Exhibitor Warning

Warning - Expo Guide, ExpoFairs, FairGuide.com & Construct Data Verlag

EMERGENCY WARNING: DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES SIGN ANY FORMSFROM THEM

Expo Guide/ExpoFairs/FairGuide.com/Construct Data Verlag target companies throughlegitimate exhibition guides. Their current activities cover companies throughout Europe, theAmericas and Asia. Expo Guide claims to offer online listing services. They use a form which resembles an organiser's free catalogue listing service, inviting exhibitors to complete the formfor an entry in an on-line directory. Unsuspecting exhibitors who sign and return the form are then contracted into a three-year, non-retractable agreement, which could cost you a significantamount of money, with no foreseeable benefits. Included in their group is debt collection agency Gravis Inkasso Gmbh and Swiss debt collection agency Premium Recovery AG (a ConstructData subsidiary) which works in partnership with the various guides to intimidate exhibitors into paying.

Example of the false listing service form (PDF)

These publications have no connection with us or any of our events. We strongly adviseour exhibitors, and the entire exhibition community, to be most vigilant against this and similarorganisations.There are many so-called guides that mail deceptive contracts and then harassthose who sign them in error for money. However the sheer scale and systematic way in whichthese guides attack exhibitors is outrageous.
Additional information on the Expo Guide, ExpoFairs, FairGuide and other Construct DataVerlag publications is available at: www.stopecg.org

If you have been approached by this organisation or have any queries about this, please contactus at cphi@ubm.com or +31 20 40 99 45 44.