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Beware: A (not so) Better Deal from Exhibition Housing and List Management Companies

Posted By Becky Carroll, Thursday, February 11, 2016

Many for-profit companies are contacting the WOCN Society's and CAET current members and Joint Conference attendees and exhibitors, claiming to represent either the WOCN Society or CAET. These companies are suggesting "assistance" with exhibitor registration, hotel reservations and attendance email lists.

These companies and others DO NOT represent the WOCN Society or CAET. Furthermore, they are not authorized to use our name or trademark in any promotion.

While the WOCN Society is asking these companies to discontinue these misleading practices, we wanted to make you aware of the issue as well so that you can avoid these scams.

Please note:

  • The official hotel reservations representative is Meeting Services Plus located in Minneapolis.
  • However, no one from Meeting Services Plus should contact you directly to book your hotel room(s) unless returning your call.
  • If you recieve an email about Joint Conference housing that is not from a or email address, do not share any information with them. This company is not affiliated with the WOCN Society or CAET and is a scam.
  • If you receive a phone call or email offering the following:
    1. $25 off your current rate, or
    2. A "one-time $20 per night discount if you reserve now", or
    3. They ask to speak with the tradeshow person representing the Joint Conference this June in Montreal, or
    4. A lower rate if you sign your hotel reservation form now,
      know that these specials are not supported by the WOCN Society or CAET and are a scam.

You may be saying...why wouldn't I want to save money on my hotel room(s)?

If any company can offer you a run-of-house room at less than the rates posted on our website plus tax and service that is within 20 blocks of the convention center and includes unlimited local calls, in-room high speed Internet, access to the fitness room, and is completely refundable if cancelled up to 72 hours prior to arrival, AND

 ...then feel free to book at your own risk.

Thanks to all exhibitors and attendees who alerted us to take legal action and help prevent other exhibitors and attendees from getting scammed.

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