International fairguide scam (LB)

International fairguide scam

Fairguide publishers, such as “Expo-Guide”, “Inter-Fairs” and “International Fairs Directory”, are using Reed Exhibitions’ event names and trademarks to solicit show exhibitors to get a listing in their online directory. This is almost identical to the misleading scheme previously operated by Construct Data Publishers Verlag AG.

Again, like Construct Data, these companies use a form, which resembles an organiser's catalogue listing service, inviting exhibitors to sign and return the form. On signing the form, the exhibitor is bound into a three-year, non-retractable agreement and is required to pay the stipulated fee each year. Any failure to pay results in the fairguide publishers chasing for payment.

Reed Exhibitions is in no way connected to these companies or their products.

For further updated information and guidance on industry related scams, please check the website of the Association of Event Organisers (a trade association of which we are a member) at www.aeo.org.uk.

For information on the Official IBTM World Exhibitor Directory and Official IBTM World Show Catalgoue, to which exhibitor entries are free of charge, please contact the team. For advertising opportunities in the official IBTM World Show Catalogue, you will be contacted directly by the publishers, Eventful Publishing. No other company is authorised to handle the Show Catalogue adverts. 

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