Frequently Asked Questions

General
Q : What is BookFest @ Malaysia 2014?
A : BookFest @ Malaysia 2014 is a commercial book fair which assemble leading publishers from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Belgium, Malaysia & Singapore and of course, book lovers. It is a one-stop venue for a comprehensive range of the latest publications book releases, multimedia and magazines showcasing.
 
Q : When is the BookFest @ Malaysia held?
A : BookFest @ Malaysia will be officially launched on 25 July 2014. Therefore, the exhibition will be opened from 10am-10pm from 26 July – 3 August 2014, throughout the 9 days to the public. (For more details on the time schedule, please refer to our website www.bookfestmalaysia.com)
 
Q : Why 9 days?
A : The exhibition is held over a period of 9 days because it falls within the school holidays and stretches over 2 weekends (2 Saturdays & 2 Sundays).
 
Q : Where is the venue of BookFest @ Malaysia 2014?
A : BookFest @ Malaysia is held at Hall 1-5 (ground floor), Banquet Hall & Grand Ballroom (level 3) of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC, Malaysia.
 
Q : Why held it at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre?
A : The venue has state-of-the-art facilities and is located right in the heart of the business district of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Located next to one of Malaysia’s prominent landmarks, the Petronas Twin Towers which houses Suria KLCC, it is easily accessible by taxi, by bus, by transit rail, by car and strategically located within walking distance from the nearby hotels.
 
Q : Who are the target consumers?
A : Avid book readers, professionals, families, students, educators, book retailers and distributors.
 
Q : Where do I find more information about BookFest?
A : You may contact us at 603-91796333 or browse our website at www.bookfestmalaysia.com and facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BookFestMalaysia
 
Customs


Tips for Travellers
DO NOT BE TEMPTED TO CARRY GOODS FOR OTHERS
You will be held liable if the goods are, or contain prohibited, controlled, restricted or taxable items. The trafficking of Dangerous Drugs in Malaysia is a serious offence that carries mandatory death sentence.

BAGGAGE EXAMINATION
Under the law, you are required to produce, open and unpack your baggage for Customs examination and to repack it thereafter. You may be directed to the X-ray machine for scanning of your baggage. Please declare any dutiable / taxable goods or goods in excess of your duty-free concession to the officer before your luggage is scanned.

BRINGING IN MEDICINE FOR PERSONAL USE
If you need to bring medicines (especially sleeping pills, depressants, stimulants, etc.) for your physical well-being while travelling, you must possess a physician prescription certifying so.
Q : I will be visiting Malaysia for the first time. What are Customs formalities that I should observe when I arrive at the airport?
A : Welcome to Malaysia Truly Asia!! For a pleasant journey, we advise travelers to set aside a few minutes to familiarize themselves with our Customs requirements. Please click www.customs.gov.my for further information.

Technical
Q : Can I participate in BookFest and not be in the pavilion of my origin country?
A : No, all exhibitors are located within their own pavilion of identity.
(Confirmation of booking will only be valid upon payment.)
 
Q : Can I have a stand alone booth where there are no adjoining booths on any side of my space?
A : Yes. You may have a stand alone booth by taking up the entire block of space available within the Hall area available in the floor layout plan.
 
Q : How high can I build up my stand?
A : You may build up to a maximum height of no more than 3.5m and if you wish to build your stand higher than the regulated height, you must seek approval from the organizer.
 
Q : How can I order additional items for my stand?
A : Additional items may be ordered on the additional item order forms in your exhibitor manual. Please contact our Official contractor if you require customized / specific items or arrangements.
 
Q : What can I use to fix my displays or light exhibits to the infill panels?
A : You may use two part Velcro (hook and loop), Blutack or double sided sticky pads. Please do not use nails, screws, staples, etc as infill panels are only 3mm thick, and you are liable to be charged for any damage done.
 
Q : What is the clear height below the ceiling grid?
A : From the building floor to underside of ceiling grid, the clear height is approximately 6m.
 
Q : Can I have my company logo on my standard shell scheme name panel?
A : Most exhibition organizers like to keep the shell scheme uniform and as such, do not permit logos on the standard name panel. However it is subjected to approval.
 
Q : How far do the upright poles protrude beyond the infill panels?
A : The exhibition organizers will keep the shell scheme uniform.
 
Q : Can I paint my shell scheme infill panels?
A : No, but you may contact the Organizer to arrange for standard sized colored POS materials of your choice (at an additional charge) to be pasted at the infill panels.
 
Q : Do I need exhibitor passes?
A : You will need special passes for the logistics and transportation staff to enter the exhibition halls during set-up. Exhibitor passes are only available for those who are listed as staff of the particular stand. If you do need more than the allocated amount of passes, you may request / order from the Organizer at an additional charge. During opening hours, it is compulsory for all exhibitors to wear the passes for identification purposes.
 
Q : When can I start setting up the booth?
A : TO BE UPDATED LATER.