’Expo Guide/ FairGuide.com' target companies through legitimate exhibition guides. Their activities cover companies throughout Europe, the Americas 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 form for an entry in an on-line directory. Above the form they print our exhibition name in big letters, leading a lot of people to think it is a company with whom we work.
Unsuspecting exhibitors who sign and return the form are then contracted into a non-retractable agreement, which cost a significant amount of money, with no foreseeable benefits.
In the small lines below the form is mentioned that the cost are €1,271 per year, for the duration of 3 years. Unfortunately a lot of people do not see this and sign the contract.
Included in their group is debt collection agency Gravis Inkasso Gmbh and Swiss debt collection agency Premiumn Recovery AG (a Construct Data subsidiary) which works in partnership with the various guides to intimidate exhibitors into paying.
These companies have no connection to Nineteen Events or any of our events.
We strongly advise our exhibitors, and entire exhibition community, to be most vigilant against this and similar organisations.
Additional information on the Expo Guide, FairGuide and other Construct Data Verlag publications is available on the Association of Event Organiser's website