Table of Contents:

I. General Terms and Conditions of CURAZE GmbH for the use of the online network bgreen leaders

II. Terms and Conditions for the Purchase of Tickets for CIRCULAZE Night and CIRCULAZE Summit

III. Terms and Conditions for the Participation in the Start-up Village at the CIRCULAZE Summit 2024

I. General Terms and Conditions of CURAZE GmbH for the use of the online network bgreen leaders


1. Scope of Application

a. The following General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as “GTC”) of CURAZE GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “CURAZE”) shall govern the legal relationship between CURAZE and the users who access the bgreen leaders network (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “network”). Full use of the network is only possible after prior registration. Registration is subject to a fee.

b. Deviating or supplementary terms and conditions are not binding for us and will not be accepted by CURAZE.


2. Use, Registration

a. Only users who have full legal capacity or who are acting with the consent of their legal representatives and who are not consumers within the meaning of Section 13 of the German Civil Code (BGB) are entitled to use the network services.

b. The network can be used in full only after prior registration as a member. Registration is open to anyone who provides truthful, accurate, up to date and complete personal details (hereinafter referred to as “registration data”) in accordance with the requirements of the registration form. After registration, the member receives access details for a member portal in order to view invoice data and manage personal data. The access details will be sent after the registration process has been completed.

c. Registration is considered complete once the customer has completed the registration process on the website and initiated payment for membership in the network. Before payment is made, the member is obliged to read and accept the General Terms and Conditions (GTCs) of CURAZE for bgreen leaders network.

d. In the event of a change to the user’s personal data, in particular the e mail address, the user will update the registration data immediately. Should CURAZE become aware that the e mail address provided by the member is incorrect, CURAZE reserves the righ t to temporarily block, permanently deactivate or, depending on the severity of the violation, delete the user account.


3. Services for Registered Members

a. The aim of bgreen leaders is to give Circular Economy and its players more visibility. As a member of bgreen leaders, the user has the option of being integrated into CURAZE content formats. If these are subject to a fee, the user will receive a corresponding offer in advance.

b. bgreen leaders unites and structures specialist knowledge for its members through high-quality content and the exchange of experience. In the course of the network the member as a user receives access to content formats and invitations to various events.

c. As bgreen leader, the user receives access to the network. Within the framework of the network, CURAZE connects bgreen leaders with each other and with pioneers in sustainable business management, experts and innovators in the field of sustainability. Access to the network and networking takes place, for example, in the form of invitations to curated networking events.

d. Additional benefits: e.g. the opportunity to participate in exclusive events, offers and promotions, as well as price advantages on products that are not explicitly part of the network services. Members receive information about these additional offers by e-mail.

e. The services offered are subject to availability. CURAZE aims to keep the services available, but is not responsible for any delay, deletion, incorrect transmission, memory failure or failure of the Internet.


4. Membership Fee and Duration of Membership

a. A membership fee is payable for participation in the network. The fee depends on the user group and is incurred irrespective of the actual use of the network. The amount and conditions of fee-based offers are clearly displayed on the website before a fee-based contract is concluded. The annual membership fee is due for payment in full as part of the registration process (see section II. c.). In the event of contract renewal, the entire annual membership fee is due at the beginning of each year. The fees and prices stated are in euros plus the legally applicable VAT.

b. We reserve the right to terminate your membership if the relevant fees are not paid. Furthermore, you agree to the following:

c. We may store and charge your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired in order to avoid interrupting our services and to use it to pay for other services you may purchase.

d. When you purchase a membership, your payment method will automatically be used to cover the fees and taxes due for that period. Please terminate your membership before the renewal date to avoid future charges.

e. Membership is valid for the calendar year and will be renewed for a further calendar year unless it is terminated by the member with four (4) weeks’ notice to the end of the calendar year. Termination must be in text form.

f. The right to extraordinary termination for cause remains unaffected. A cause for extraordinary termination for CURAZE may exist in particular if the member violates applicable law or these GTC. Termination may be effected if appropriate and/or necessary, by disabling the user account.


5. Password and Security

a. The member can set a password as part of the registration process.

b. The member may not give the password and/or access to the platform to third parties for use and must keep his/her password secret from third parties. As soon as the member becomes aware that his/her password has become accessible to third parties and/or his/her user account has been misused, he/she is obliged to change his/her password and inform CURAZE immediately.


