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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITORS

Unfortunately, exhibitors and attendees to major exhibitions and conferences are sometimes targeted by fraudsters to obtain money.  We work very closely with Association of Exhibition Organisers to identify these scams and we always communicate these to our customers. Below are details of the known scams. Please be aware of these if you are contacted by any other organisation  in relation to any of our events:

Email Lists:

Recently, exhibiting companies are also being contacted by fictitious companies who claim to be able to supply mailing lists of show attendees. These individuals (many of whom are sending emails from untraceable Hotmail and from fictitious company addresses) are committing fraud.

The Clarion Events Group is the owner of all data in relation to our events and NEVER sells any of its data. If you receive such unsolicited offers, please do not respond as these offers have not been authorised by Clarion.

We will take the strongest action against any such illegal activity including reporting these fraudsters to the police and, where appropriate, issuing Court proceedings.

Show Guides:

The official Show guides of Affiliate Summit have previously been produced in partnership with EventGuidesLTD.

In recent years, third parties such as Expo Guides, Fairguide, Construct Data Verlag and others have been targeting exhibitors at major exhibitions for paid entries into show guides. These companies are NOT in any way affiliated with Affiliate Summit and they are NOT working on our behalf.

These companies use a misleading form, often with the show logo, which resembles an organiser’s free catalogue entry form. Exhibitors who sign and return the form for an entry in an online directory are contracted into a three-year, "non-retractable" agreement. Non-payment is then followed by aggressive debt collecting by recovery agents, including threats of legal action.

We strongly advise all exhibitors to be vigilant against organisations such as these. Please be aware and read the small print details before signing any documents. Please contact us if you require any clarification.

If you have been caught out, the current advice from the AEO (Association of Exhibition Organisers) is as follows:

1) DO NOT PAY ANYTHING

2) IGNORE THEM COMPLETELY - do not communicate with them in any way, even if they threaten legal action. Writing letters simply confirms that you exist and are available at the address/email address/number they have for you, and encouraging them to pursue payment

3) Report it to your local trading standards

4) Keep a log of all correspondence and contact from them

Optional: Complain to the receiving bank that their client Expo Guide (or other as applicable) is obtaining money by deception.

Hotel Room Bookings:

You may be contacted by some external companies which purport to offer discounted hotel rates for attendees. Please note that these are not supported by Clarion Events and are a scam. Please be advised that genuine rates are detailed only in communications received directly from Clarion Events and we therefore encourage you to contact us should you be approached by any external organisations.

TO BE CLEAR, AFFILIATE SUMMIT DOES NOT RENT, SHARE OR SELL YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION TO ANY THIRD PARTIES

It has been brought to our attention that there are multiple companies contacting Affiliate Summit attendees (both past and currently registered), claiming to represent Affiliate Summit (and/or leaving out important information so that it’s ambiguous whether they represent Affiliate Summit or not), offering various services related to attending or exhibiting at Affiliate Summit.

Housing Pirates and Room Poachers Scam

When Affiliate Summit secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price. Affiliate Summit works directly with host hotel for each conference.

Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers or destination management companies to solicit registrants and exhibitors for room reservations. 

Often room poachers may misrepresent themselves as Affiliate Summit’s official housing provider, and registrants and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, email or phone with offers for discounted housing. They may even send out emails, forms and promotional materials that appear to be issued by Affiliate Summit and may even include illegal use of our logo. Many times, room poachers even go as far as stating that the “hotel room block is sold out” and if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. 

While the allure of saving a few bucks per night is tempting, many have not read the fine print of the housing poacher’s contracts which include pre-payment of the stay and substantial penalties for changes and cancellations. Sadly, some room poachers don’t even follow through on making the reservations with the hotel, leaving customers stranded without a room when they arrive at the hotel.

Don’t be misled! Affiliate Summit does not contact our attendees to book rooms. If you do receive a solicitation, please get as much information as you can and pass it along to us at realdeal@affiliatesummit.com.

The following  is a list of Housing Pirates and Poachers that we have been made aware of:

  • Convention Hotel Management: housing company offering pre-paid hotel reservations with added booking fees and significant cancellation/change penalties.
  • eHotelers: housing company offering pre-paid hotel reservations with added booking fees and significant cancellation/change penalties.
  • Exhibition Housing Services: housing company offering pre-paid hotel reservations with added booking fees and significant cancellation/change penalties.
  • Exhibition Housing Management / Exhibitor Housing Management (aka EHM): housing company offering pre-paid hotel reservations with added booking fees and significant cancellation/change penalties.
  • Exhibitors Hotel Reservations Services: housing company offering pre-paid hotel reservations with added booking fees and significant cancellation/change penalties.
  • Exhibitors Housing Services: housing company offering pre-paid hotel reservations with added booking fees and significant cancellation/change penalties.
  • Trade Show Housing (tshousing.com): housing company offering pre-paid hotel reservations with added booking fees and significant cancellation/change penalties.
  • Corporate Booking Services - CBS International
  • Global Elite Travel - claiming to have discounted rooms at various Las Vegas hotels.

