Warning

Be advised, be vigilant, beware in any dealings with International Fairs Directory (Inter-Fairs.com) Mulpor / Expo Guide/ FairGuide.com / Construct Data Verlag and other questionable practices.

This information relates to questionable professional practices perpetrated against exhibitors byInternational Fairs Directory (Inter-Fairs.com) Mulpor, FairGuide.com/Construct Data Verlag, Expo Guide (Mexico), Event Fair – The Exhibitors’ Guide with their misleading directory services. There may be others that we are not aware of and are hence not named here.

Construct Data Verlag officially ceased to exist on 30 January 2010 after legal action was successfully taken against them by the Austrian Agency against Unfair Competition.

These companies provide legitimate exhibition guides aimed at exhibitors across the globe, offering online listing services. They use a form which 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 non-retractable agreement, which could cost the exhibitor a significant amount of money, with very limited foreseeable benefits. In reality, the details are often available on the form itself, but are often too small and insignificant to be noticed. It is always wise to read all the small print before signing a contract, and if the information is impossible to read then the contract should not be signed.

Included in their group are several debt collection agencies, notably, Gravis Inkasso Gmbh and a Swiss debt collection agency called Premiumn Recovery AG (a Construct Data subsidiary) that work in partnership with the various guides to intimidate exhibitors into paying.

These publications have no connection with exhibition organisers (so neither with Romexpo) or any of their events, and 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 organisations.

What to do if you are caught out?

Our advice, should you receive any communication from Expo-Guide and Fairguide.com or related company is to IGNORE THEM COMPLETELY, and not to communicate with them in any way. Experience tells us that writing letters simply confirms that you are alive and at the address/email address/number they have for you, and hence can continue pursuing payment….

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