It has come to our attention that fraudulent companies are targeting exhibitors with offers for free directory or expo guide listings. The company will send a form that looks official, with your information already filled in. Please note that IBIE has no relationship with Construct Data, Fair Guide, Expo Guide nor any of their many other brands. Sosland Publishing is the only approved partner selling advertising and directory listings in the Official Show Guide. If you receive a document from Construct Data or a similar organization which uses our name and which offers advertising space on the Fair Guide website or Expo Guide website, please do not sign the form unless you have carefully read and understood all of the terms contained in the small print. Exhibitors who sign and return the form are bound to a non-terminable agreement at significant cost for a period of at least three years and automatically renewing thereafter at the same cost.
In addition to the directory listing scam, there are also companies that approach exhibitors with hotel offerings. OnPeak is the only company affiliated with IBIE 2013. IBIE cannot guarantee room rates or availability by any other company or representative. Booking rooms through companies such as Exhibition Housing Services could result in false reservations and a loss of deposit money.
To file a complaint in the United States, you may wish to contact:
Federal Trade Commission
Office of Business Fraud
600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20580