Berlin, October 31, 2019
Publishers of unofficial exhibitor directories target exhibitors in the run up to trade fairs, offering to provide them with entries in inferior, sub-standard online directories. Their terms may stipulate long-term obligations to pay several thousand euros – which are generally hidden in the fine print. Well-known examples are the directory "Expoguide" and the "International Fairs Directory". Letters and forms of these two online directories are shown here.
As the organizer of the IAA Cars and IAA Commercial Vehicles and publisher of the catalogue of IAA exhibitors, the VDA points out that we have no contractual connections of any kind with any of these publishers.
AUMA (Association of the German Trade Fair Industry) has been advising exhibitors concerned regarding unofficial exhibitor directories. AUMA has documented several hundred cases of unofficial entry offers for exhibitor directories. The information provided by AUMA aims to make exhibitors aware of the illicit activities of the publishers of unofficial directories and to provide assistance to the exhibitors concerned. We wish to draw your attention to the homepage of AUMA.
The production and billing of your official and obligatory entry in the exhibitor directory and other trade fair media will be carried out by Messe Frankfurt Medien und Service GmbH. To edit your entry, please use the login data sent to you after the start of May 2019.
Berlin, October 30, 2019
The IAA Commercial Vehicles will take place from September 24 to 30, 2020 in Hanover. It will already be open to journalists on September 23. To register your stand space, please use our online exhibitor registration form at https://registration.iaa.de.
Secure your early booking discount of 10 percent on the stand rental only until 15 November 2019 and become part of the IAA 2020. The official registration deadline is 13 December 2019.
We cordially invite you to become part of the largest international platform for mobility, logistics and transport in the commercial vehicle market. You will find all necessary information for the preparation of your appearance and all presentation formats in our Brochure as well as in the exhibitor area.