Be vigilant in any dealings with
Expo Guide/ FairGuide.com/ Construct Data Verlag
Make sure you are only dealing with appointed UBM Canon staff in
connection with any promotional activities related to the event
In the past the FairGuide.com/Construct Data Verlag tricked exhibitors with their misleading directory services. A new organization called Expo Guide is now doing the same thing and it is suspiciously similar to FairGuide.
Expo Guide/FairGuide.com/Construct Data Verlag target companies through legitimate exhibition guides aimed at exhibitors. Their current activities cover companies throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Expo Guide joins FairGuide in claiming to offer online listing services. They use a form which resembles an organizer'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 the exhibitor a significant amount of money, with no foreseeable benefits.
Included in their group are debt collection agencies Gravis Inkasso Gmbh and Swiss debt collection agency Premium Recovery AG (a Construct Data subsidiary) which work in partnership with the various guides to intimidate exhibitors into paying.
These publications have no connection with exhibition organizers or any of their events. It is important that all companies who are exhibiting are made aware of this.
We strongly advise all exhibitors and the entire exhibition community, to be most vigilant against this and similar organizations. These organizations can cause extreme damage and harm to the reputation of the exhibition industry.
There are many so-called guides that mail deceptive contracts and then harass those who sign them in error with demands for money. The sheer scale and systematic way in which these guides attack the credibility of our exhibition industry is outrageous.
So please be aware and avoid all dealings with Expo Guide/FairGuide.com/ Construct Data Verlag and other questionable companies.