6. Responsibilities and Obligations of Users

a. The responsibility for information, data, texts, messages or other materials (“content”) that the user makes available to the platform, uploads, publishes, sends by e-mail, shares or otherwise forwards or disseminates lies exclusively with the user.

b. The user may not, in the course of using the services:

  • store, publish, transmit or otherwise disseminate content that infringes the rights of third parties, in particular patents, trademarks, copyrights or ancillary copyrights, trade secrets, personal rights or property rights, or violate official regulations or agreements with third parties or violate consumer, competition or advertising law or regulations for specific professions or professional groups;
  • store, publish, transmit or otherwise disseminate content that contains software viruses or other information, files or programs intended or capable of disrupting, destroying or impairing the functioning of computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • store, publish, transmit or otherwise disseminate content which the user is not authorized to pass on;
  • forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers, to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Services;
  • store, publish transmit or otherwise disseminate unsolicited advertising, promotional material, junk or mass e-mails (“spam”), chain letters, pyramid schemes or other commercial offers;
  • violate national or international laws;
  • collect, process, store or transmit information or personal data about other users without the express consent of the persons concerned;
  • store, publish or transmit personal data, such as name, address, date of birth, etc. of themselves or other natural persons in their content.

c. If CURAZE becomes aware of the content described in Section b, CURAZE shall be entitled to delete or temporarily block the content after appropriate examination. Depending on the severity of the offence, CURAZE is also entitled to block the corresponding user account and exclude the user from using the platform.

d. Insofar as CURAZE incur costs as a result of a warning from third parties due to a violation of Section b. by the user, the user must indemnify CURAZE appropriately.

e. CURAZE does not guarantee the accuracy, correctness, timeliness or completeness of the of the content.


7. Limitation of Liability and Warranty

a. CURAZE shall not be liable for the uninterrupted or error-free functioning of the of the platform.

b. CURAZE shall not be liable for the compatibility of the services with the user’s individual hardware and software equipment.

c. CURAZE does not warrant the storage of uploaded content and excludes liability for the loss or destruction of data or content.

d. Insofar as members are given the opportunity on the platform to redirect to databases, websites, services, etc. of third parties, e.g. by posting links or hyperlinks CURAZE is not liable for the accessibility, existence or security of these data bases or services, nor for their content. In particular, CURAZE is not liable for the legality, accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the content.

e. CURAZE shall be liable for damages without limitation – irrespective of the legal grounds and including liability for legal representatives or vicarious agents – in the event of intent and gross negligence. CURAZE shall also be liable without limitation for damages resulting from injury to life, body or health. Furthermore, CURAZE shall be liable for damages caused by slight negligence arising from the breach of a material contractual obligation (obligation, the fulfilment of which is indispensable for the proper performance of the contract and on whose fulfilment the contractual partner regularly relies on and may rely on); in this case, however, liability is limited to compensation for foreseeable, typically occurring damage. In all other respects CURAZE’s liability is excluded.

f. The limitations of liability resulting from the above shall not apply insofar as CURAZE has fraudulently concealed a defect or has assumed a guarantee for the quality of a product. The same applies to claims under the Product Liability Act.

g. Insofar as liability is excluded or limited, this also applies to the personal liability of employees, representatives and vicarious agents.


8. Data Protection

CURAZE is aware of the sensitivity of personal data and the protection of privacy. Personal data is collected, processed and used in accordance with the statutory regulations. The details can be found in our privacy policy. The bgreen leaders network is operated under data protection law within the framework of an agreement on the joint responsibility of CURAZE GmbH and Messe München GmbH in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR. The main contents of the agreement can be made available on request.


9. Copyrights; Industrial Property Rights

a. The user assures that he/she holds all necessary rights and licenses to the content that he/she uploads or distributes on the platform.

b. After becoming aware of an unlawful use and/or a legal infringement, CURAZE will, after appropriate examination, no longer make the corresponding content available for retrieval or delete it if necessary.

c. The user grants CURAZE the rights of use to the content uploaded to the platform that are rights of use and exploitation rights required for the provision of the platform. All other rights to the content remain with the user.


10. Amendment of the GTC

a. In principle, these GTC will not be amended. However, CURAZE reserves the right to amend these GTC in the future, except where the amendment is unreasonable for the user. CURAZE will notify the user of any changes to the GTC in a timely manner (e.g. on the homepage of the platform or by e-mail). If the user does not object to the validity of the new GTC within six (6) weeks of notification and uses the service again after this period has expired, the amended GTC shall be deemed to have been accepted by the user. CURAZE will inform the user of their right to object and the significance of the objection period.

b. CURAZE reserves the right to make changes to the GTC in the following cases:

  • if the change is only beneficial to the user;
  • if the change is purely technical or concerns a process on the platform, unless this has a significant impact on the user.
  • insofar as CURAZE is obliged to ensure that the GTC comply with applicable law, in particular if the applicable legal situation changes;
  • insofar as CURAZE thereby complies with a court judgment or a decision of the highest court or a decision of an authority; or
  • insofar as CURAZE introduces additional, entirely new services or service elements, unless the change is detrimental to the member.


11. Final Provisions

a. Should individual provisions of these GTC be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected. The relevant statutory provisions shall apply in place of the invalid provision. The same shall apply to incomplete provisions.

b. The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply excluding the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

c. Insofar as the member is a merchant, a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law, Munich shall be the place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising directly or indirectly from the contractual relationship.

d. The contract is concluded in German, even if these General Terms and Conditions may also be offered in other languages, in particular English. In the event of a controversial interpretation of the contract the German version of the GTC shall prevail.


