AN IMPORTANT ALERT FROM WBENC ABOUT 2017 "SCAMS" AND HOUSING "PIRATES" AND "POACHERS"
With WBENC Summit and Salute and National Conference we wanted to share with our members a message from WBENC and to always use caution if something doesn't seem quite right.
You may recall that in previous years WBENC has made you aware of unauthorized parties contacting attendees, sponsors and exhibitors about securing hotel rooms for our events. Please be advised to continue to be on guard for these "pirates" or "poachers" (meeting industry terminology) who might contact you with bogus discounts for hotel rooms or room blocks. Please stay on alert for these inquiries by unauthorized entities with regard to our upcoming Summit & Salute in New Orleans in March as well as the National Conference & Business Fair this coming June in Las Vegas.
However, we also want to advise you that companies claiming to offer exhibitor services (such as inclusion in an exhibitor directory) have contacted some of our exhibitors from previous conferences requesting that they review, verify, and confirm pre-registered data for an Exhibitor Directory for Fairs and Exhibitions.
These requests and offers are not associated with WBENC, even though the communication references both WBENC and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council in Washington, D.C.
Do not respond to any communication requesting you verify exhibitor registration or any personal/company information.
WBENC will not solicit information to make hotel reservations or request that you take any other action related to the events unless the message comes directly from WBENC, or, our hotel management teams, ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc., Stovell Marketing and Public Relations, Inc., or, our exhibit services provider, Hargrove, Inc.
If you are ever unsure about an inquiry please contact [email protected].