Olympia organisers Clarion Events have issued a warning to exhibitors after they were targeted by another of the scam guides so often reported on these pages.
"It has been brought to our attention that a
company trading as Expo-Guide is claiming to be publishing a guide
for the fair and they may contact you to sell advertising," say
"Please note, this company is NOT the
official publisher and you are advised to ignore their
correspondence. Expo-Guide has no connection with Clarion Events
and their guide will not be distributed at the fair."
ATG have seen copies of the forms sent out
by Expo-Guide, giving a Mexico-based address, under the title
Exhibitors Directory for Fairs and Exhibitions, which ask
recipients to confirm the accuracy of details listed.
However, in the small print just above the
signature strip lies the true purpose of the exercise, an order for
expensive and useless advertising.
It is accompanied by the usual caveats on cancelling orders so
as not to incur further charges down the line, as well as reserving
the right to take legal action in cases of non-payment.