II. Terms and Conditions for the Purchase of Tickets for CIRCULAZE Night and CIRCULAZE Summit


1. Scope of Application of the Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to all orders and dispatches of tickets for events organized by CURAZE GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “CURAZE”), which are made based on an online order via the internet. Deviations from these general terms and conditions are only effective if expressly confirmed in writing by CURAZE.

2. Conclusion of Contract

The contract is concluded by the customer’s order – offer – and its acceptance by CURAZE. The offer for concluding a contract is made by filling out and submitting the order process provided by CURAZE on the internet by the customer. The submission is made by clicking on the “Confirm Order” button. By placing the order, the customer acknowledges these general terms and conditions as binding for him. The contract is concluded when the customer has been sent an order confirmation by email.

3. Ticket Refunds / Cancellation and Relocation / Reschedule of Events / Information on Right of Withdrawal

Purchased tickets are excluded from refunds. This also applies to illness, non-attendance, or other reasons. Ticket refunds will only be made in case of cancellation or unreasonable relocation/rescheduling of the respective event. A relocation/rescheduling is considered unreasonable if the new location or date puts the participant in an unreasonable position regarding their legitimate interests. However, this does not apply if the event is canceled or relocated/rescheduled due to force majeure.

The organizer will announce a cancellation or relocation/rescheduling of the respective event immediately on its website. In case of cancellation or unreasonable relocation/rescheduling, the organizer will refund the ticket price. The announcement of exhibitors, speakers, and thematic focuses is non-binding and may be changed by the organizer at any time.

In accordance with § 312g paragraph 1, paragraph 2 No. 9 of the German Civil Code, attendees have no legal right to revocation, even if the attendee is not a company, but orders tickets as a consumer.

4. Validity of the Ticket, Resale and Other Transfer, Access Restriction

The ticket is personalized. The transfer of personalized tickets for non-commercial reasons, especially in individual cases due to illness or other hindrance, is permissible, provided it has been communicated to the organizer and approved in writing by the organizer. If the event takes place at least partially on the premises, the following regulations also apply:

  • CURAZE is entitled, for important reasons, especially in case of special danger situations, to refuse admission to the premises or individual premises or to demand and enforce immediate evacuation.
  • It is the customer’s responsibility to inform themselves in a timely and comprehensive manner about the relevant entry requirements into the Federal Republic of Germany, in particular about the possible necessity of a visa. CURAZE is not liable for damages and other disadvantages that may result for the customer from non-compliance with this provision.

5. Promocodes

Promocodes that can be used once expire when transferred and no longer entitle the holder to use them in the ticket ordering process. Tickets for the CIRCULAZE Night and/or Summit generated with such invalid promo codes do not entitle the holder to entry to the corresponding event. If promo codes are misused, the organizer is entitled to cancel and reverse the ticket purchase made using the promo code until the end of the event (unilateral right of withdrawal). Misuse occurs if a promo code is not used by the intended person or group of persons, or for the purpose specified by the organizer, or does not come to the attention of the user in the manner intended by the organizer (e.g., through sale or other transfer, publication, public or non-public sharing in social networks or via other channels by third parties, together the “misuse distribution”). If the organizer becomes aware of a misuse distribution of a specific promo code that can be used multiple times, the improper use of the corresponding promo code by each user shall be rebuttably presumed. Likewise, in the event of improper distribution or improper use, the organizer may prematurely discontinue or otherwise prohibit the use of the promo code in question.

6. Prices and Costs

The prices for tickets are visible on the CIRCULAZE Summit website. The prices stated at the time of ordering are binding.

7. Due Date, Payment and Retention of Title

The total price including all fees and statutory value-added tax is due for payment immediately upon conclusion of the contract. The customer pays the total amount stated in the order confirmation as an online payment via PayPal or by credit card, unless another method of payment is authorized by CURAZE in individual cases, e.g., direct debit. Payment is only considered to have been made at the time the corresponding amount is credited to CURAZE’s account. In case of late or incomplete payment, CURAZE is entitled to withdraw from the contract. The ordered goods remain the property of CURAZE until full payment has been received.

8. Warranty/Liability

Warranty is subject to statutory provisions unless otherwise specified below. CURAZE does not guarantee:

  • The permanent availability of the website and that it is accessible or free from content or technical errors for participants. Maintenance, security, or capacity concerns as well as events beyond CURAZE’s control (such as disruptions to public communication networks, power outages, etc.) may lead to temporary disruptions or the temporary suspension of services.
  • The accuracy of third-party offers, especially those of CURAZE’s cooperation partners advertised on this online platform or in connection with the purchase and use of tickets for CURAZE events.
  • The accuracy and completeness of all links and references made to external content as part of the use of the online platform. In particular, CURAZE does not guarantee if emails or data entries do not meet the technical requirements set out in these terms and conditions or for the website and are therefore not accepted and/or not received by the system.

