BEWARE OF UNOFFICIAL VENDORS
IEEE PES T&D exhibitors have reported receiving solicitations from vendors NOT affiliated with IEEE PES or the T&D Conference – specifically regarding hotel reservations, attendee list sales, and advertising in industry publications.

Misleading Solicitations for Show Daily / Show Issue Magazines
T&D has received reports from exhibitors stating that representatives from the Source Group have contacted them attempting to sell advertising slots for the next edition of a show daily and mislead exhibitors to believe this is an official for IEEE PES T&D. Please note that IEEE PES T&D has NO affiliation with the Source Group and their publications are strictly prohibited from being handed out at McCormick Place during our show and at all hotels within our housing block. To advertise in the official PES show issue, please contact Erik Henson or by phone at 352-333-3443. There will also be a Media Pavilion at the show, click here for more information.

Attendee Email List Scams
We would like to remind all exhibitors that the attendee mailing list for IEEE PES T&D is available for rent through Convention Data Services, the official registration provider. Any solicitation claiming to have the email list of T&D attendees is fraudulent, as IEEE PES does not sell or rent the attendee email list. Exhibitors do have the option to purchase an eblast that can be sent to attendees through CDS. You may receive or have received an email from representatives of companies with the below domain names and urge you to be cautious of any senders with the below domains in their email address:
@wholesaleroomrates.com, @fortunedb.com, @attendeescontactz.com, @expolists.com, @expolistz.com, @emailslistz.com, @etceteraleads.com, @onlinemarkingtlistz.com, @protechleads.com, @eventzbiz.com, @redhatsb2bsonlns.com, @expo-emaillist.com, @leadsarchive.online, @event-info.org, @globaldateasol.com, @gzestmediasolutions, @accesseventbusinessdata.com, @emailzlist.com, @bestsourcess.com

Hotel Reservation Scams
T&D received reports from exhibitors who booked hotel rooms through various third parties only to subsequently learn that no reservations were in place and deposits, along with full prepayment, were not 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 IEEE PES T&D shows is Connections Housing and T&D has no affiliation with any other room brokers. Connections is the only company that is officially sanctioned and certified by T&D to book hotel rooms on behalf of its exhibitors and attendees. Housing will reopen for the October T&D Conference in late spring or summer.

Exhibitors Beware
We urge all exhibitors to be especially diligent when engaging with any vendor who is not an official contractor of T&D. IEEE PES and our official 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 IEEE PES or T&D, please contact Show Management at 972-521-9902 or shawn@cemllc.com.