Valve World Americas Expo & Conference has a zero-tolerance policy regarding suitcasing.
What is suitcasing? Suitcasing is a parasitic business practice in which unethical companies will gain access to an event by obtaining some type of event credential (attendee badge, delegate badge, etc.) and then solicit business in the aisles or other public spaces used for the conference.
Any Valve World Americas attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, in another company’s booth, or in violation of any portion of the Exhibition Policy, will be asked to leave immediately. Please report any violations you may observe to Show Management. Show Management recognizes that suitcasing may also take the form of commercial activity conducted from a hotel guest room or hospitality suite; a restaurant, club, or any other public place of assembly. For the purposes of this policy, suitcasing violations may occur at venues other than the exhibition floor and at other events. Show Management must be informed of any hospitality suites and expressed consent must be received prior to the event.
WHAT SHOW MANAGEMENT WILL DO
Show Management will respond to all complaints regarding suitcasing. Any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, or in another company’s booth, will be asked to leave immediately.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
If you suspect another company of suitcasing – report this to the Show Management office and someone from Show Management will come to your booth immediately.
Exhibition Policy must be observed at all times. It is Show Management’s objective to do everything legally possible to protect you from suitcasing.