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Shell Scheme Stand Regulations & Information

A Shell Scheme stand is one that the organiser's contractor, Index Group, will build on your behalf. Shell Scheme stands will be ready for interior decoration and delivery of products at 0800hrs on Monday 14th October. They include:

  • Walls – number will depend on whether the stand has one, two or three sides open. This information can be found on your contract. If you would like to double check this, please contact the .
  • Grey Carpet for Standard Shell Scheme, Tech Quarter and ESG Zone – if you would like to change the colour of your carpet there will be an additional cost for this. If you would like to provide your own floorcovering, please contact Index. No refund will be given if you decide to supply your own floorcovering.
  • Fascia and company nameboard – your company name will be displayed as that detailed on your contract.
  • Stands over 4m in width will require a ceiling beam or overhead support – which lighting can be attached to.

Additional items such as shelves, storage areas or worktops can be ordered from Index.

Index Group Ltd
T: +44 (0) 800 085 9885


Please download the full specification for the Shell Scheme at Independent Hotel Show below:

Please take a look at the fixing methods to your Shell Scheme stand here.


The electrical contractor is Index Group who is responsible for and will carry out all electrical work on stands within the exhibition halls.

Index Group Ltd
T:  +44 (0)800 085 9885
Click here for the electrical order form

Please note, electrics are NOT included in your Shell Scheme stand package.

Please place your orders using the Index Online Order FormOrders must be made by Friday 13 September.  Other prices can be provided if required.  The price for fittings covers the hire, power requirements, maintenance during the open period and removal at the close of the exhibition.   

Independent Hotel Show does not operate 24-hour power. If you require 24-hour power for your stand then this should be ordered directly with Index. 

If you have any questions about the exact electrical requirements for your stand, please contact the electrical contractor using the details above who will be happy to advise you.    

Basic Guidelines For Socket Sizes and Usage

Listed below are examples of "typical" loadings for items plugged in to socket outlets:

500 watt sockets computers, TV’s, video’s, spotlights to 500W, refrigerators
1000 watt sockets domestic filter coffee machines, lighting up to 1000W
2000 watt sockets kettles**, machinery up to 2000W
3000 watt sockets

hired coffee machines, machinery 2000W to 3000W


Note ** kettles and refrigeration / freezer requirements vary between 200 and 2000 watts.  Please check with the supplier or check the reference tag or plate on the machine.

If you have any questions about the exact electrical requirements for your stand, please contact the electrical contractor using the details above who will be happy to advise you. 

Deadline Date

Orders must be received by Friday 13th September for early bird prices. Orders received after this deadline will be charged at standard prices, which is a 20% increase.

NB: Exhibitors who contract into the show after Friday 13th September will be exempt from the surcharge if orders are made prior to arriving onsite.

Enquiry Desk

During the build-up period, an enquiry desk will be located at the entrance to the Hall, outside the Organisers Office, to assist exhibitors with any electrical queries or problems. The desk will be staffed from 0800-1800 hours daily.

Supply Timetable

Electricity will be energized to stands as quickly as possible during the build-up period, subject to satisfactory inspection and testing of installations.

Independent Hotel Show does not operate 24-hour power. If you require 24-hour power for your stand then this should be ordered directly with Index. All stand electrics will be switched off 15 minutes after the show closes each day.   

Any exhibitor needing electricity for the running down of machinery or refrigeration equipment etc when the exhibition closes at 1700hrs on Wednesday 16 October must inform the Organisers’ Office of their requirements no later than 1700hrs the day before, Tuesday 15 October, for this to organised in time.