CURAZE is liable for damages – irrespective of the legal grounds – in cases of intent and gross negligence. In cases of ordinary negligence, CURAZE is liable only:

  • For damages resulting from injury to life, body, and/or health.
  • For damages resulting from the breach of material contractual obligations; in this case, CURAZE’s liability is limited to compensation for foreseeable, typically occurring damages.

Material contractual obligations are obligations whose fulfillment is essential for the proper execution of the contract and on whose compliance the contracting party regularly relies. These do not include:

  • The constant technical availability of the homepage and the services offered on the homepage.
  • The verification of information provided by participants and/or third parties, including cooperation partners, that is caused or disseminated and related to the ordering of tickets for CURAZE events on the internet.
  • The timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of the information provided on the homepage.

To the extent CURAZE’s liability is limited, this also applies to the liability of all persons whose conduct can be attributed to CURAZE. CURAZE assumes no responsibility for the technical availability of the services offered. Warranty or damages claims of any kind in the event of technical failures or other operational disruptions are excluded. In particular, maintenance, security, or capacity concerns as well as events beyond CURAZE’s control (such as disruptions to public communication networks, power outages, etc.) may lead to temporary disruptions or the temporary suspension of services. CURAZE does not guarantee that the websites are available at all times and can be accessed by participants or are free from content or technical errors. CURAZE is not liable for incorrect information caused or disseminated by participants and/or third parties, including cooperation partners, in connection with the ordering of tickets for CURAZE events on the internet. In particular, CURAZE does not guarantee if emails or data entries do not meet the technical requirements set out in these terms and conditions or for the website and are therefore not accepted and/or not received by the system. CURAZE is not liable for offers from third parties, especially those of CURAZE’s cooperation partners advertised on this online platform or in connection with the purchase and use of tickets for CURAZE events. CURAZE assumes no guarantee that all links and references made to external content as part of the use of the online platform are correct or complete.

9. Data Privacy Policy

The organizer processes and uses personal data of participants solely for the purpose of processing ticket orders and events. Only if and to the extent that participants have consented, may the data provided by participants be used by the organizer for advertising purposes or transmitted to third parties (e.g., exhibitors). Participants may revoke their consent at any time (e.g., by email to:

10. Final Provisions

Should parts of these General Terms and Conditions be or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the contract or the remaining terms and conditions. Invalid provisions shall be replaced by those that come closest to the intended purpose of the parties. German law shall exclusively apply. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is excluded. If both parties are merchants, the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising directly or indirectly from the contractual relationship is Erlangen. For cross-border contracts, Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany, is agreed upon as the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from the contractual relationship (Article 4 of the Regulation on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters of 12 December 2012, EuGVVO). CURAZE is entitled to bring an action in any other court that is competent under the EuGVVO of 12 December 2012 in its current version.


III. Terms and Conditions for the Participation in the Start-up Village at the CIRCULAZE Summit 2024

1) Registration can be carried out electronically. 

  1. Electronic registration process By completely filling in the registration form and clicking on the button “Senden” you declare your intention to participate in the event (Registration). By dispatching the registration, you acknowledge the General and the Special Sections of the Conditions of Participation as binding.
  2. You can download the Conditions of Participation from the registration form. 
  3. The registration is binding on you as of its delivery to CURAZE. It cannot be subject to provisos or reservations.

2) Acceptance

  1. The organizer decides on your participation based on the stipulations valid for all participants in the event (acceptance/stand area confirmation). Everyone who registers via the website will be allocated a spot. Once all spots are taken, the registration process will be closed. If you have previously failed to fulfil your financial obligations to the organizer or have not fulfilled them punctually, your company can be excluded from acceptance.
  2. The contract comes into force upon the completion of the registration process on the website, including the successful payment.
  3. Validity of the acceptance: The acceptance/stand area confirmation only applies to the respective event, the company registered and named in the acceptance and the products and services registered. Products and services that do not correspond to the Index of Goods may not be exhibited or offered. The assignment of a stand area is carried out by the organizer in accordance with the exhibition topic area within the event to which the products you have registered belong. The organizer is entitled to revoke the acceptance if it was granted on the basis of incorrect statements or if the participant subsequently fails to meet the conditions for acceptance. 
  4. Change after acceptance: The organizer is entitled to relocate or close entrances and exits, and to make structural changes to the event halls for good cause (e.g. fire, fire protection, other hazard prevention) and taking into account your legitimate interests after acceptance without you deriving any rights from such changes. In individual cases with good cause and taking into account your legitimate interests, the organizer is furthermore entitled to subsequently assign a different stand area to the one already allocated in the acceptance and to change the size and dimensions of the stand area. If the size of the stand area is reduced, the difference in the participation fee will be refunded to you. In the event that the date or location of the event has to be changed due to good cause and this change can reasonably be demanded of you then the corresponding changes must be accepted; the acceptance/stand area confirmation is replaced by the organizer’s corresponding notification of the changes. You will immediately be notified should the stand area not be available for reasons beyond the organizer’s control. In this case, you have the right to receive a refund of the participation fee. In such cases, there is no entitlement to claim damages that go beyond this refund. 
  5. Rights of withdrawal The organizer may withdraw from the contract if there is good cause. Such good cause is particularly the case if an application has been submitted to initiate insolvency proceedings or if such an application has been rejected due to a lack of assets. You must notify the organizer immediately if this is the case. It is no longer possible for the exhibitor to withdraw a registration after the invoice/stand area confirmation has been received. As an exhibitor, you bear the sole risk for the following complications: products that are planned for the presentation cannot be imported as a result of the legal regulations valid at the event location or for other reasons; products arrive at the event location late, damaged or not at all (e.g. because they have become lost or are affected by transport or customs delays); you, your staff, your stand personnel or the personnel charged with the construction of your stand are delayed or prevented from arriving at the event location, e.g. due to the refusal of a visa. You remain obligated to pay any and all costs that have been agreed upon.

