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Space Only Stand Guidelines

What is included

Space only stands does not include walling, stand fittings, electrics or carpet and you are responsible for organising all of this at your own cost.
The design of your stand is your responsibility and must be such that it can be erected and dismantled within the time available; please refer to the Event Timetable for the build-up and breakdown schedule.
All stand plans must adhere to the Space Only Stand Guidelines detailed below. Please contact the Organiser if you have any queries.


Stand Plan Submission

Space only stands must be built to the required standards of the venue, local authority and fit within our organiser regulations laid out in this document. Please Click Here to view the Marina Bay Sands Workplace Safety & Health and Fire Safety Induction.

All plans must include:

  • Detailed drawings of your stand; all dimensions, build materials, a ground plan, an elevation drawing, prove the structural stability of the stand and include any inflatables or rigged elements.
  • A detailed Risk Assessment which must include any unusual exhibits or activities on the stand (any machinery, working kitchens, moving visitor attractions)
  • A Method Statement
  • A Health & Safety Declaration
  • A Construction Phase Plan

All documents must be submitted in English and should clearly state the following:

  • Exhibiting company's name
  • Stand number
  • Contact name and company of the person responsible for the stand build

 A full set of the above must be submitted to the Organiser by Friday, 1 March 2024.

Approval must not be assumed until written approval is received. Once approval has been received no alteration may be made to the approved design without further approval being sought.

The Organiser reserves the right not to allow the build of your stand to begin if plans have not been submitted and approved prior to the show.


Space Only Build Regulations

The regulations below are supported by and should be followed in conjunction with exhibitor manual.

  • The stand number must be shown clearly on each side of the stand.
  • All electrical works must be carried out by the Organiser’s Official Contractor, Sunyau Expo Pte Ltd (
  • Only Organiser’s Official Freight Forwarder, DB Schenker, can operation fork lifts onsite. If you require these services please contact our DB Schenker at or
  • Approval to build above 4m will be granted at the Organiser’s discretion and the maximum build height for any stand is 6m.
  • Should you wish to build 4m or higher, structural calculations must be submitted with your stand plans. The additional charges incurred in having these calculations checked and a structural engineer attend to approve the stand onsite during build-up will be passed to the exhibitor / their chosen contractor.
  • No double-decker stands will be permitted.
  • Dividing walls must be built between your stand and adjoining stands, extending to the boundaries of your stand. These walls should be a maximum height of 4m and a minimum height of 2.5m.
  • You must supply walling to your own stand and not use the back walls provided by other stands, whether they are space only stands or shell scheme stands.
  • All stand construction must be completely self-supporting and no fittings or painting may be made to any part of the venue structure.
  • Where the stand walls, including towers, exceed 2.5m in height they must be suitably clad and decorated in white, or a neutral colour, on the reverse side, to the requirements of the adjoining stand, and carry neither titles, devices, advertising matter nor exhibits where the elevation overlooks the lower stand.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to request further dressing to such areas onsite, should the quality of this dressing be deemed to affect the appearance of any neighbouring stand.
  • In the case of any stand over 50sqm in total, at least one half of any open side must remain open (from floor to ceiling). Furthermore, no runs greater than 5m of building material including but not limited to solid walling, glass frame, fabric or PVC banners anywhere on the stand will be allowed. Any walling to an open side must be decorated with graphics or display items and not left plain.

If you are unsure if your stand plan complies with the above, please contact the Organiser.

  • All cladding of columns must be self-supporting and access must be made available to any services on these columns.
  • No part of the stand construction/display, including rotating signs, or any exhibits may protrude or project over the perimeter of the stand into the gangways or over neighbouring stands.
  • Position and permission to rig banners, trusses or inflatables will be given at the Organiser’s discretion and will be subject to submission of detailed plans with measurements.
  • Banners may not exceed 50% of the width or depth of the stand, they should not exceed 6m in height and in the case of stands that are not an island site they must be centred to the stand depth.
  • Where two or more exhibitors sharing a block intend to rig, each party will be informed. Plans will not be shared but the Organiser will facilitate a joint conversation to ensure both parties’ requirements are met, and to avoid any conflict of interest.
  • To rig a banner or truss above your stand, please contact Marina Bay Sands via the Form 13A Rigging Order Form in the exhibitor manual accessed via the ezone. The deadline for all rigging orders is 8 April 2024, no orders will be accepted after this date.
  • All stand construction and displays must be made from fireproof materials and installed to the satisfaction of the authorities.
  • Exhibitors should have their own Public Liability Insurance coverage and be able to furnish this to the Organiser if requested.
  • All lockable doors to storerooms, kitchens, meeting rooms, etc. must have a vision panel in case of emergency and that vision panel must meet the requirements of the current eGuide.
  • Doors must not open onto gangways.
  • The Equality Act 2010 gives disabled persons rights to access goods, facilities and services. You have a duty to ensure that all persons have access to your stand. All stands must be accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.
  • Platforms must be of a strength and stability sufficient to carry and distribute the weight of stand fittings and exhibits with regards to the loading limits of the venue floor.
  • All platforms must be ramped to allow full access and egress to disabled visitors. All stand floors and platforms, regardless of height, must include suitable ramping to allow access for these visitors. The minimum width for the access ramp is 1200mm and the gradient should be no greater than 1:12.
  • Open corners of stand floors and platforms should be splayed, rounded and angled, if not protected by heavy exhibits, to avoid sharp corners and tripping hazards.
  • The means of escape from a stand must not be greater than 12m and must give an uninterrupted path to safety.
  • Any presentations / demonstrations likely to interest large groups of visitors must be located towards the center of the stand and clearly shown on stand drawings.
  • Should any noise producing activities be expected on your stand, during the open period, these must be highlighted in your stand plan submission. An onsite sound check will be required, during which noise levels will be agreed so that these activities do not unduly affect other exhibitors. The organiser will need to apply for a licence for any music on the stand, this will be charged to the exhibitor. Without notification to the organiser at least 28 days prior to the event the music will not be able to go ahead.
  • Any catering facilities should be clearly marked on your plans and ordered through Marina Bay Sands catering department.
  • If you intend to do construction work onsite please be considerate to others. Please do not off-load, work or paint in other peoples’ stand areas as this can be a source of irritation to fellow exhibitors arriving to set up their stand.
  • You are responsible for the actions of any contractor you employ to work for you and will be held responsible for misconduct by them. Any damage caused by your contractors will be charged directly back to you.