1. scope
With the registration for participation in a trade fair organized by the Südwestdeutsche Warenbörse e.V. (hereinafter referred to as the “Exchange”), the participant (hereinafter referred to as the contracting party) accepts the validity of these General Terms and Conditions of Business in a binding manner. General Terms and Conditions of Business that deviate, contradict or supplement these shall not apply unless the Exchange expressly agrees to these conditions in writing.

2. Conclusion of contract
Registration for participation in an event organised by the Exchange must be made at least in text form (by e-mail, fax or post). Registration by the contracting party constitutes an offer. Acceptance shall also be effected – subject to availability – at least in text form by means of a confirmation message from the Exchange. If the number of participants is limited, registrations shall be considered in the order in which they are received.

3rd payment; due date
The participation fee is due immediately upon registration by the contractual partner (advance payment) and is payable within 7 days of registration. With the expiration of the payment period, the contract partner is in default. During the period of default, the participation fee shall be subject to interest at the statutory default interest rate applicable at the time. The Exchange reserves the right to assert a further default interest rate.
All prices are exclusive of the statutory value added tax.

4. rebookings
If the contractual partner or the person registered by it for participation in the event is unable to attend the booked event, the contractual partner may appoint another person to attend the event instead, subject to a rebooking fee. The Exchange must be notified of the rebooking at least in text form (by e-mail, fax or post).
The following processing fees are charged by the Exchange for a rebooking (“change of participant”): 10% of the gross price
In the week before the start of the event (7 days in advance) a rebooking – even for a fee – is no longer possible.
Cancellation by the participant is only possible free of charge up to six weeks before the event. After this period, the participation fees must be paid in full.
The fees charged for participation in the event are due for payment in full – even if the contractual partner or the participant nominated by him/her does not appear. The fees will not be credited to subsequent events.

5th cancellation of events
The Exchange reserves the right to cancel the event for important reasons and/or reasons for which it is not responsible (in particular due to force majeure). In this case, participation fees already paid shall be refunded in full.

6. Liability
Liability on the part of the Exchange is excluded; with the exception of claims for damages which relate to deliberate or grossly negligent injury to life, limb and health. In such a case, however, liability shall be limited to compensation for the foreseeable, typically occurring damage.

7. subject to alteration
The Exchange shall be entitled to make changes to the event and, in particular, to its schedule, provided that these changes do not significantly affect the benefit of the event for the participants.

8 Place of jurisdiction; applicable law
The exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from the contractual relationship is Stuttgart, unless a consumer is involved. The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply.
However, the stock exchange shall be entitled to bring an action at the general place of jurisdiction of the contracting party.

9th Severability Clause
Should individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions be invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected. The invalid provision shall be replaced by a provision which most closely corresponds to the economic sense and purpose of the invalid provision.