3) Construction, design and operation of the stands

  1. As an exhibitor, you are responsible for ensuring that your event participation, and especially the construction and design of your stand, comply with all the legal standards valid in the Federal Republic of Germany as well as the regulations of these conditions and the Special Section of the Conditions of Participation including any hygiene regulations. This also applies to the persons working on behalf of the exhibitor, who must be supervised to ensure that they adhere to the stipulations. 
  2. Additional regulations, especially those of an event-related nature, can be found in the Special Section of the Conditions of Participation. 
  3. The registered and authorized products must be on display at the stands for the entire duration of the event. Stand personnel must also be in attendance throughout this entire time. Clearing the stand before the official end of the event represents a serious breach of these Conditions of Participation and entitles the organizer to pursue claims for damages and to exclude your company from future participation in events of CURAZE. 
  4. Products and services may only be presented within the stand area and during the pitch listed in the acceptance/stand area confirmation. You may not distribute products, flyers and other advertising materials in other areas of the event location without first receiving the organizer’s written permission. 
  5. The legal stipulations of the Federal Republic of Germany need to be complied with during the presentation and sale of products and services. Products that are not intended to be offered or are not approved for sale worldwide must bear a corresponding note or a country-specific label.
  6. The organizer can require that you remove products that do not correspond to the Index of Goods, the presentation of which would not comply with legal stipulations of the Federal Republic of Germany or that may cause a significant interference with the operation of the event or give rise to a hazard to the safety of exhibitors and visitors due to smells, noises or any other emissions or due to their appearance.

4) Participation fee and other costs/Terms of payment 

  1. The participation fee for the Basic Package covers the rental of the stand area for the entire duration of the event and the construction and dismantling periods; a specific number of exhibitor passes; the use of technical and service facilities at the event location; general hall security; cleaning of the generally accessible hall areas; general hall lighting; and advice on organization, advertising and public relations work for your participation. The Gold Package covers the same content as mentioned before in the Basic Package as well as a Ticket for the Award Night and a pitch slot on the stage. 
  2. All prices are net fixed prices plus any value added tax and comparable taxes of the event location that may be payable. 
  3. All liabilities must be settled on time in order for you to occupy the reserved stand area. 
  4. Should settlement of the invoice not be effected by the deadline or not be effected in full, the organizer is, in addition, entitled to terminate the contract with you and to otherwise dispose of the stand area.
  5. A right of lien in the organizer’s favour arising from the organizer’s claim in regard to the provision of the stand area attaches to the objects brought to the exhibition centre by you. 
  6. The exhibitor agrees to an electronic invoicing process. The dispatch of the invoice is carried out electronically via e-mail to the e-mail address supplied by the start-up. The exhibitor must immediately notify the organizer of any changes to its e-mail address. 
  7. Any services that have been provided by the organizer will be invoiced in euros. You are obligated to pay the amount shown on the invoice in the currency shown on the invoice (“billing currency”). If the organizer should be prepared, as a courtesy, to accept settlement of the invoice in a currency other than the billing currency in individual cases, without being under any obligation to do so, the exchange rate of such payment must be based on the official buying rate of the billing currency on the date the payment is received. Any exchange rate losses in relation to the billing currency after the invoice becomes due for payment are, therefore, at your expense. 
  8. In the event of the organizer not being able to fulfil the contract in whole or in part, you have a claim to a proportional reimbursement of any payments you have made. Further claims are in accordance with the regulations in Items 6) and 7) of these Conditions of Participation. This does not affect the regulation under Item 10) of these Conditions of Participation. 
  9. You can only exercise a right of withholding or set-off against the receivables arising from the contractual relations insofar as your claims are undisputed or have been determined res judicata. Claims on the grounds of unjust enrichment (Section 812 of the German Civil Code) remain unaffected. 
  10. In the event that an invoice is sent to a third party at the request of the exhibitor, this does not constitute any waiver of the right to claim the account receivable from the exhibitor. You remain obligated to pay until such time as the account receivable has been settled in full.

