Please note that VisitScotland/Scottish Tourist Board has no association with Construct Data Verlag GmbH ('Construct Data') which produces the www.fairguide.com
, a website listing events and organisers from around the world. We also have no affiliation with any other listing company who might contact you.
VisitScotland has reason to believe that www.expo-guide.com
, a company operating out of Mexico, is targeting our exhibitors to purchase a three-year commitment of advertising that is cleverly disguised as an offer of a free directory listing. Construct Data / Expo Guide contacts Exhibitors by mail, prominently displaying the name of the show attended by the Exhibitors and using the name of VisitScotland/Scottish Tourist Board. The mailing asks Exhibitors to send the form back to confirm that their details are correct. By signing the form the Exhibitor is committing to a full sized listing on expo-guide.com, at a cost shown in small print, for three years or more, if no notice of cancellation is given within 10 days
of the form being returned by the Exhibitor. This wording is contained in small print on the form and should be read carefully.
To download a sample copy of expo guide letter and form click here
At this time, we cannot determine if the Mexico operation is just a façade for Construct Data/Fairguide or it is unrelated. Nevertheless the operations of the two companies are remarkably similar.
It is important that any organisation that feels it was mislead by Fairguide or expo guide into signing a contract notifies them immediately. Please visit the following website for further information and next steps http://www.aeo.org.uk/page.cfm/ID=40
Please pass this information to your exhibiting partners.