Beware of Fairguide.com / Expo Guide
The International Flight Services Association (IFSA) would like to state that Fairguide.com/Construct Data Verlag and Expo Guide is in no way connected with The IFSA Annual Conference & Exhibition or any IFSA's printed materials, website or any other IFSA events.
IFSA does not endorse "Fair Guide" or” Expo Guide”. Fairguide.com/Construct Data Verlag is an Austrian-based organisation that regularly publicizes services to exhibitors at events, primarily in Europe.
This company is targeting the publishing community for entries in a ‘fair catalogue’ using on occasion the IFSA Association name and the IFSA Annual Conference & Exhibition brand name. The company uses a form, which resembles an organiser's free catalog listing service, inviting exhibitors to sign and return the form for an entry in an online directory, which contracts the purchaser into the three-year, non-retractable agreement.
In February 2007, the lawsuit by the Austrian authorities against Construct Data came to a successful conclusion and Construct Data agreed not only to cease the mailing of misleading contracts to the EU, Switzerland and EWR (affiliate states of the EU such as Liechtenstein) but also to cancel their demands for money against all companies who signed in error and dispute the contracts.
Another, more recent, example of third parties contacting exhibitors for entries into show guides is "Expo-Guide" based in Mexico. Again, like Construct Data they are using misleading forms containing our exhibition names and demanding money from those who sign in error. Information and guidance on dealing with Expo-Guide can also be found on the AEO website. StopECG, who are coordinating a campaign against such scams, are recommending that people who have been misled complain to the Mexican authorities. Again, IFSA is in no way connected with Expo-Guide or Fair Guide.
For further updated information, please check the website of the Association of Event Organisers, at http://www.aeo.org.uk/page.cfm/EMSLinkClick=416_403_332_99473_337_5832