Suitcasing Policy

ACT Canada appreciates the support of our exhibitors and sponsors, who help fund Cardware.  As such we are increasing measures to protect from suitcasing/outboarding at the show. ACT Canada has a zero tolerance policy regarding suitcasing. 

Suitcasing is a parasitic business practice where companies gain access to an event and solicit business in the aisles or other public spaces used for the conference. This practice skirts the support of the organizer and the industry. This does not pertain solely to soliciting the delegates, it also happens to exhibitors. When a sales representative from “ABC Manufacturing” (who is not exhibiting) shows up in your booth in an attempt to earn your business, they are suitcasing. 

Please note that while all meeting attendees are invited to the exhibit floor, any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles, public spaces, or in another company’s booth, will be asked to leave immediately. ACT Canada recognizes that suitcasing may also take place in a hotel guest room, hospitality suite, restaurant, or any other public place in proximity to our event. For the purposes of this policy, suitcasing violations may occur at venues other than the exhibition floor and at other events. It is for this reason ACT Canada must be informed of any hospitality suites, and expressed consent must be given prior to the event.

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