Exhibitor Services Poachers

Similar to Room Poaching, Exhibitor Services Poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that solicit registrants and exhibitors for audio/visual services, booth furniture, telecom, printing services, etc.

Please be advised that in conjunction with rules and regulations of the host hotel and acting in the best interests of the exhibitors, attendees and event venue, we have appointed GES as our Official Service Provider to perform and provide necessary services and equipment.

The role of the Official Service Provider is to:

  • Ensure the orderly and efficient installation and removal of the overall exposition.
  • Assure the distribution of labor to all Exhibitors according to need,
  • Provide sufficient labor to satisfy the requirements of Exhibitors and for the exposition itself.
  • See that the proper type and limits of insurance are in force.
  • Avoid any conflict with the local union and exhibit hall regulations and requirements.

The Official Service Providers will provide all usual trade show services, including labor.  Exceptions are:

  • Supervision may be provided by the Exhibitor.
  • The Exhibitor may appoint an independent exhibit installation contractor or display builder.

The following is a list of exhibitor services poachers that we’ve been made aware of. They may not even be allowed to conduct business at the host hotel:

  • All States Shipping, LLC: sending unsolicited bulk emails to attending companies with their service offerings.
  • AVRexpos: Sending unsolicited emails to attending companies with their AV service offerings.
  • GSE Audio Visual (aka GSEAV): Spamming attendees with an email that claims they are providing A/V & Meeting Room Services for us again. They’re lying. We’ve never had a relationship with them and at this point, we would never.
  • MTSE Audio Visual (MTSEAV.com): spamming past attendees with their offerings through a deceptive email making it appear as though they have worked with Affiliate Summit and/or the customer previously. They are not an authorized vendor.
  • SkyVision: Sending unsolicited emails to attending companies/attendees with their AV service offerings (including display screens, audio sound systems, projectors and desktops/laptops).

If you do receive a solicitation, please get as much information as you can and pass it along to us at realdeal@affiliatesummit.com

Other Scammers:

