12. PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION. The full tabletop rental fee must accompany this agreement. Cancellations made prior to January 6, 2023 will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given on cancellations after January 6, 2023 Replacements from the same exhibiting company are welcome.
13. SUBLETTING OF SPACE. The Exhibitor agrees not to assign, sublet, or apportion the whole or any part of the space allowed without the knowledge of and written consent by, the National Coffee Association. If permission is granted, there will be a $300 administration fee for each sharing company.
14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Neither the National Coffee Association, its agents, employees, officers or directors, nor the Tampa Marriott Water Street, its agents or employees, shall be liable for injuries to the Exhibitor’s person, his or her agents, or his or her employees no matter how sustained (whether from fire, theft, or any other causes). Exhibitor agrees to make no claims against and to protect, indemnify, and hold harmless, the National Coffee Association and Tampa Marriott Water Street against loss, theft, or damage to the Exhibitor’s property or for any injury to persons in the exhibit area. Exhibitor assumes complete responsibility and liability for all loss, damage, or destruction of the Exhibitor’s property. Exhibitor also assumes responsibility and liability for all injury to any and all persons or property in any way connected with the Exhibitor’s display caused by the employees. Exhibitor also agrees to hold harmless the National Coffee Association and the Tampa Marriott Water Street for any strikes; labor disputes; acts of war; threats or terrorist actions; acts of domestic or foreign enemies, riot or other civil unrest; economic hardship for the National Coffee Association or its constituencies; acts of God; fire; flood; natural disaster; municipal utilities failure; facility structural or engineering failure; impairment or lack of adequate technology, or power; curtailment of transportation facilities; medical emergency; or any other force of nature or catastrophic infrastructure breakdown; government law, regulation or order (including governmental advisories, quarantines and curfews) or action by any governmental authority; or any other causes beyond their control, which renders the provision of Tabletop space and/or other deliverables under this agreement undeliverable, commercially impracticable, or illegal by the National Coffee Association and the Tampa Marriott Water Street; under such circumstances, no fees paid by Exhibitors under this agreement will be refundable from the National Coffee Association, nor will compensatory damages be obtainable from the National Coffee Association or the Tampa Marriott Water Street.
15. INSURANCE. All property of the Exhibitor is understood to remain under its custody and control in transit to and from the Tabletop area. Exhibitor shall, at its sole cost and expense, procure and maintain through the term of this agreement, comprehensive general liability insurance against claims for bodily injury or death and property damage occurring in or upon or resulting from the Exhibitor’s participation in the 2023 National Coffee Association Convention. Such insurance shall include contractual liability and product liability coverage. During the term hereof, the Exhibitor shall maintain Workers’ Compensation insurance in full compliance with all federal and state laws. All insurance coverage shall include a waiver of subrogation. Any cancellation of an Exhibitor insurance policy, or material alteration of coverage or limits prior to the Exhibition, requires prompt written notification to the National Coffee Association prior to the Exhibition