In order to protect the value of NATPE’s events and ensure fairness to all of our exhibitors and attendees, NATPE will no longer tolerate unfair competition and parasitic business practices in any form. As defined below, we ask that you purchase a market badge if you are meeting with any event Attendee as described below.
Definition of Unfair Competition and Parasitic Business Practices
Unfair Competition and Parasitic Business Practices at NATPE Events is defined as any activity designed to buy, solicit or sell products or services to any exhibitors or attendees by anyone who has not purchased a market pass and without authorization by NATPE. In addition Unfair Competition and Parasitic Business Practices includes the attendance or presence at NATPE Events of an employee or agent of an entity other than the entity or entities to which a booth or sponsorship is registered. For the purposes of the NATPE Budapest, the exhibition area shall be considered any portion of the InterContinental Hotel. For the purposes of NATPE Miami the exhibition area shall be considered any portion of the Fontainebleau or the Eden Roc hotels. The CEO of NATPE reserves the right to make the final determination on what constitutes Unfair Competition and Parasitic Business Practices.
Resolution for instances of Unfair Competition and Parasitic Business Practices
Attendee Unfair Competition and Parasitic Business Practices: Those registered for NATPE events agree to not engage in activities that are identical or similar to those conducted in the event venues, the immediate surrounding areas or in any other exhibition area that NATPE may designate, in particular, in places such as hotels or other sites external to given event, during the period of the event. Accordingly, anyone registered agrees to not directly or indirectly draw any other registered person away from any exhibition area for the purpose of presenting any of its products and/or services that are within the scope of the events. Should NATPE show management or security observe any instance of Unfair Competition and Parasitic Business Practices, the violator(s) will immediately be required to register for and purchase a registration. The purchase price of a Market Badge must be paid in full prior to receipt of the badge. Should NATPE show management officials observe a second offence of Unfair Competition and Parasitic Business Practices at the same Event, the violator will be asked to leave and escorted from the exhibition area and will be subsequently banned from attending NATPE events for 24 months.
If you have any questions or concerns about NATPE’s Event Policy, please contact:
C/O Event Policy
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036