CBC Attendee Scams

The Brewers Association does not disclose or give away membership email or attendee email contact information. Brewers Association does not rent, share or disclose attendee contact information to third parties unless you provide your opt-in consent. No third party is authorized to distribute or sell any lists for the event. Please see the Brewers Association Privacy Policy for additional details.

Attendee List and Hotel Scam Warnings

As with many larger conferences and trade shows, third parties are contacting Craft Brewers Conference attendees and exhibitors, claiming to represent the Craft Brewers Conference (and/or leaving out important information so that it’s ambiguous whether they represent Brewers Association), and offering Craft Brewers Conference attendee lists or brewing industry contact lists.

Scammers offering to sell these lists often aggregate information based on web crawler or email “scraper” programs searching for the “@” sign in an email addresses posted on various websites (including LinkedIn and Facebook). While this is illegal in most countries, it does not prevent scammers from doing so. The best way to prevent yourself from receiving these emails is to protect your information. If possible, don’t post your email address online (or post it in an obscured way, such as an image or by not using the “@”) sign.

Please do not engage with and/or acquire/purchase any list from any third parties claiming to have use of Craft Brewers Conference database, attendees or contact information, as it puts your and others contact information at risk. Responding to these emails (even to “unsubscribe”)  confirms they have reached a valid email address.

  • Exhibitor List for Official Vendors: Craft Brewers Conference Exhibiting companies’ primary contact information is provided to our official vendors, Map Your Show (Exhibitor Portal/Host), Freeman Decorating, American Tradeshow Services (Lead retrieval), Rainprotection.net (Insurance), Smart City (exclusive provider of WiFi in the building), and the event venue solely for booth material and services ordering purposes. These vendors do not release this information, nor do we post exhibitor email contact info on our website.
  • Attendee Mailing List for Exhibitors: Conference exhibitors are provided a Craft Brewers Conference attendee list, but this only contains physical mailing addresses – email address and phone information are never provided. CBC attendees are able to opt-out of this physical mailing list during the registration process or may modify an existing registration to “opt-out” at any time. However this may not prevent attendees from receiving these fraudulent “contact list” emails.
  • Exhibitor Lead Retrieval “Badge Scanners” at the Conference: Exhibitors at the conference may purchase badge scanning lead retrieval units, which do collect entire contact information (including phone & email address) for those attendees who verbally consent to having their badge scanned at an exhibitor’s booth.

Known Attendee List Scam Companies

  • Aim Digital Pros
  • Asset Media Leads
  • attendeescontactz
  • b2bleadsandcontactsexpo
  • b2bDataKernel
  • Bizbusinesstech
  • BlueDigital Tech
  • Business Travel Bureau
  • Carlsons B2B
  • CMI Event Travel
  • Conferencelseadexpos
  • Contact Attendees From Show
  • Contact Expos Lead
  • Conventioneers.us
  • Corporate Booking Services – CBS International
  • Demand Generation Executive
  • Dynamic Global Leads
  • ETB
  • E-List Appenders
  • Event Attendees
  • Events 323
  • Eventsb2b
  • Event Travel Planners
  • Expo and Show Contacts
  • Expo Conferences Leads
  • Expo Lead Contact
  • Event Prospex
  • GlobalDataSol.com
  • Global Housing Corp
  • Info USA E-Data
  • International Business Pro
  • ListExpo.Info
  • Leadsexpo
  • Leads Expos Conference
  • Market Media Pro
  • Metric Valor
  • Micro Info Tek
  • Ninet5Technologies
  • Pro Asset Media
  • Procure Marketing Guide
  • Show Attendee Data
  • Targeted Mails
  • TELS Media
  • TekInfo Hub Services
  • Trade Shows Lead
  • Trade Show Organizer
  • Trimax Leads
  • VoSystecnology
  • Any Emails coming from expoandshowleadsb2b@nullgmail.com or similar gmail accounts.
  • Trade Show Internet

Hotel Scam Warning

ConferenceDirect is the only official housing company of the Brewers Association.

Contact by any third party soliciting as the “official” Craft Brewers Conference housing company, offering special non-refundable rates at Craft Brewers Conference hotels, and requesting credit card information should be considered a scam. All attendees and exhibitors should be aware that no one from the Brewers Association, the Craft Brewers Conference, or ConferenceDirect solicits directly by telephone for hotel bookings or special discounts.

 

Known Hotel Scam Companies

  • A&C Marketing
  • Advanced Travel Systems
  • Allied Acquisition Services
  • Book My Rooms
  • Booking.com
  • Condos at OCC
  • CCBB-Housing
  • CBS International
  • CBS (Corporate Booking Services) International
  • CH Planners
  • Convention Hotel Management
  • Convention Hotel Services
  • Convention Housing
  • Convention Housing Authority
  • Convention Housing Services/Convention Expo Travel
  • Conventioneers LLC
  • ECTC Group/Executive Convention Travel
  • Elite Corporate Planners
  • ETB – Exhibition Travel Bureau
  • Event Connections
  • Event Egg
  • Events Plus, Inc.
  • Event Travel Planners
  • Execu-Link Corp.
  • Executive Events
  • Exhibition Housing Services
  • Exhibition Housing Management/EHM Travel
  • Exhibition Speed Services
  • Exhibitors Hotel Reservations Services
  • Exhibitor Housing Services
  • Expo Housing
  • Expo Housing Services/EHS
  • GE Group Travel
  • Global Corporate Consultants (GCC Inc.)
  • Global Corporate Events, Inc.
  • Global Events Group
  • Global Expo Travel LLC
  • Global Housing Company
  • Global Housing Management/GHM Travel
  • Global Housing Services Corporation
  • Global Travel Partners
  • Global Travel Planner
  • Golden Events
  • Group TIRA/TIRA Convention Management
  • HDMC Group
  • HICORD
  • Hotel Angels, LLC
  • IEA Event Planning
  • International Events, Inc./IEP Group
  • Itravel, Inc.
  • JTR Holdings Inc.
  • Kiana Lawyer PH (caller named Tom from 443 area code)
  • Le Company, LLC
  • National Travel Accommodations/NTA
  • National Travel Associates (NTA)
  • NSCN Services
  • NTA Rooms
  • Progress Expo
  • Pro Housing LLC
  • Room Connections/Rooms Connect, Limited
  • Res Prohousing
  • Show Coordinators
  • Skyline Housing (affiliated with CCRA)
  • Six Point Travel
  • Stay Right Travel, LLC
  • Tarzango LLC
  • Tira Convention Travel Management/Group Tira Trade Show Housing
  • Trade Show Reservations, LLC
  • Trade Show Planners, LLC
  • TradeShow Housing
  • Travelingo Inc
  • Travel Maker
  • XM Corp./XM Corporation
  • Xpo Planners, Inc