DEMA Show Policies & Services
See below for Policies in place and Services available to you at DEMA Show 2023.
NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 years old, including infants, is permitted in the exhibit hall or seminars.
Per DEMA’s Conflict Avoidance Policy, service of legal documents is restricted. Attendees and Exhibitors who initiate legal proceedings at DEMA Show will be responsible for all legal fees incurred by DEMA in response to such proceedings.
All registrants are required to electronically sign the DEMA Show Health Liability Waiver and Release of Claims onsite and agree to DEMA Show's Health and Safety Policy, which MAY include wearing a mask, maintaining appropriate physical ("social") distancing, submitting to daily temperature checks, and self-reporting any infectious disease symptoms as required by state and local infectious disease guidelines. Guidelines and requirements are subject to change based on CDC, state and local guidelines. For more information, please read DEMA's Health and Safety Policy. Review of this Health and Safety Policy and execution of the Health and Safety Liability and Release of Claims is mandatory for all registrants.
Outboarding is defined by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) as the creation of a concurrent event that is related to an existing exhibition or event but that is not sanctioned by the organizer, and which seeks to benefit from the audience the organizer attracts. IAEE considers “Outboarding” to be unethical business conduct and should not be condoned nor tolerated. As a member of IAEE, DEMA is highly concerned with this practice as it negatively impacts DEMA Show.
Exhibition and event sponsors such as DEMA invest significant financial and other precious resources in the planning and execution of these events. Those financial resources are at risk as are the business reputation and good will that are vital elements of a sponsor’s business success.
To ensure compliance, please familiarize yourself with DEMA Show’s No Outboarding Policy here.
Suitcasing is the act of soliciting business in the aisles during an exhibition or in other public places, including another company’s booth or a hotel lobby by a non-exhibiting company representative. Show Management has mandated increased measures to protect exhibitors from suitcasing at the Show.
While all meeting attendees are invited to the exhibit hall, any attendee from a non-exhibiting or non-sponsoring company who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, in another company’s booth, or in violation of any portion of the Exhibition Policy, will be asked to leave immediately. Additional penalties may be applied. Please report any violations you may observe to Show Management.
To ensure full compliance, please familiarize yourself with DEMA Show’s No Suitcasing Policy here.
Exhibit space assignment for DEMA Show is determined during the exhibit space selection proceedings held each year. Exhibitors are drawn in groups based on the higher-to-lower number-order of seniority points they have earned. Those with the most points are drawn in the first group followed by those with the next highest points and so on. Seniority points are valuable in selecting future show exhibit space locations. DEMA has adopted certain seniority policies to best serve the interest of all. Exhibitors: please review and familiarize yourself with the Exhibit Space Selection and Seniority Policies here.
Registrants are required to show valid credentials. DEMA reserves the right to reject registration applications. The following badges grant access to Exhibits (during show hours only), Special Sessions: Open to All and Non-Exclusive Exhibitor-Sponsored Seminars:
The following badges grant access to Exhibits (before, during and after show hours), Special Sessions: Open to All and Non-Exclusive Exhibitor-Sponsored Seminars:
The following ribbons are distributed to those that qualify.
DEMA Show is open to QUALIFIED DIVE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS ONLY. This is not a consumer event.
A badge reprint fee of $25 will be enforced.
No refunds will be given for cancellations.
By registering for DEMA Show, you consent to DEMA's collection, use and storage of the data in the United States.
By registering for DEMA Show you grant permission to DEMA to use your image appearing in any photographs, videotape, motion picture or any other media taken by official DEMA Show photographers and videographers during and in relation to DEMA Show for any of DEMA's advertising or promotional purposes whatsoever, in perpetuity throughout the world.
Childcare IS NOT AVAILABLE. To arrange for services on your own, contact your hotel for information.
First aid is located in the lobby outside Hall H.
The Power Up! Internet Café, sponsored by United, is located in DEMA Central, booth #3400, and is available for the convenience of exhibitors and attendees alike.
DEMA provides complimentary internet access to DEMA Show attendees in the iCafe (located in the DEMA Booth). Gold and Platinum DEMA members can also gain access in the VIP DEMA Member Lounge. Free Internet: The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center offers free Wi-Fi in public areas. To access, turn on your device’s Wi-Fi functionality and choose the ‘MCCNOFREEWIFI’ network.
DEMA Member lounges offer Members a private environment to network, conduct business or simply take a break. The DEMA Member Lounge is located in booth #2012. The VIP Member Lounge (for Gold and Platinum Members only) is located in booth #2020.
Scooter and wheelchair rental services are provided by Scootaround. Through the on-site rental location, guests can rent mobility scooters, wheelchairs and oxygen equipment for events held at the convention center. Reservations are encouraged for a scooter or wheelchair rental by visiting the Scootaround website. Please call 1-888-441-7575 for more information. Pick-up and drop-off locations for scooters and wheelchairs are located at the UPS Business Centers. Learn more here.
The Media office is located in Meeting Rooms #286-287.
The Show Management office is located at the entrance to the hall, Office #I118