Hard Surfaces 2023

Exhibitor Warning - Industry Scams

Exhibitors are being targeted by companies claiming to be, or work with, The QMJ Group and Hard Surfaces. They use existing event branding and may appear genuine. The services offered include directory listings and hotel bookings, increasingly, companies are now also claiming they can sell visitor data from the event. This is not the case. 

We advise Exhibitors to be vigilant, read the small print and inform your exhibition, marketing and finance teams about the risk of scams. If you in any doubt as to the validity of any correspondence you receive, please contact us.  

The QMJ Group does not sell visitor databases and any company claiming they hold this data is fraudulent. 

Organisations such as Event Fair, FairGuide.com/Construct Data Verlag, Expo Guide (Mexico) and International Fairs Directory (Portugal) are targeting exhibitors with their misleading directory services. Unsuspecting exhibitors who sign and return the form are then contracted into a three-year, non-retractable agreement, which could cost a significant amount of money.

Hard Surfaces will be complemented by the market leading Natural Stone Show, which offers an extraordinarily varied palette of stone surfaces from around the world, together with the latest ‘Fix, Seal & Maintenance’ solutions for the hard surfaces industry. 

A packed education programme will also take place over the 3 days with 30 CPD-accredited seminars attracting over 5,000 building professionals. All visitors to Hard Surfaces will be able to cross over into the Natural Stone Show free of charge.