EXPO PACK exhibitors have reported receiving solicitations from vendors NOT affiliated with EXPO PACK – specifically regarding hotel reservations.
EXPO PACK events are targeted by unscrupulous businesses that harvest email addresses from the web (scraping), to contact our exhibitors about, attendee lists, list rentals, hotel offers and other sales pitches.
Attendee Email List Scams
We would like to remind all exhibitors that the attendee mailing list for EXPO PACK Guadalajara is not available for purchase. Any solicitation claiming to have the email list of EXPO PACK attendees is fraudulent, as EXPO PACK does not sell or rent the attendee email list.
You may notify us on [email protected] if you receive any emails claiming to sell attendee data or acting as third-party representatives for the exhibitor catalogue/show directory.
We advise you don’t try to interact with said offerings and beware in any dealings with non-business account emails such as Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc. as well as the following companies/domains:
International Fairs Directory (Inter-Fairs.com), Expo Guide, FairGuide.com, ConstructDataVerlag.com, MarketingInfoZone.com, ZoomAppend.com, DataMarketMedia.com, WisdowTargets.com, WWTechData.com
We're sorry for the inconvenience that these spammers cause you - we get these emails too.
Hotel Reservation Scams
EXPO PACK has received reports from exhibitors who booked hotel rooms through various third parties only to subsequently learn that no reservations were in place and deposits, along with full prepayment, were not returned.
Additionally, numerous convention bureaus are reporting hundreds of complaints from trade show managers who are receiving similar reports from exhibiting companies who booked rooms through a “third party room broker” and ended up at sold out hotels with no reservations and no recourse for the payment of rooms. These brokers falsely imply they are affiliated with show management and secure deposits and/or full prepayment from exhibiting companies.
The Official Housing Bureau for EXPO PACK is OLE and EXPO PACK has no affiliation with any other room brokers. OLE is the only company that is officially sanctioned and certified by EXPO PACK to book hotel rooms on behalf of its exhibitors and attendees. Please check back for the launch of OLE’s housing website so you can book your hotel room directly through them.
We urge all exhibitors to be especially diligent when engaging with any vendor who is not an official contractor of EXPO PACK. Show Management and our official EXPO PACK vendors will never send emails from a non-business account such as Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.
If you receive any suspicious solicitations regarding hotel reservations, please contact show management at +52 55 5545-4254 or [email protected].