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BEWARE OF UNOFFICIAL VENDORS

Unofficial Vendor Warnings

BEWARE OF UNOFFICIAL VENDORS

From hotel reservations to mailing list vendors, here is how to know if you are being contacted by unofficial vendors for PACK EXPO East. 

PACK EXPO  exhibitors have reported receiving solicitations from vendors not affiliated with PMMI or PACK EXPO, regarding attendee list sales and hotel room bookings.

 

Attendee email list scams
We would like to remind all exhibitors that the attendee mailing list for PACK EXPO East is available for rent through PMMI only. Any solicitation claiming to have the email list of PACK EXPO East attendees is fraudulent, as PMMI does not sell or rent the attendee email list.

 

Hotel reservation scams
PMMI is in receipt of reports from exhibitors who have booked hotel rooms through various third parties only to subsequently learn that no reservations are in place and deposits along with full prepayment are not being 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 hotel reservation office for all PACK EXPO shows is Expovision. PMMI reminds its exhibitors that we have no affiliation with any of these room brokers. The only company that is officially sanctioned and certified by PMMI to book hotel rooms on behalf of its exhibitors and attendees as the PACK EXPO Hotel Reservation Office is Expovision. They can be accessed by phone at (866) 523-0877 or (703) 205-0480. Or you can book your room online today.

Please contact Expovision with any solicitations or questions.

 

Exhibitors beware
We urge all exhibitors to be especially diligent when engaging with any vendor who is not an official contractor of PACK EXPO. PMMI and our official PACK EXPO vendors will never send emails from a non-business account such as gmail, yahoo, outlook, etc.

If you receive a solicitation and are unsure of the vendor’s affiliation with PMMI or PACK EXPO, please contact the PMMI Show Department at 571.612.3200 or [email protected].