5) Domiciliary rights 

  1. The organizer exercises domiciliary rights throughout the event location. 
  2. The organizer is entitled to have exhibits removed from a stand if their display violates applicable laws, or is morally offensive or not in keeping with the event programme. Advertising of an political or ideological nature is prohibited. In the event of serious offences against the Conditions of Participation, or the legal stipulations, the organizer is entitled to close your stand or have it vacated. 
  3. The house and ground regulations for the event location apply in their currently valid version. 

6) Liability of defects

The limitation period for liability for defects in deliveries of newly manufactured articles is 1 year. Liability for defects in used articles is excluded. A claim does not arise when the damage is as a result of normal wear and tear, force majeure, incorrect or negligent operation, excessive use, or the failure to observe legal requirements or instructions for operation. 

7) Liability/indemnity 

  1. The organizer is liable without limit for claims, irrespective of their legal grounds, of intent or gross negligence. The organizer is only liable for simple negligence insofar as essential contractual obligations have been breached, and any such liability is limited to foreseeable damage typical of the contract. Essential contractual obligations shall pertain only to those contractual obligations which are indispensable for the performance of the contract and on the fulfilment of which the exhibitor may rely. Otherwise the organizer’s liability for damages is excluded. The aforementioned limitations and/or exclusions of liability do not apply to a legally mandatory specified strict liability (e.g. arising from the Product Liability Act) or the liability from the acceptance of a guarantee or in the case of loss of life, bodily injury or impaired health. Insofar as the liability is limited or excluded by the aforementioned regulations, this also applies to the liability of the bodies, employees, legal representatives and vicarious agents and officers of the organizer (also with regard to their respective personal liabilities). 
  2. A strict guarantee liability on the grounds of initial defects of the area provided is excluded. 
  3. A reduction of the fee due to material defects shall only be considered if the organizer has been notified in writing during the term of the contract of the intention to reduce the fee. Claims to reduction and/ or rights of retention of the exhibitor can only be asserted insofar as they are based on legally determined or uncontested claims. Exhibitor’s claims for repayment according to Section 812 of the German Civil Code remain unaffected. 
  4. If and to the extent that the organizer provides water, district heating, gas and electricity from the supply networks of utility companies, the exhibitor shall not assert any further claims for damages in the case of liability on the part of the organizer in the event of service disruptions than those to which the organizer is entitled under the relevant provisions vis-à-vis the respective utility company. The exhibitor shall immediately notify the organizer and directly notify the utility company supplying the service of any damage in writing. 
  5. If the organizer is compelled to temporarily vacate or permanently close the exhibition area or parts thereof, to reschedule the event, shorten or extend it due to force majeure, or for other reasons beyond its control, then the exhibitor is not entitled to any rights, in particular, to claims for damages against the organizer. 
  6. Liability continues to be subject to the legal burden of proof rules, which are unaffected by this clause. 
  7. The organizer does not assume any obligation to exercise proper care of exhibits, stand fittings and objects which are the property of the stand personnel. Therefore the organizer does not assume any liability for the loss of objects, equipment, structures and other valuables brought in by exhibitors and third parties, unless CURAZE has assumed custody for a fee. Every visitor and exhibitor in the event location must be in possession of a valid admission ticket or exhibitor pass and show it to the aforementioned security personnel upon request. The exhibitor will notify those service providers it has commissioned that they will require an admission ticket (e. g. a constructor’s ticket). The surveillance and security of individual stands or parts of stands is not included in this general oversight. 
  8. The organizer does not conclude specific insurance for the stand and the items located at the stand. The organizer recommends that the exhibitor insure its participation risk against the normal insurable risks such as fire, burglary, simple theft, damage, water damage etc. including the risks of transport to and from the event itself and at its own expense and that it ensure adequate insurance cover for the construction, event, and dismantling periods including the periods of transport to and from the event. All cases of theft and damage must be immediately reported to the police, the organizer and the insurance company and thereafter notified in writing. Stand security personnel may only be hired from the security companies commissioned by the organizer. 
  9. The exhibitors are also responsible for compliance with all laws, guidelines and other regulations applicable in the Federal Republic of Germany if the content of the organizer’s Conditions of Participation deviate from such regulations. They are obligated to inform themselves in good time and comprehensively about the relevant regulations at the event location and to obtain the necessary knowledge. The organizer is not obligated to provide any notification or information in this regard. 
  10. As an exhibitor, you are liable to the organizer and third parties for any damage that you, your personnel, your employees or third parties commissioned by you or other third parties that you use to fulfil your obligations culpably inflict on the organizer or third parties. You shall indemnify the organizer in this respect from all claims of third parties. The information contained in the organizer’s circulars on questions concerning the preparation and implementation of the event must be strictly observed. 
  11. The exhibitor shall irrevocably indemnify the organizer from all claims by third parties insofar as these are based on the exhibitor’s presentation, the design of the exhibitor’s stand, the products presented at the exhibitor’s stand, or the intellectual content of these products violating the rights of third parties (in particular, but without being limited to, copyrights, the rights to names and images, trademark rights, competition rights and personal rights) or other statutory provisions. This indemnity obligation encompasses all of the associated costs and expenses (in particular, but without being limited to, warning and legal costs as well as court fees). 

