Exhibitor Warning | CPhI Russia

Expo Guide/ExpoFairs/FairGuide.com/Construct Data Verlag target companies through legitimate exhibition guides.

EMERGENCY WARNING: DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES SIGN ANY FORMS FROM THESE THIRD PARTIES

Their current activities cover companies throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Expo Guide claims to offer online listing services. They use a form that resembles an organiser's free catalogue listing service, inviting exhibitors to complete the form for 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 significant amount 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 Construct Data subsidiary) which works in partnership with the various guides to intimidate exhibitors into paying.

 

Example of false listing 

 

These publications have no connection to us or any of our events. We strongly advise our exhibitors, and the entire exhibition community, to be most vigilant against this and similar organisations.There are many so-called guides that mail deceptive contracts and then harass those who sign them in error for money. However the sheer scale and systematic way in which these guides attack exhibitors is outrageous.

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

Update: Attendees have been fraudulently targeted by "Exhibitors Housing Management", a company claiming to be affiliated to the organisers of CPhI Russia @ IPhEB. Please note that this company has no connection with CPhI or any other UBM or RESTEC events.