EXHIBITOR ALERT: Beware of Expo-Guide/Fairguide.com
Information for AMERICANA 2013 exhibitors
The organizers of AMERICANA, the International Envionmental Technology Trade Show and Conference, have learned of a new scam running out of Mexico that is targeting show exhibitors by using the AMERICANA name and Réseau Environnement.
The company Commercial Online Manuals is sending solicitations to show exhibitors to advertise in its Expo-Guide.
The scam is almost identical to the FAIR Guide operated by Construct Data Publishers Verlag AG and is intent on misleading show exhibitors into believing that the solicitation is associated with AMERICANA but it is NOT! See the judgment given to Construct Data Publishers Verlag AG in February 2007 : construct-data-conclusion-proceedings
Furthermore, exhibitors can easily be tricked into placing a directory listing in the Expo-Guide believing in all cases that it will be "FREE." However, by signing the form, exhibitors will actually be entering into a three-year, irrevocable agreement requiring them to pay $ 1571 US per year with no foreseeable benefits.
AMERICANA DOES NOT SUPPORT THE EXPO-GUIDE! Commercial Online Manuals and its directory Expo-Guide are not associated with, or endorsed by, AMERICANA organizers. Furthermore, the use of the AMERICANA name and Réseau Environnement by Commercial Online Manuals in its solicitations is unauthorized.
AMERICANA organizers Show strongly warns exhibitors to exercise extreme caution with respect to solicitations by Commercial Online Manuals and any other suspicious third-party offers in order to avoid unwarranted and/or unnecessary financial commitments.
For more information or advice, go to http://www.stopecg.org/expo-guide.htm