8) Assertion of claims/period of limitation 

  1. Claims against the organizer that are discernible to the exhibitor — of whatever type — must be submitted to the organizer in writing immediately, normally during the course of the event. The date on which the organizer receives the claim will be the sole criterion for determining if it has been received by the deadline. Claims which are received at a later date cannot be considered. This also applies to claims that would have been discernible with due diligence. 
  2. Claims against the organizer arising from the contractual relationship as well as all other claims relating thereto, shall become statute-barred after 6 months. The limitation period shall commence at the end of the month, in which the closing date of the event falls. This does not apply to damage claims resulting from 

(i) loss of life, bodily injury or impaired health, 

(ii) Germany’s Product Liability Act, 

(iii) essential contractual obligations and 

(iv) damages caused by the organizer’s grossly negligent or intentional actions. The statutory periods of limitation apply in such cases. 

9) Place of performance/place of jurisdiction/valid law

  1. The place of performance is the seat of the organizer. The place of jurisdiction is Erlangen, provided you are a merchant, a legal person governed by public law, or a special asset regulated by public law. This also applies to processes relating to documents, notes, and cheques. The organizer may also at its discretion assert claims at the court of the city in which you have your registered seat or your branch office. 
  2. All legal relationships between you and the organizer are subject to Federal German Law and the German text is authoritative. 

10) Reservations/force majeure, cancellation of the event 

  1. The organizer shall have the right to reschedule, shorten, extend or cancel the event, as well as to terminate the event temporarily or definitely, in part or in whole, insofar as such an action is required due to compelling reasons for which it is not responsible or unforeseen events such as force majeure, natural disasters, wars, strikes, terrorist attacks or the large-scale breakdown or obstruction of traffic, supply and/ or communication links, epidemics or pandemics. The organizer shall immediately notify the exhibitor of such circumstances, provided it is not also prevented from doing so by force majeure. In such cases, the exhibitor has no claim to recompense for the resulting damages. 
  2. In case the event is cancelled as a result of one of the cases mentioned in Item 10) a., the exhibitor is obligated to cover the costs of the services already provided to the exhibitor if the organizer requests it to do so. 
  3. Cases of force majeure that prevent the organizer or its service partners from fulfilling some or all of their obligations release the organizer from its obligations until the force majeure ceases. The organizer shall immediately notify the exhibitor of such circumstances, provided the organizer is not prevented from doing so by force majeure as well. Strikes, lockouts, regulatory intervention and the impossibility of providing auxiliary materials such as electricity in sufficient amount are considered to be the equivalent of force majeure, unless they are of short duration or caused by the organizer. 

11) Final provisions 

  1. Only those stipulations in Item 1) a. apply to the contractual relationship. Divergent or supplementary terms from the exhibitor do not become part of the contract even if the organizer does not specifically object to them. This applies especially to diverging conditions of payment. 
  2. Should some of the provisions be invalid or incomplete, the validity of the remaining provisions and the contract shall not be affected. In this case, the parties to the contract undertake to replace the invalid provision or to fill the gap with a provision that comes closest to fulfilling the economic purpose being pursued by the parties to this contract. c. Any amendments to the contract must be in text form. The same shall also apply to any amendment or cancellation of the text-form clause itself. 

Status: June 2024


Special Section of the Conditions of Participation

  1. Organiser, event, venue and dates, visitor admission 

The CIRCULAZE Summit is organized by CURAZE GmbH, Am Pestalozziring 2, 91058 Erlangen, Germany. 

The event will take place on Wednesday, 06. November 2024 at the House of Communication (Friedenstraße 24, 81671 Munich, Germany). 

Opening hours: For exhibitors: 

Wed., Nov 06th, 2024 from 7:00 – 18:00 

For visitors: Wed., Nov 06, 2023 from 8:30 – 19:00 

  1. Eligibility to participate
  1. Only producers that exhibit products that correspond to the focus of the event (see the Products List) are permitted to participate. You may only participate as an exhibitor if the exhibited products are manufactured or developed by your company itself or developed or produced on its behalf and exclusively marketed or, in the case of services, exclusively provided by your company. You can exhibit for the companies you represent as a sales representative, sales company, association or importer insofar as the goods exhibited are not offered by any other company at the event location and you possess the necessary rights to present the exhibits. CURAZE may also require that proof of the nature of the manufacturer’s business or of the activities as the manufacturers’ sales company or importer be submitted in an appropriate form on demand. Decisions on company acceptance, eligible products and the location of exhibitor stands will be made by CURAZE. In the event of a rejection, you will receive a separate notification. All exhibited products and services must correspond to the focus of the event.
  2. The CIRCULAZE Summit is a trade fair. The Summit is only open to trade visitors. CURAZE has the right to charge a fee for admission to the CIRCULAZE Summit.


