Learn all about the deadlines, tools, and resources you need to help plan for a successful event. You'll find official contact and contractor information, links to policies and conference logistics, and more.
Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama
1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku,
Yokohama 220-0012, Japan
Tuesday 18 June | 10:00–17:00
Wednesday 19 June | 10:00–17:00
Thursday 20 June | 10:00–14:00
|Important dates and deadlines|
|Update exhibitor listing||Open|
|Request visa invitation letter||Available at a later date|
|Reserve housing||Available at a later date|
|Order booth furniture and utilities, advance order deadline||Available at a later date|
|Submit certificate of insurance due||Due 17 June 2024|
|Ship to advance warehouse||Available at a later date|
|Register booth staff||Available March 2024|
|Contracted charges paid in full||19 January 2024|
|5% late fee added to unpaid invoices||20 January 2024|
|Cancellation due to default payment||17 February 2024|
|Full refund of cancellation/space reduction*||18 December 2023|
|Forfeit deposit; refund excess for cancellation/space reduction||19 December 2023–17 February 2024|
|No refund for cancellation/space reduction||17 February 2024|
*less a $500 administrative fee
Make sure your staff are set for a busy week
Register your exhibit staff
When the link becomes available in March 2024, preregister your team and pick up your badges on site in June.
Book your housing in the SPIE block at reduced rates. Housing and travel information will be available at a later date.
Visa invitation letter request
Need an invitation letter to obtain a travel visa? We will have the application link available soon.
Download the SPIE Conference App
Make sure your whole team has the app that lets you plan your conference schedule, locate key exhibitors and product demonstrations, connect with prospects, and more.
SPIE event policies
Review our full list of policies to understand everything you need to know about participating in an SPIE event.
Customizable. Copy and paste into Outlook and send to your customers.
Email and web resources
Customizable. Add to your email signature, website, and other marketing collateral.
Download event logos
For your print and digital promotions.
Social media tips
View our tip sheet for promoting your participation on social media.
Tabletops: 2 ft. x 6 ft. x 30 in. black draped table, two chairs, carpet, waste basket, and company ID sign included. Basic electrical may be included; see event specific display rules.
Booths: 8 ft. pipe and black drape back, 3 ft. side drape, and company ID sign included. Utilities and furnishings not included. Exhibitors are required to carpet booth area (if carpet not provided in hall).
Peninsula and Islands: Utilities and booth furnishings not included. Exhibitors are required to carpet exhibit space (if carpet not provided in hall).
Non-author technical pass(es), online Exhibitor listing, a basic company listing in the optics.org buyers guide, discounted housing when booking in the block, and other promotional opportunities and sponsorships.
Furnishings, electrical, and other display items can be ordered through the Exhibitor Manual. Exhibitor Liaisons will be notified when the Exhibitor Manual is available; it will also be posted on the Exhibitor Logistics page and in the Exhibitor Dashboard.
The preferred method is to ship your freight to the Advance Warehouse. Refer to the Exhibitor Manual Freight and Shipping section for shipping labels, costs, and deadlines.
If shipping direct to show site, freight is only accepted during exhibitor move-in and may incur additional fees. Please refer to the Exhibitor Manual for move-in dates and times.
You may install/dismantle your exhibit display if your booth is 10 ft. x 10 ft. or a tabletop AND it takes one person less than 30 minutes without hand tools. Otherwise, you must use Union labor personnel. Refer to the Exhibitor Manual for union regulations and jurisdictions.
One person is allowed to carry one or two boxes in one trip. The use of hand trucks is not allowed. The decorator offers special round trip material carrying service rates for exhibitor material. Refer to the Exhibitor Manual for material handling forms and rates.
Exhibitors are not allowed to begin pack-up prior to the close of the show. Any exhibitor who packs up early will forfeit 50% of their earned priority points and will be charged a $250 fee.
Do not leave valuables unattended, including laptops. Event security is provided for the venue, but you and your staff are responsible for any valuables left in your exhibit space.
Contracted exhibitors are allowed to share their exhibit space with co-exhibitors. A co-exhibitor application form and payment is required for each co-exhibiting company. To request a co-exhibitor form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org