Beware of publications not affiliated with WorkBoat

Recently it has been brought to our attention that the owner of a publication called "Workboat Industry News/ Offshore Industry News" has been contacting exhibitors to solicit advertising in conjunction with the International WorkBoat Show, to be held December 3-5, 2014 in New Orleans.

For the record, "Workboat Industry News/Offshore Industry News" is not affiliated in any way with the International WorkBoat Show, WorkBoat magazine,, Diversified Business Communications or its co-sponsors. This publication, published by Source Group LLC, was not, nor will it be in the future, authorized to distribute any publication at the International WorkBoat Show or inside of official Show hotels.

The editors of WorkBoat magazine will publish, as they have in years past, a daily edition from the show floor in New Orleans all three days of the show. Each edition of the WorkBoat Show Daily will distributed on the show floor, and the Day One edition will be delivered room by room at official Show hotels prior to the opening of the Show on December 3, 2014. Source Group LLC's publications offering advertising at this or any other official Diversified Business Communications events will never be distributed in this same way.

For more information about the WorkBoat Show Daily, click here.

The organizers of the International WorkBoat Show would like to thank you for your continued support and looks forward to seeing you in New Orleans this December.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Beware of Scams

BEWARE of companies that send you faxes or emails offering to list your company in an Exhibitor Directory or a Business Guide, for example FAIRGuide, Expo-Guide, Construct Data Verlag, World Business Directory or World Business Guide

CONSTRUCT DATA VERLAG of Vienna, Austria or Bratislava, Slovakia (also known as FairGuide or Expo-Guide) and EU Business Services LTD of Utrecht Netherlands or Charlestown Nevis West Indies (also known as EU Business Register, World Business Directory or World Business Guide) are not associated in any fashion with Diversified Business Communications or any of our trade show events including (but not limited to):

  • International WorkBoat Show
  • Seafood Expo North America
  • Seafood Processing North America
  • Seafood Expo Global
  • Seafood Processing Global
  • Seafood Expo Asia
  • Seafood Expo Southern Europe
  • Pacific Marine Expo
  • New England Food Show
  • Kosherfest
  • Integrative Healthcare Symposium
  • International Floriculture Expo

There are several organizations (including Construct Data which uses the names FairGuide and Expo Guide) that have been targeting exhibitors and small companies around the world including exhibitors at Diversified Business Communications events in the United States requesting that the exhibitor update their trade show directory listing or world business directory. If you have participated in any of our exhibitions in previous years, or are due to participate in any of our events this year you are likely to be targeted.

If you reply to a faxed letter or an email request from any of these companies to update your directory listing you may be locked into an automatically renewing three (3) year contract for an annual charge that could be USD $1,700 or more (GBP 980 or EU 995). Before responding to any solicitation you should carefully read the entire document and if you are in doubt do not respond. If you are a US business and have a complaint or concern about an unsolicited email or fax from one of these companies you can contact your local Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC. If you are an EU based business you can contact your local Consumer Rights office and the EU Consumer Rights office. You can also find more information on the website.





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