Be aware of registration scams


There are very sophisticated criminals who create a fake website for ARVO and other large meetings every year. Prior to the pandemic, they were primarily focused on selling hotel rooms that either do not exist or that have been marked up in price. They are now adding registration sales to their scams.

No ARVO-authorized organization will contact you about ARVO Annual Meeting registration. Unless you have initiated the communication, please do not provide anyone with your personal information, especially your credit card number. If you provide your credit card information to one of these companies, your card may be charged and there is no guarantee you will be registered for the Meeting. The only legitimate website for the ARVO Annual Meeting is  

Attendee list scam

If you are contacted by a company claiming to have access to an ARVO attendee list, do not respond to their message, even to 'unsubscribe' to additional messages, as this just informs the sender that your email address is active, and will usually result in additional unwanted email. 

ARVO does not rent or sell your email address to any third parties.

There is no such thing as a "pre-attendee list" which has been promoted recently.

Do not click on any links that look suspicious.

Reporting fraud

If contacted by someone asking if you need to register for the meeting or representing themselves as ARVO, please:

  1. Get as much information as you can, such as the name of the company, the name of the person calling, company address, email address and their telephone number. The more information you are able to collect, the better for us to stop them from contacting others. If possible, please request information such as hotel availability and rates or have them send this information to you via email.
  2. Contact, with all the details you are able to provide.


Companies known to engage in this fraud

ARVO is not affiliated with the following companies (Contract with them at your own risk):

  • MedConn Meetings and Conferences
    Kemp House, 160 City Road
    London EC1V 2NX
    United Kingdom

  • BHP Rooms Acquisitions, Inc.
    7985 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 109-315, Los Angeles, Calif.; or
    863 Westbourne Dr., West Hollywood, Calif. 90069
    +1.310.360.9835, +1.310.358.0461, or +1.310.849.3848
    Fax: +1.310.360.9876
    Email:, website:

  • Jeff Convention Hotel Management

  • Max with National Travel Associates

  • HotelRoomBrokers GmbH
    Neue Kräme 27
    D- 60311 Frankfurt am Main
    Fon: +49.69.91501 -510
    Fax: +49.69.91501 -512
    Email:, website:

  • SB Tours, Meetings and Events LLC

    Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Ave
    25th and 26th floor, New York, NY 10174
    T. +1-6468253044
    Fax. +1-9173688005

  • The Exhibitor Housing Company
    T. +1.800.600.4513

  • Amy Henderson with HLS Global
    T. +844.592.1859

  • Jennifer with NTA
    T.+877.595.7666 ext. 606

  • Cecile Latapie with Direct Clic
    2558 Waterview Court, Sarasota, FL 34231
    Phone: +1.3102510808

  • Perfect Privacy, LLC or FHT
    12808 Gran Bay Parkway W., Jacksonville, FL 32258
    Phone: +1.5707088780

  • Stefan Ionescu with PR Medical Events
    Colonel Langa 17, Iasi Iasi 700065 RO
    Phone: +40.742158484

  • James Tyler and Joy Tiff, Conference Consultants with Euromed Congress
    Wenlock Road, London, England NI7GU
    Phone: +44 2080999156

  • Email:
    Grimaldi Forum Monaco
    10 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco.

    50 Hume Avenue
    #03 ¬05 Summerhill
    For Asia: +65-31638064
    For USA / EUROPE: +1-6313970610

  • Nelly Hart with Progress Expo Services
    Falkonervænget 27,
    1952 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
    Denmark: +4578775055
    500 North Rainbow Blvd, Suite 300
    Las Vegas, NV 89107
    US: +1 702 472 9218

  • Eurolink Medical Congress
    16th floor, Portland House
    Bressenden Place, London
    SW1E 5RS, UK
    Tel: +44 (0) 207 869 8055

  • CongressBookers Ltd
    14 Hillside Gardens
    Highgate, London
    N65ST, UK
    Phone: +44 20 7193 7345

  • John Tyler Congress Housing

ARVO is not affiliated with any of the following, who approached ARVO attendees and exhibitors in the past:

  • Oak Tree Interactive
  • Douglas Moore, Dana Brown or Phillip Gould
  • Peter Vassel
  • Anthony Spivey, John Harris or anyone else with Event Connections
  • CBS International
  • Jack Smith, Mandy or anyone else with Global Housing Services Inc.
  • Kate Johnson with Trade Show Housing
  • Alex or anyone else with Exhibitors Housing Services
  • Kevin Crowell or anyone else with Diamond Housing Associates