We have been made aware of a series of fraudulent emails to speakers and exhibitors from companies claiming to be officially partnered with the event. They may us Food Innovate Summit branding and appear genuine. In the past this has included directories and hotel bookings but companies are now also claiming they can sell visitor data from events. This is not the case. Please read further advice below.
Statement from MA Exhibitions (organisers of World Food Innovate Summit):
If you receive a fraudulent email from companies claiming to be officially partnered with the event, likely offering marketing services and/or access to the event's data, please know that we are not in any way affiliated with these companies. These companies target the speakers and exhibitors for events across the board.
Your security is important to us, so if you're unsure whether or not an email you have received is fraudulent, please get in touch and we'd be happy to verify it for you. We would also like to reassure you that we do not release, sell or share any data related to World Food Innovate Summit with any outside parties.
Advice from the Association of Event Organisers:
Our advice is to IGNORE THEM COMPLETELY, and do not communicate with them in any way. Writing letters and responding to emails simply confirms that you exist and are available at the address/email address/number they have for you, and therefore payment can be pursued.
What you can do: -Report it to your local trading standards -DO NOT PAY ANYTHING -DO NOT COMMUNICATE WITH THE SCAMMERS even when they threaten legal action