Visitor/supplier contact details
We are aware that there are some database and contact list management companies that may contact exhibitors by offering supposed visitor, supplier and collaborator data. At Alimentaria Exhibitions/Fira de Barcelona, we do not share our databases with any third party company. Therefore, if you receive any communication about data from any of our trade shows, it is a scam. Please ignore these emails and notify your sales agent.
We have recently noticed an increase in this type of practice, especially by sending emails or spam from different users using domains such as @infograbbers.com, @globalproemailtradeshub.com, @globalvisitorsrecord.com, @genuinelistprovider.com, @alphatradeshowresource.com, @preregis.info, @tradeshowsattendees.com, @stardataplus.com, @drtradeshow.com, @zenladders.com, @dataincart.com, @attendeesnames.com, @gokonnects.com, @tradefrommeeting.com, @connecteventpeo.com, @expotechexpert.com, @technoprospects.com, @reachforcedba.com, @yourinfowithuss.com, @beourclient.com, @organizerinfo.a2hosted.com, @bilistz.com, @systech.dbasecomp.com…
Both the Exhibitors and Products Catalogue and the Visitor/Exhibitor Guides are managed directly by our team at Alimentaria Exhibitions/Fira de Barcelona with the data associated with your participation (trade name, location, sector…) and are completely free of charge. Therefore, if you receive any request or contact from another company that is completely unrelated to us, please ignore it and notify your sales agent.
In the trade show industry, there are several complaints about alleged publishing companies that contact exhibitors to ask for data, offering in exchange their listing on official exhibitor directories or advertising and sponsorship options by impersonating official partners of various events. The ambiguous way in which they provide the information may lead to an erroneous association about the proposal, assuming that it is a legal offer from the trade show organisation.
Companies such as FairGuide, Construct Data Verlag, Event Fair, Expo Guide or International Fairs Directory regularly contact international trade show exhibitors, deliberately taking advantage of their vulnerability in the weeks prior to the event. These companies send out a misleading form asking for information to be included in the official exhibitor list of the trade show, but what they are really offering is to hire advertising inserts for periods of up to three years with no possibility of cancellation.
Exhibitors who complete and submit the requested documents from these publishing companies receive high-cost invoices. These misleading contracts indicate in small print that it is a deal that commits the exhibitor to make various payments for services that he will not receive. To pressure those who refuse to pay after discovering the scam, these companies use the services of various debt collection companies that act in collaboration with them using very aggressive tactics.
If you need to book accommodation and/or travel, please check the offers and discounts that we offer in the “Accommodation and Transport Services” section of the Exhibitors’ Area: hotels, flights, ferries, trains, public transportation, car rental… In addition, we offer the opportunity to offset the carbon footprint generated by travelling. We recommend that you use the services of Kuoni, the official agency of Alimentaria Exhibitions/Fira de Barcelona. Reservations made through other agencies will be at your own risk.
We have been informed that other accommodation companies such as Global Housing Services Corporation, Kore Conferences Pte. Ltd. or Go Fair Ltd. are contacting quite insistently some of our exhibitors to make their reservations using their platform with supposedly important discounts.