|Peninsula Island Guidelines
Blocks of space similar to islands but sharing one or more common boundary with other spaces.
Display planning flexibility should be similar to islands, but with appropriate courtesy toward attached neighbor spaces. The display of an attached neighboring space should not rise directly over the adjacent exhibitor's backwall so as to detract from it or confuse viewers about the identities of the exhibitors.
Front(s) of space, nearest the aisles and at least ten (10) feet away from any shared boundary: displays may be constructed to a maximum height of 23 feet (7 meters). Every display surface must be attractively finished.
Rear of space, within ten (10) feet of any shared space boundary: A maximum allowable display height of 9 feet will apply to displays and products in any areas that are within 10 feet of an attached neighbor’s space. Note that fire marshal regulations require one foot of emergency access space along either side of any shared exhibit boundary; no display elements may be installed, and nothing may be stored, within the one foot of space nearest any common boundary (also see Standard Booth Guidelines). Peninsula boundaries can be defined with 8-foot-high show drape, at the exhibitor’s request to PMA. Show Management will provide complimentary show drape in show theme colors only, along common boundaries only; all other draping in islands and peninsula islands must be at exhibitors’ own expense.
All exhibit fixtures and components exceeding 12'0" (3.66 m) in height must have drawings available for inspection by Show Management, the installation and dismantling contractor, the exhibitor and the Convention Center Authority during the time the exhibit is being erected, exhibited and dismantled at the show site. The drawings should include a signature or stamp of a reviewing structural engineer indicating that the structure design is properly engineered for its proposed use, and a signature of an authorized official of the exhibit building company indicating that the structure is built in compliance with the details and specifications set forth on the drawings.
OVERHEAD HANGING SIGNS
Peninsula island spaces that are at least fourteen feet wide and fourteen feet long are eligible to use an overhead hanging sign, banner, truss, or other roof-suspended display element, or a helium inflatable sign. Overhead features must conform to PMA overhead rigging guidelines and must be pre-approved in writing by PMA. Please submit a completed Overhead Hanging Sign and Rigging approval form found in this manual.
Because of insurance considerations, exhibitor costs, and public safety, multi-story (or “double-deck”) display structures cannot be allowed.