The arrangements and organisation of the International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery (SIMPPAR) and, in particular, its opening dates, duration, location at which it will be held, opening and closing times, are determined by the organiser and may be changed at its initiative.
. Conditions of Participation
The organiser determines the categories of exhibitor and establishes the nomenclature for the products and/or services presented.
. Application Form
Any company wishing to exhibit must apply to the organiser in order to take part. Unless the organiser declines the application, submitting such an application amounts to a firm and irrevocable commitment to pay the whole of the price for renting the stand and related costs.
. Controlling admissions
The organiser is not bound to substantiate its decisions on applications to participate.
. Assignment- Subletting
Unless the organiser gives prior written authorisation, no exhibitor may assign, sublet or share all or part of its concession within the confines of the exhibition hall, either free of charge or for payment.
In case of withdrawal within 30 days before the exhibition date, or non-occupation of the stand for any reason whatsoever, the sums paid and/or remaining due, in part or in full, in respect of renting the stand, accrue to the organiser even in the event of re-letting to another exhibitor.
In the case where an exhibitor does not occupy its stand at the opening of the exhibition for any reason whatsoever, he will be treated as having withdrawn. The organiser may then make free use of the defaulting exhibitor’s stand without the latter being able to claim either any refund or compensation, even if the stand is allocated to another exhibitor.
The price of the stands is determined by the organiser and may be revised in case of any change in the factors which make it up, in particular in case of change in the price of materials, labour, transport and services together with tax and social provisions.
. Payment terms and conditions
Payment for rental of the stand and related costs is made at the instalment dates and according to the terms and conditions determined by the organiser and communicated to the exhibitor in the registration dossier
. Failure to pay
Should an exhibitor fail to pay by the due date in accordance with the terms and conditions of payment covered in the previous article, the organiser shall be authorised to apply the provisions of the article “Withdrawal”.
. Allocation of the stands
The organiser designs the plan and lay-out of the exhibition freely and decides the location of the stands, taking into account, as much as possible, exhibitors’ preferences and the date was of registration
. Lay-out and Decoration of the Stands
The lay-out of the stands is designed in accordance with the general plan drawn up by the organiser. Each exhibitor is free to decorate their own stand and any special decoration is carried at their liability. Any decoration must comply with the safety regulations laid down by the public authority as well as with the general scheme of decoration and signage finalised by the organiser.
The organiser declines all liability relating to instal- lations put up by exhibitors. Exhibitors take the locations on an “as is” basis and must restore it to the same condition. Any deterioration caused by an exhibitor or his installations, equipment/materials or merchandise is at the charge of that exhibitor.
. Set-up and Break-down
The organiser determines the schedule for setting up and installing the stands before the exhibition opens. It also determines the schedule for dismantling, removal of equipment, materials and products as well as the time limits for cleaning and tidying up after the exhibition. With regard to the particular question of dismantling, removal and restoration, the organiser may have any work not completed by the exhibitor within the allotted time carried out by a third party at the cost and liability of the exhibitor. Should an exhibitor fail to meet the deadline for occupying the sites, the organiser will be authorised to claim payment of penalty charges for delay and damages.
. Organiser’s Insurance
The organiser has insurance both in its own name and in that of the exhibitors, providing cover for the pecuniary consequences of public liability incumbent on exhibitors in that capacity, arising from personal injury and property damage caused to third parties in the whole of the exhibition premises, exhibitors being treated as third parties with regard to one another. The organiser declines all liability for any loss or damage, together with theft or disappearance of any item. Exhibitors undertake to waive all recourse against the exhibition organisers as well as against the other exhibitors.
If any accident whatsoever were to occur in the exhibition (fire, explosion, water damage), likely to entail its closure, the exhibiting companies will have no recourse against the organiser, in particular insofar as concerns claims for indemnity or compensation for loss of revenue, commercial harm, etc.
. Exhibitors’ Insurance
It is obligatory for each exhibitor to hold an insurance policy providing cover against damage or harms caused to third parties, including the other exhibitors and for which it might be held personally liable, and for damage caused to equipment and the products they are exhibiting at the International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery. By express agreement, any exhibitor not holding an individual insurance is deprived of any recourse against the organiser.
. Security and safety
The exhibitor is bound to comply with the security and safety measures imposed by the judiciary or administrative authorities together with those taken by the organiser. The latter reserves the right to check compliance with these measures. Security surveillance is provided under the authority of the organiser: its decisions on the application of safety and security rules are immediately enforceable.
APPLICATION OF THE BY-LAWS DISPUTES
. Application of the By-laws
Any breach of the provisions of these By-laws and of the Internal Rules of Procedure laid down by the organiser may result in the offending exhibitor being excluded without formal prior notice. The same applies, in particular, to compliance with the layout, non-compliance with the safety and security rules, non-occupancy of the stand, presentation of items not complying with those listed in the application form.
An indemnity is then due by the exhibitor by way of damages and compensation for the moral or material losses suffered by the event. This indemnity is equivalent at least to the amount of the participation fee which remains owing to the organiser, without prejudice to any additional damages that might be claimed. In this connection, the organiser has a right of retention over the items exhibited and the movable or decorative elements belonging to the exhibitor.
. Changes to the By-laws
The organiser reserves the right to decide all matters not provided for in these by-laws and to introduce new provisions where and when that appears necessary.
In the case of any dispute, the exhibitor undertakes to refer its grievance to the organiser before taking any proceedings. Any action brought before a period of 15 days from the date of this declaration has expired will, by formal agreement of the exhibitor, be inadmissible.
In the event of any proceedings, the courts in which jurisdiction the organiser has its registered office shall be solely competent.