  1. Participation fee and other costs
  1. Participation Fee: The participation fee comprises of stand space rental price and possible costs for a modular concept stand. The stand space rental price includes the rent for the exhibition space for the entire duration of the event including the stipulated assembly and dismantling times, consultation and supervision by the organizers in the run-up to and during the event, the use of technical equipment and service facilities in the exhibition halls as well as advice on all organization issues, advertising and PR work regarding the event participation.
  2. Other costs
    1. VAT All prices given are net prices. The legal VAT will be charged separately where applicable. 
    2. VAT Registration Number As a rule, CURAZE provides exhibitors (proprietors) with a uniform service – a so-called event service – in accordance with Art. 3a.4., Par. (2) of the German ordinance on the application of the VAT (UStAE). The place of performance for such services is the recipient’s head-quarters. CURAZE will therefore invoice foreign exhibitors (proprietors) according to the reverse charge accounting mechanism without charging any German VAT. Exhibitors from the European Union need to enter their valid VAT identification number in the registration form in order to be considered entrepreneurs. Exhibitors must immediately notify CUARZE of any changes to their VAT identification numbers.
    3. Reimbursement of VAT If, in exceptional cases, services are not provided as uniform offerings in the sense described above and statutory VAT is charged, foreign exhibitors (proprietors) may receive a refund of the invoiced VAT provided they fulfil the legal requirements. Further details are available on the Internet at: www.bzst.
  3. Costs in the Event of Non-Participation Such a withdrawal from the contract after receipt of the acceptance/stand area confirmation is not permitted.


  1. Permit (stand space confirmation): The exhibitor will receive the permit with the stand confirmation in form of an email.


  1. Exhibitor-, work and service passes
  1. Exhibitor Passes: Each exhibitor receives the following passes free of charge. These passes are valid for the period from the first day on which construction work begins to the final day of dismantling: 

– 3 passes/tickets for the expo-unit at the start-up village. The codes for the passes are provided to the customer in digital form.

– 1 pass/ticket for the CIRCULAZE Night on the 5th of November in case of Gold Package purchase.

  1. Transfer of passes forbidden: Transferring a pass to a third party — whether sold or given free of charge — is not permitted and represents a severe violation of the Conditions of Participation, as stipulated by Item 5) of the General Section of the Conditions of Participation.


  1. Rules on selling: In view of the trade nature of the event, direct sales of exhibits or samples from the trade fair stands are not permitted. Furthermore, exhibits may not carry a price tag. This regulation does not apply to printed matter such as trade publications and specialist journals. CUARZE has the right to carry out checks and, in the event of violations of these conditions, to take suitable measures. CURAZE also has the right to immediately close the stands of any exhibitors who commit such violations. Claims on the part of the exhibitors for damages or refunds are excluded in the event of such measures.


  1. Commercial property rights CURAZE does not want any exhibitors who in the process of producing, disseminating, selling, owning or advertising their products violate laws regarding the protection of intellectual property or commercial property rights in the broadest sense. If a final court decision has determined res judicata that an exhibitor in connection with one of CUARZE’s events has violated laws of the kind mentioned in paragraph 1, CURAZE is entitled to bar that exhibitor from the next event of this kind after the res judicata court decision if there is sufficient suspicion that the exhibitor will again and repeatedly violate laws for the protection of intellectual property or commercial property rights.


  1. Advertising opportunities/non-permissible advertising
  1. In order to ensure that the overall character of the event is safeguarded and the exhibitors and visitors are protected from irritating or illegal activities, the following advertising measures in particular are forbidden:
    1. Advertising activities outside the rented stand area without the prior written permission of CURAZE;
    2. Advertising of an ideological or political nature. The exhibitor bears responsibility for the legality of competitions, raffles etc.
  2. In the event of severe violations of the Conditions of Participation, CURAZE may immediately close your stand and clear it without resorting to legal assistance. Claims of all kinds — especially claims for damages — are excluded in these cases.
  1. WiFi operation By booking a stand through the CIRCULAZE Event Website a preconfigured WiFi is included. 


  1. Violations of the conditions of participation: In the event of severe violations of the Conditions of Participation, CURAZE is entitled to impose a penalty for breach of contract of up to €5,000.00 depending on the severity of the violation and/or to exclude the exhibitor from subsequent events. Claims of all kinds – especially claims for damages – are excluded in this case.


  1. Requirement for a written document: All explanations must be specified in writing.


  1. Severability clause: Should individual or several provisions of these conditions be or become invalid in whole or in part, the validity of the remaining provisions and of the contract as a whole shall not be affected. The parties will conduct negotiations in good faith to replace the invalid provisions with valid provisions that come as close as possible to fulfilling the business purpose of the invalid provisions. Should the invalidity of a provision have arisen from a specific figure given therein with regard to performance or time (deadline or date), the nearest legally permissible figure shall replace the invalid one in the provision.


  1. General section of the conditions of Participation: The stipulations of the General Section of the Conditions of Participation are not affected. 


Status: June 2024