  • AimYourTarget.com: claims that they have the Affiliate Summit East 2017 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Andrea Smith (andrea.database@outlook.com): claims to have an Affiliate Summit West database, which they do not have.
  • Arab Affiliate Summit: conference in Egypt that is using the Affiliate Summit name and contacting people associated with Affiliate Summit.
  • b2bevents.org (daniel.perez@b2bevents.org): Claims to have the Affiliate Summit West 2018 database, which they do not have.
  • b2bdataprofessionals.com (frank.chapman@b2bdataprofessionals.com): Spamming attendees offering a “Retail Professionals List” 
  • Coremarketinfo.com (Aviana.Lincoln@coremarketinfo.com): Claims to have the Affiliate Summit West 2018 database, which they do not have.
  • Datainject.com (gina.cozzone@datainject.com): claims to have an Affiliate Summit West 2018 database, which they do not have.
  • Dateleadhub.com (amanda.martin@dateleadhub.com, veronica.hbil@dateleadhub.com): claims to have an Affiliate Summit West database, which they do not have.
  • Data-Leads.Biz: claims that they have an Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • DigitechSoft.tech (amy.lopez@digitechsoft.tech): claims that they have an Affiliate Summit East 2018 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • ConnectProspects.com: claims that they have an Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • CRMDataSales: claims that they have the Affiliate Summit East 2017 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • eProspectMedia: claims that they have an Affiliate Summit attendee list with complete contact details and verified email addresses, which they do not have.
  • eTargetBase.com: claims that they have the Affiliate Summit West 2018 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • etecbizleads.com (lucy.maria@etecbizleads.com, emma.lawson@etecbizleads.com): claims that they have an Affiliate Summit East 2018 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Eventsattendeeusa.com (carolyn.greig@eventsattendeeusa.com): claims that they have the Affiliate Summit East 2018 attendee list, which they do not have. 
  • EventCheck.com: claims that they have an Affiliate Summit Marketing Conference 2017 attendees email list, which they do not have. 
  • EventsDataWorld.com: claims that they have contact information for the Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Events-Info (cindy.graves@events-info.com): claim to have the contact information of Affiliate Summit East attendees, which they do not have.
  • ExpoAttendeiez.com (freida.warner@expoattendeiez.com, dianna.mangum@expoattendeiez.com): claims that they have contact information for the Affiliate Summit West 2018 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • ExpoDataPro.com: claims that they have an Affiliate Summit East attendee list, which they do not have.
  • ExpoDataZone (julie.watson@expodatazone.com): claims they have the Affiliate Summit east attendee list and contact details, which they do not have.
  • Expodatallc.com (robin.lillian@expodatallc.com): claims they have the Affiliate Summit East 2018 attendee list, which they do not have. 
  • Expolist.us (dreww@expolist.us, cbenson@expolist.us): claims that they have contact information for the Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Fortunedata.biz - claims they have the ASE19 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • GB Data License, Inc. (aka global-bigdata.com): claims that they have contact information of Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Geospacetechnologies.us: claims that they have contact information for the Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • GlobalTrdes.com: claims that they have the Affiliate Summit West 2018 attendee email list, which they do not have.
  • GlobeAttendee.com: claims that they have the Affiliate Summit West 2018 attendee email list, which they do not have.
  • HealthCareDataTech.com: claims that they have an Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have. 
  • Internet and Mobile Association of India, Mumbai: claim they run an India Affiliate Summit in Gurugram
  • Infob2bSolutions.com: claims that they have the Affiliate Summit East 2017 attendee list, which they do not have. 
  • InfoLeadGen.com: claims that they have the Affiliate Summit West 2018 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • InformationBanks.com: Spamming attendees with an offer of an Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have. Don’t bother going to their URL, it doesn’t go anywhere  (says a lot about their company, right?)
  • ItTechData: conference in Europe that is spamming Affiliate Summit Exhibitors claiming to have attendee lists derived from other companies. 
  • John Magel (john.magel@globaltechleads.com): claims that they have contact information for the Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Katherine Hunter (katherinshuster124@gmail.com): claims she has the contact information of Affiliate Summit East 2019 attendees, which she does not have.
  • Kelly Carter (kelly.carter@nyleadshq.com): claims that they have contact information for the Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Lake Group Media, Inc. (aka lakeb2b.com): claims that they have contact information for the Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Leadpropane.com (Emily.Laux@leadpropane.com): claims that they have the Affiliate Summit West 2018 database, which they do not have. 
  • Leadstips.com (alan.ganson@leadstips.com, andrea.sharrock@leadstips.com): claims they have the contact information for the Affiliate Summit West 2018 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Live Talent LLC (livetalentnow.com): spamming attendees at their domain registration email addresses with their offer.
  • M-Worlddata.com: claims that they have contact information for the Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Nyleadshq.com (kelly.carter@nyleadshq.com): claims that they have the Affiliate Summit West 2018 database which they do not have.
  • Perfect Lead Source (perfectleadsource.com): spamming attendees at their domain registration email addresses with their offer.
  • PreshowProspects (donna.schaffner@preshowprospects.com): claims they have the Affiliate Summit East 2019 attendee list with contact details, which they do not have.
  • Prodataleadzs.com (londyn.jameson@prodataleadzs.com): claims that they have the Affiliate Summit East 2018 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Prospex1.com (neal.davis@prospex1.com): claims that they have database information for the Affiliate Summit West 2018 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Rachel Scott (rachel.scott@tradeshowreach.com): claims they have the Affiliate Summit West 2020 attendee list, which they do not have. 
  • Ryan Logan (spiratetechnology.com): claims that they have the Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • SGS Group (aka itprospectsinfo.com): claims that they have an Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Sales Online LLC: calls Affiliate Summit attending companies stating that they have documents to send on behalf of Affiliate Summit (which they do not have) in an attempt to secure email addresses for use to build a marketing database.
  • SandyTechnology: claims that they found attendee contact information from an Affiliate Summit Exhibitor Guide, which they could not have as that information isn’t included in any guides.
  • SoftTechBizz.com: claims that they have the Affiliate Summit East 2018 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • Software Lead USA : claims to have an Affiliate Summit West 2018 database, which they do not have.
  • Stargloballeads: claims to have an Affiliate Summit East 2019 attendee list, which they do not have. 
  • techusers-data.com: claims that they have an Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • TecWebNet.com: claims that they have an email list for registered attendees of Affiliate Summit East 2017, which they do not have.
  • Teconologyservice.com (sara.james@teconologyservice.com): claims that they have the Affiliate Summit West 2018 Attendee database information, which they do not have. 
  • TradeShowLeads.com: claims that they have an Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • TradeShow-List.com: claims that they have the Affiliate Summit East 2017 attendee list, which they do not have.
  • techdatadriven.com: claims that they have an Affiliate Summit attendee list, which they do not have.
  • techecomedia.com (emily@techecomedia.com):  claims that they have the Affiliate Summit East 2018 attendee list, which they do not have
  • TravelEra: claims that they need to confirm a headcount for Affiliate Summit East 2018 and other “arrangements”.

To help us put a stop to these deceptive companies, we ask that if you receive a solicitation from any person or business that claims to be authorized by Affiliate Summit (or makes it seem as though there is some sort of association with the conference), we encourage you to forward it along to us, realdeal@affiliatesummit.com.