraction (hereinafter, an “Attraction”) at the Event, Exhibitor/Partner must: (a) provide advance notice to RESA in writing; and (b) purchase sufficient space and take reasonable crowd-control measures to ensure that the Attraction does not interfere with attendees’ access to other exhibits and booths or attendees’ enjoyment of the Event. RESA has sole discretion in determining whether, and under what terms, an Attraction may be held at the Event. Furthermore, if RESA determines in its sole discretion that an Attraction is disrupting the Event, RESA may take immediate corrective measures, up to and including termination of the Attraction. Exhibitor/Partner waives all liability of RESA for taking such corrective measures.
3.7 Trade Show Regulations.
Each space is approximately 10’ x 10’
• 5 ft. skirted table upon request
Installation Deadline: Your exhibition space must be occupied by the end of the designated Exhibitor Setup time as indicated in your RESA Exhibitor Information Packet. If you do not advise RESA management of any delays, the exhibition space will be regarded as abandoned and may be reassigned, in RESA’s sole discretion.
Exhibition Area Code and Sound Levels: Materials must not be hung from any walls, drapery, scaffolding, or aerial fixtures whatsoever and must not block aisles, fire exits, or extinguishers. All exhibition materials and electrical wiring must comply with fire code. Exposed areas of booth displays must be finished and present an attractive appearance when viewed from aisles or adjoining booths. Any portion of the booth display that shares a common border with another exhibitor must not contain marketing collateral of any kind that would detract from the adjoining exhibitor. Exhibition space sound level must not exceed customary decibels so as not to disturb other exhibitors.
Placement of signage or Distribution of advertisements and/or promotional material of any kind may be made only within the booth assigned to the exhibitor presenting such material. A firm or organization not assigned exhibit space will not be permitted to solicit business within the exhibit area or in any other CONVENTION areas.
Failure to abide by these conditions, as determined in RESA’s sole discretion, may result in the closing of an exhibit or the restriction or eviction of persons involved, without compensation to the Exhibitor/Partner, and the Exhibitor/Partner may forfeit the right to attend future RESA events.
Aisle Traffic Flow: The distribution of marketing collateral is restricted to your exhibition space. Obstruction of aisles so as to prevent and or impede traffic flow is prohibited. Any activity that results in a traffic flow impediment or creates a hazardous condition will not be tolerated. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in removal from the Facility.
Outside Food and Beverage Policy: The hotel/venue requires that ALL food and beverage distributed by attendees, exhibitors or partners to be purchased from the hotel/venue directly. There are no exceptions. If you would like to purchase food or beverage please contact the hotel’s Food and Beverage Department. The hotel/venue reserves the right to confiscate any items considered a violation of this policy without compensation and may eject the offender from the premises. RESA Inc. will not be liable for any damages to anyone who violates any hotel policy. Candy and mints are allowed.
3.8 Insurance. The Exhibitor/Partner understands and agrees that neither RESA nor the entity physically hosting the Event (the “Facility”) maintains insurance covering the Exhibitor’s/Partner’s liability or property. The Exhibitor/Partner is required to carry worker’s compensation, commercial general liability including products and completed operations, independent contractors, personal injury and blanket contractual liability insurance at limits of at least $1,000,000 per, $1,000,000 aggregate. A Certificate of Insurance, with a 30-day notice of cancellation provision, listing Real Estate Staging Association, INC. as additional insured, must evidence coverage. Such Certificate of Insurance must be provided to RESA upon request.
3.9 Failure of Exhibitor/Partner to follow these requirements may result in eviction of Exhibitor/Partner without refund, in RESA’s sole discretion. Additionally, RESA may prohibit the attendee and Exhibitor/Partner from attending future RESA Events. If an Exhibitor/Partner is evicted from the Event due to violating this Section 3, Exhibitor/Partner must immediately leave the event and return at the end of the convention to dismantle all exhibit materials.
4. Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Damages
4.1 RESA and the Facility assume no liability for any loss, damage, or injury to any property of the Exhibitor or to any of its officers, agents, employees, or contractors, whether attributable to accident, fire, water, theft, or any other cause whatsoever.
4.2 RESA gives no warranties in respect of any aspect of the Event or any materials related thereto or offered at the Event and, to the fullest extent possible under the laws governing this Agreement, disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, timeliness, and merchant-ability. The Event is provided on an “as-is” basis. Neither RESA nor its affiliates accept any responsibility or liability for reliance by you or any person on any aspect of the Event or any information provided at the Event.
4.3 Except as required by law, neither RESA nor its affiliates shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential costs, damages, or losses arising directly or indirectly from the Event or any other aspect related thereto or in connection with this Agreement.
4.4 The maximum aggregate liability of RESA for any claim in any way connected with, or arising from, the Event or this Agreement, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise (including any negligent act or omission), shall be limited to the amount paid by you to RESA under this Agreement to be an Exhibitor/Partner for the Event.
5.1 Exhibitor/Partner agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Facility and RESA, its affiliates, and their respective employees, directors, officers, and agents, from any and all liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) (collectively, “Losses”) due to, arising from, or in connection with any third party claim, suit, judgment or proceeding (a “Claim”) alleging (i) any breach by Exhibitor/Partner of this Agreement; (ii) any wrongful conduct committed by Exhibitor/Partner pursuant to or in performance of this Agreement; or (iii) that any exhibitor/Partner content or practice violates the intellectual property or proprietary rights of a third party, are defamatory or obscene, or violate any law or other judicial or administrative regulation.
5.2 Exhibitor/Partner will not enter into any settlement that adversely affects the RESA’s rights or interests without the prior written consent of RESA.
5.3 For clarity, Exhibitor/Partner is liable for any damage caused to Facility floors, walls, or columns, or to standard booth equipment, or to other exhibitors’ property. Exhibitor/Partner assumes the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damages, and claims arising out of injury or damages to displays, equipment, and other property brought into the Facility, and shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Facility, its owners, affiliated companies, agents, servants and employees under this Section 5 of this Agreement.
Exhibitors may not sublease their space. Sublease in this use includes renting, sharing, donating or in any way allowing another company or person to display or advertise in an exhibitor’s space. If Exhibitor/Partner has more than one company and would like them represented, they must pay for space for each company.
RESA’s failure to exercise any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. RESA shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond RESA’s reasonable control. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with RESA’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the California courts. A party that substantially prevails in an action brought under this Agreement is entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. The parties further agree that, to the extent permitted by law, valid service of process in any such action or proceeding may be achieved as follows: a) delivered by hand; b) sent by fax/telecopier (with receipt confirmed), provided that a copy is mailed the same day by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested; or c) when received by the addressee if sent by Express Mail, Federal Express or other express delivery service. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you acknowledge that you do not have any authority of any kind to bind RESA in any respect whatsoever.