Tradeshows: New Rules

8 years, 5 months ago - January 22, 2014
Since 1 January 2014, new regulations governing the organization of exhibitions, trade fairs and book markets are in effect. The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Consumer Protection prohibits the holding of these events during the months of March, May, July, September, November and December.

New tariffs payable department also came into force this year. Also note that the shows, trade fairs and book markets can only take place over 200 meters of schools, hospitals and places of worship. Organizers who have had trouble with the Consumer Affairs Unit can not hold events for three years.

"We have noticed a proliferation of fairs. There was a need to balance between these events and the traditional trade. [...] There has been misused by some salons where there are all kinds of products as the concept we want to respect a specific theme. There is an abuse of some traders who participate in many fairs, registered in various companies, "said Minister of Industry, Trade and Consumer Protection, Cader Sayed-Hossen. It therefore implies that traditional businesses are facing strong competition from trade fairs.

A particular regulation is interpreted differently by the Minister and operators. It reads: " No authorisation shall be given to a person for the holding of an event more than twice a year." Operators therefore understand that they do not have the right to hold more than two events per year that the greatly concerned. However, Cader Sayed-Hossen said that it is the exhibitors who can not participate in more than two fairs or exhibitions per year.

"We regret the fact that there has been no consultation with the operators as we are open to discussions so that all stakeholders are winners. [...] The market fairs and events grows and can become a mainstay of the economy. These regulations discourage it. The future organizers, contractors and exhibitors is compromised, "says Didier de Senneville, Director of Publi Promo.

"There is a risk of impoverishment lounges and quality. These regulations are an obstacle to the dynamic trade show organizers. These events are opportunities for consumers to become aware of small businesses that have limited visibility. Salons require large investments. Note that throughout the world, the exhibition calendar is full, "Judge, for his part, Bruno La Charmante, Communications and 

 

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