Warning against unofficial exhibitor lists

Unofficial exhibitor lists are a repeated source of irritation among events organisers and exhibitors. While in the past it was the activities of Construct Data AG which were a cause for complaint among exhibitors, now there are the companies "Commercial Online Manuals S de RL de CV" and "Connect Publisher SC" from Mexico and the "MULPOR Company S.A." from Uruguay and Costa Rica.

These companies sent out an enormous number of offer forms for their Expo Guide or the International Fairs Directory (IFD) to exhibitors at German trade shows. The form is laid out in such a way that it is easy for an exhibitor to draw the erroneous conclusion that the offer is for a free entry in the official list of exhibitors published by the event's organisers. In reality, it is stated in the small print that the entry results in high costs.

As an exhibitor at our trade events, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that these companies and their exhibitor lists have no business association whatsoever with either the company GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH or the trade fairs it organises.

We also would like to point out that concerning the trade fair media (trade fair guide, online catalogue, marketplace) you will only be contacted by the opti marketplace team: team@marktplatz.opti.de

Please exercise caution before signing forms of this nature.
Should you already have mistakenly signed the form then you should revoke the contract as quickly as possible or respond with a declaration of rescission due to mistake.
If you are not sure whether a form you have is from one of our trade fairs, then you can fax it to us, including your contact information, at: F +49 89 189 149 239. We will get in touch with you, so that you can be sure before you fill in the form.

AUMA: "Untrustworthy exhibitor directory offers"

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