S.T. Labor: Straight Time Labor. Work performed during normal work hours at the standard rate. Compare with D.T. Labor, Overtime.
Schematic Model: A diagram in model form.
Scissors Lift: A motorized platform used to lift people to a given height.
Scooter: An electric or gas cart used to transport people and materials.
Scrim: Fabric which is opaque when lighted from the front and transparent when lighted from the rear.
Security Cages: Cages provided to exhibitors for locking up materials.
Self-contained Exhibit: A display which uses the shipping case as an integral part of the exhibit.
Service Desk: The location at which exhibitors order services from show management.
Service Kit: A packet of show-related information and order forms provided to exhibitors by show management. Also called Exhibitor Kit.
Set-Up: The process of erecting an exhibit from its components. Also called Assembly, Installation.
Set-up Drawing: Drawings which give detailed instructions for the installation of an exhibit.
Shipping Case: A reusable container for transporting exhibit materials.
Shipping Crate: A wooden container for transporting exhibit materials, which may be designed for a single use or custom built for extended reuse.
Show Break: Time specified for the closing of an exhibition and beginning of dismantling.
Show Decorator: A company or individual responsible for providing draping, carpeting, and signage services for the trade show and its exhibitors.
Show Manager: The organizer and operator of an exposition.
Show Office: The show management office at an exposition.
Show Photographer: The show management appointed photographer for an exhibition.
Show Producer: An individual or company which manages trade shows, including leasing the exposition facility, hiring official contractors, and promoting the show.
Show Rules: The general rules and regulations governing a specific trade show.
Shrink Wrap: A process used to seal materials in transparent plastic.
Side Rail: A low divider wall, usually pipe and drape, used to divide one exhibit space from another.
Sign Standard: A frame on a stand into which a sign can be inserted for display.
Silk Screen: A method of creating graphics with a reusable stencil.
Skid: A low wooden frame used to support heavy objects or groups of materials for easier handling. Usually used as a platform for objects moved by forklift. Also called Pallet.
Skirting: Decorative covering around tables and risers.
Smoker: Ashtray stand.
Soffit: A lowered portion of a ceiling.
Space: The area occupied by an exhibitor in the exhibition hall.
Space Rate: The cost per square foot of exhibit area.
Special Handling: Applies to exhibit shipments requiring extra labor, equipment, or time for delivery to exhibit space.
Spotlight: A lamp that provides a defined circle of light.
Staging Area: A location used for demonstrations.
Stanchions: Posts used to support signage or other elevated objects.
Stand: European term for booth.
Stock Exhibits: A predesigned display modified for a particular use by the exhibitor.
Subcontractor: An individual or company retained by a general contractor to provide services.
Suitcasing: A company either registers as an attendee, or has no badge, when they should be registered as a sponsor of the event. They are actively trying to solicit business in the aisles or other public spaces used for the conference.