Each visitor is expected to conduct himself or herself in a courteous manner and respect the rights of SEMICON West exhibitors and other show attendees. Smoking is not allowed inside the Moscone Convention Center at any time. Badges must be worn on the show floor and at all official SEMICON events, programs and meetings.
Children 12-17 years old are allowed on the exhibit floor only during exhibition hours provided they are accompanied by an adult. Each child must be registered and must wear their badge when on the Show floor. Children under 12 years old are not allowed on the exhibit floor at any time.
Suitcasing & Outboarding
Suitcasing refers to those non-exhibiting companies or persons who go to shows as an attendee but "work the aisles" from their suitcase (briefcase) and solicit business in the aisles or lobby area.
Outboarding refers to non-exhibiting companies that set up exhibits at off-site locations—hotel hospitality suites or restaurants—and encourage show attendees to leave the show floor. Off-site events held during show hours diminish the size and diffuse the quality of the audience available to legitimate exhibitors.
Photography is NOT permitted of ANY exhibit. Attendees are not allowed to bring photographic equipment on the exhibit floor during Show hours. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phone cameras, digital cameras, film cameras and video cameras. Only SEMI, the exclusive Show photographer or credentialed news media will be allowed to photograph exhibits during Show hours. Please immediately notify Show Management or Security of any unauthorized photography.
Code of Conduct
Show Management wants your exhibition at SEMICON West to be
successful. Listed below are some tips
on exhibitor etiquette for you to share with your booth personnel. By putting these tips into practice, you can
help make the Show a success, both for your company and for other exhibitors.
Exhibitors at SEMICON West should conduct themselves professionally with honesty and integrity in their business practices.
Exhibit Space Considerations
Be considerate of other exhibitors. Under no circumstances should you enter any other exhibitor’s display area uninvited or when unattended. Not only is your presence in your company’s booth absolutely vital to serving your customers and potential customers, but also you help set an example for others. Wandering into other booths disrupts exhibitors who are with clients. This is unprofessional and reflects badly on your company and you personally.
Photography of any exhibit or product is prohibited and will result in expulsion from the Show. Exhibitors are not allowed to bring photographic equipment on the exhibit floor during Show hours. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phone cameras, digital cameras, film cameras and video cameras. Exhibitors may photograph their own exhibit/products prior to Show opening or after the Show closes. Only SEMI, the exclusive Show photographer or credentialed news media will be allowed to photograph exhibits during Show hours. Please immediately notify Show Management or Security of any unauthorized photography. Arrangements can be made to have your exhibit photographed during Show hours with the exclusive Show photographer, Convention Photo by Joe Orlando, Inc.
Suitcasing and Outboarding
In order to protect our valued exhibitors and the investment you have made in participating in SEMICON West, SEMI rules strictly prohibit solicitation, “suitcasing” or “outboarding” by attendees who transact business at the show or in SEMICON West hotels and do not have exhibit booths. These practices are considered unethical and are condemned by Show Management.
Full Set of Exhibit Rules and Regulations
The rules and regulations governing SEMICON West are an integral part of the contract for
exhibit space and have been established for the protection of everyone.
SEMICON West 2013 Rules and Regulations.