Trade Fairs & Law

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​​Trade fairs reflect the market. They create market transparency and effective competition. In order to give consideration to this high economic relevance of trade fairs, the legislator has created a number of exceptions specifically for trade fairs in various legal areas. These trade fair privileges serve to allow for the special characteristics of trade fairs. 


Exhibitor Contract
Since a consistent trade fair presentation and compliance with all relevant safety regulations by each individual exhibitor are crucial for the success of a trade fair, the exhibitor contract regulates the common rules for all participants in detail. (...)


Data Protection
No other marketing instrument besides trade fairs places such a high emphasis on personal interaction. Thus the exchange of personal data is a decisive aspect contributing to the success of a fair. Therefore, German trade fair organisers take the protection of personal data very seriously. (...)


Purchases on Trade Fairs
In general, when consumers buy goods on exhibitions in Europe they have no right of withdrawal. AUMA successfully made the case that exhibition stands should be considered to be a place of business, where a general right of withdrawal does not exist. (...)

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