Warnings to Exhibitors
Fair Guide, also known as Construct Data Publishers, is a company that targets exhibitors from many different conferences with what many in the convention industry consider misleading information. The American Psychological Association wants to alert you that APA is not connected in any way with nor supports Fair Guide. Please be aware that you may have received, or may receive, solicitation to be listed in FAIRGuide from Construct Data (its publisher). APA, itself, has also been solicited by this group. Construct Data operates out of Slovakia (previously Austria). Their materials mention the APA convention (so exhibitors think they are connected with the APA convention). They also indicate the directory listing they are soliciting is free, but in fine print the contract outlines a cost of $1,877 (or possibly more) per year for three years.
Additional information and resources concerning Fair Guide is available online from the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. Included in this link is a written response you can send to Fair Guide (along with the address to cc the Federal Trade Commission).
APA's 2014 official housing and registration vendor is Experient. As the date of an event draws closer, exhibitors and attendees are from time to time subjected to improper solicitation from unaffiliated hotels or third-party housing agencies, including National Travel Associates and Global Housing Services, Corp. It is not unusual for these individuals and/or agencies to conduct their activities using room blocks that they have secured in some of the official hotels. With that, room reservations may be offered at significantly lower quality. In other circumstances, cancellation polices are often harsh and unforgiving. For these reasons, and to support our efforts to give you a quality event, we encourage you to book your housing accommodations using the reservation tools provided to exhibitors. Beware of, and report any unauthorized solicitations to Mona Alcazar, Exhibit Sales Manager.
Official 2014 APA Convention Vendor Logo
Only official APA convention vendors may identify themselves with the Official 2014 APA Convention Vendor logo. You can trust these organizations are here to help you have the best annual convention and exhibits experience possible; be sure to look for the logo seen below before placing any orders. APA is proud to work with these contractors who support our organization with the products and services they provide.