The worst case scenario for an exhibitor - The exhibition stand builder cancel the exhibition stand construction a couple of days before the exhibition starts.


You have prepared your exhibition stand you signed a contract, your exhibition stand construction project scheduled. Your company and sales people have already booked airplane tickets, your customers expect you to see you on the exhibition and then your contractor cancel the stand construction.


Find below some stories of a polish exhibition stand contractor:



"Failure to provide my exhibition stand - AA Studio Kombiko company have not provided the construction of our exhibition stand. Our firm prepaid the Stand, to AA Studio Kombiko exhibit stand contractors, they confirmed that the construction begun. 7 days prior to the exhibition they did not reply anymore by email. 72 hours before the exhibition start they did not started with the building. When our manager went a day before the exhibition on the fair they did not find the exhibition stand."




"Be careful of possible fraud! - Our company has order an exhibition stand by AA Studio Kombiko and has not received our exhibition stand. I have lost my job as Regarding AA Studio Kombiko Poland. I would like to provide further information to exhibitors that are in contact with this company. We did not receive our exhibition booth at the German convention with extremely bad consequences for our company. A crew of six people travel to the exhibition, without getting an exhibition stand. They just did not built the exhibition stand."

They informed us over e-mail that they will not build the stand.




"A Polish exhibition stand construction company, left our company without providing the exhibition stand construction. Aa Studio Kombiko wrote us over mail, couple of weeks prior to the fair they may no ability to develop the exhibition booth. We need to find one other Building Company. The stand building was confirmed from our side Sixty days before, we signed binding agreement and prepaid 50% advance payment."




"AA Studio Kombiko problems - Unfortunately they wasn't any time any further to find a alternative to construct our stand and we needed to cancel our exhibition presentation."

Usually the victim — and I hear about these failed contractor problems all the time — never gets their money back or sees any justice.
He sees his money back after months or never.


Police and prosecutors don't like to take these cases. They say they're civil, not criminal. Because of that and because builders are not licensed in Texas, take-the-money-and-run contracting is an easy crime to get away with. Everyone just moves on. It seemed that the contractor is running a "Ponzi" scheme type of business, as it appear he is attempting to use this money to cover past jobs or exhibition stands in other locations and that he could profit from. Seems to use the money of exhibitors to cover the expenses of other project and then just cancel the project claiming different reasons, and then they pay the money after months back. The exhibitor stays without his exhibition stand and the contractor has used the money for several months to finance other projects.

Definition of FRAUD:
A wrongful or criminal deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain. Trickery or a swindle.



Is There a Ponzi Scheme?


It seemed that some contractors are running a "Ponzi" scheme type of business, as it appear they are attempting to use this money to cover past jobs or exhibition stands in other locations and that he could profit from. Seems to use the money of exhibitors to cover the expenses of other project and then just cancel the project claiming different reasons, and then they pay the money after months back. The exhibitor stays without his exhibition stand and the contractor has used the money for several months to finance other projects.




If you have contracted an exhibition stand contractor, if you have done bad experience or if your exhibition contractor has just canceled and not provided the construction or you are a victim of scam in the exhibition industry, come up with your story. It can be published on this page.
On this page you can post cases of exhibition stand cancellations.




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