Shipping & On-site Logistics
As you prepare for the event, please review the shipping and logistical information below to decide options will work best for you. Be sure to review all of this information to avoid surprises on-site.
|Label All Freight
For your convenience, shipping labels have been provided below. Make sure all freight is clearly marked with your company name, Commercial UAV Expo and your booth number.
||To expedite the handling of your exhibit material when it arrives in Las Vegas, please adhere to the following: Single uncrated pieces weighing over 500 pounds (225 kg) should be skidded. Single pieces weighing over 8,000 pounds (3,600 kg) should be skidded and fitted with lifting rings. Freeman should be notified in advance of any single pieces weighing over 5,000 pounds (2,200 kg).
|Personal Owned Vehicles/Cart Service
||Privately Owned Vehicles are defined as cars, pick-up trucks, vans and other trucks primarily designed for passenger use, not cargo or freight. Vehicles that do not qualify for this service, or that have material that requires mechanical assistance to unload, will be directed to the Freeman Marshalling Yard.
Workers equipped with a flat cart scooter will assist exhibitors with unloading. Each cart will handle a load approximately 3' wide x 4' long x 3' high. Freight must not exceed 300 lbs. For safety reasons, it will be the judgment of the freight supervisor if the load can go higher than 3 feet. Cart Service includes storage of empty cardboard/product boxes at no additional charge. Empty stickers for your cartons and cases will be provided for this service.
||If you are hand carrying your items in, you will need to go to the self-parking garage and bring items to exhibit hall.
|Returning Your Freight
If not done in advance, you may make arrangements to have your exhibit returned by visiting the Exhibitor Service Desk area on site. Every outbound shipment will require an Outbound Material Handling Agreement and labels.
All carriers must check in no later than September 10th at 8 am. Drivers not checked in by this time will risk the possibility of their shipments not going out on the house carrier and incurring additional costs. Be sure your carrier knows the company name and booth number when making arrangements for shipping your exhibit at the close of the show.
Exhibitors who will be shipping via air may contact Freeman for services and answers to questions by calling 800-995-3579.
||Freeman Transportation is the official customs house broker for Commercial UAV Expo. Specific instructions for shipping foreign freight can be found in the Freeman Quick Facts document.
Domestic freight may be shipped through the warehouse facilities of Freeman. Specific instructions from Freeman can be found in the Freeman Quick Facts document.
||Drayage – or Material Handling – is defined as the transfer of exhibit materials from point of arrival at loading dock to exhibit location, removal of empty crates, return of crates, and return of exhibit to dock for load-out. If you will require labor for delivering your materials to your booth from the dock, union labor will be available to help you with your drayage. We encourage exhibitors to have their material delivered to the warehouse in advance to take advantage of the most cost effective material handling rates.
|Installing Your Exhibit
Move-In will take place on one day:
Tuesday September 7, 2021 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
*All Exhibits must be complete and ready at 6:00 PM for the Welcome Happy Hour *
Set-up and dismantle labor must be performed by your own full time employees or by union labor. Union labor must be hired through Freeman. The hiring of casual labor is not permitted. Exhibitors may hire an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) to supervise the installation and dismantling of their exhibit. The EAC will not be allowed to perform labor required to set-up and dismantle the exhibit unless they are members of the appropriate local union. If you are planning to use an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor, please complete the form located in the Vendor Forms and Ordering section and submit it to Event Management.
Exhibitors are not allowed to break down or remove any part of their exhibit, equipment, display material or merchandise from the exhibit floor before the close of the show at 4:00PM on Thursday, September 9th. Please refer to the *Freeman Quick Facts* document for the move-out dates, hours.
Empty crates will be returned immediately after the end of the show. It may take some time to return all empty crates to the show floor.
All exhibitor materials must be removed from the exhibit facility by September 10 at 9:00 am
If you will be shipping your materials to the event, please review your two options below. You can contact Freeman directly to obtain any related costs associated with either option.
|1) Ship in Advance to the Freeman Warehouse
We recommend all exhibitors ship to the Freeman warehouse in Las Vegas, NV where they will store your materials for up to 30 days prior to the show. Freeman will receive shipments from August 10th – August 31st from 8:00am – 3:00pm Monday through Friday. Please label your exhibit materials as outlined below, or use the Freeman Warehouse Labels.
|2) Send Shipments Direct to the Venue
Direct shipments to The Mirage will only be accepted by Freeman beginning on September 7th.
Please label your exhibit materials as outlined below or use the Show Site Shipping Labels.