Exhibitors are being targeted by organisations claiming to be, or work with the CIPD. They offer misleading directory services, accommodation recommendations and show guide services – sometimes they use existing CIPD branding which may appear genuine. 

Please be aware and remain vigilant when contacted by these organisations. We recommend not responding to these communications and to circulate examples of scam emails to make the appropriate teams aware of the risk. 

The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition is not in any way associated with these organisations and does not engage in the sale or trade of any customer lists or charge for show guides/profiles. If you are ever in doubt about a piece of communication received in relation to the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Account Manager. 


For live events, organisations have contacted exhibitors offering hotel bookings at low rates. We strongly recommend to only use our approved accommodation provider or one you trust.

In the online manual, you will find details of booking accommodation at preferential rates, please refer to this when organising your travel.

Exhibition and show guide

If you ever receive a postal form requesting information, please check with a member of the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition team. Show guide scams have been circulating for years, and as per the small-print, these entries have charges involved. Your genuine exhibitor profile is part of your exhibitor package and has no cost involved.

Data and attendee lists

We are aware that many fraudulent organisations claim to be selling data throughout the lead-up and also post event. Please be aware this is not the event data and is generic (unlawful data). 

CIPD and Haymarket Media Group take GDPR and data protection very seriously and excluding our registration supplier, this information is not shared with any third parties.

Please get in touch if you suspect any form of communication you receive to be suspicious or unlawful.