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Shell scheme

A shell scheme is a pre-erected rows of stands. They include carpet, a light and an electrical socket. Shell scheme stands are the simplest option and a cost effective way of exhibiting. You will have a shell scheme stand unless you have arranged a space-only site.

All shell scheme packages include:

  • a carpeted high-quality shell scheme stand with a nameboard
  • an electrical package of 500 watt socket and two 100 watt spot lights (Stands over 11m² receive a double electrical package)
  • a fifty word company entry on the RCN Congress website
  • your company name and stand number listed in the RCN Congress guide and RCN Congress website

Construction of shell scheme stands uses a 2.5m high click modular system. They consist of white melamine wall panels with anodised aluminium frames at 1m centres. 0.75m, 0.5m and 0.25m centres may be necessary depending on stand layouts. We will provide fascia panels on open sides. Aluminium posts at the corners and at mid-points will support these panels. The largest distance between posts is 4m. We may install ceiling battens in the stand for increased rigidity. We will provide a nameboard with your exhibitor name and stand number.


The carpet will be the existing grey carpet in the venue. If you would like specialty flooring please visit Joe Manby Limited for the options and prices. Please note if you are changing the flooring it would need to be boarded as carpet cannot be laid on carpet.


You receive a 500 watt socket and two 100 watt spot lights as part of your package. Stands over 11m² receive a double electrical package.


Furniture is not included in the shell package. A range of Exhibitor Saver Solutions are available for hire. 


Make your stand eye catching by ordering graphics to cover your walls. You can clad your stand in floor to ceiling graphics, or display logos or product images. Order graphics from Joe Manby Limited


Included in your package is an illuminated nameboard. This will display your name and stand number. 


You can change the colour of your shell scheme panels, add walling or create display shelving. Any extras or changes cost extra. Find out more or order visit Joe Manby Limited


To change your shell scheme stand to a space-only site please contact the corporate relations team to request an alteration to your booking.

Please note

  • You cannot attach nails, screws or drill into the floors. Anyone ignoring this will be liable for any charges for damage done.
  • No part of the structure may exceed the boundaries of the site allocated.
  • Signs and name boards may not project into the gangways.

Please note

  • Removal or reposition of the shell scheme may only be carried out by the main contractor.
  • Horizontal projections whether decorative, products or equipment must be within the limits of the area rented.
  • Constructed areas have a maximum height of 2.44m. Permission for anything higher must be sought from the organiser.
  • No refunds for included equipment not utilised.

Page last updated - 03/08/2019