Avoid Event Scams

Multiple companies have been contacting Automate attendees, exhibitors, and Association for Advancing Automation (A3) members claiming to sell/rent an Automate attendee list. A3 does not rent, share, or sell your email or physical address to any third parties. Read the A3 privacy policy.

Even if their email signature includes the Automate logo/website/name, these companies have no association with A3.

Since their company name and “From” email address frequently change, it makes it difficult for A3 to stop their actions.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience that these spammers cause you — we get these emails too:  

Examples of fraudulent emails received at A3

Automate is partnering directly with hotels to provide lodging for the show. We are NOT working with any 3rd party hotel provider. Numerous convention bureaus are reporting complaints from trade shows whose exhibiting companies or attendees 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 fraudulently.

Automate has not yet selected a contractor or registration/lead retrieval partner. Some exhibitors have reported that callers have threatened to cancel their booth space if they do not comply. Please be assured that your booth space is safely being held unless you are contacted directly by a staff member of A3.

Automate does not work with any third party to sell advertising or sponsorships. If you are interested in advertising in the Automate Show Guide, or participating in any other sponsorship opportunity, please contact our Director of Sales, James Hamilton

If you have concerns about these companies, contact the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) or the equivalent for your country/state.