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World Tobacco Turkey 2013 CANCELLED

On 2nd May we received notice from the Lutfi Kirdar Convention Centre that they no longer wished to host a tobacco exhibition, were terminating our contract and cancelling the event. They have expressed concerns for the possibility of a government penalty should they continue.

We were astounded by this arbitrary and completely unjustified decision. No advance notice whatsoever had been given in spite of our staff being in daily contact with the convention centre. The event has been scheduled for 2 years.

We have endeavoured to persuade the exhibition centre to honour their contractual and ethical commitments. However, to date they insist they will not host a tobacco related show. In spite of having signed a contract to do so.

We have been unable to find another centre in Istanbul able to meet our needs at such short notice and reluctantly have to cancel the 2013 World Tobacco Turkey event.

We very much regret the short notice, which is entirely outside of our control and the inconvenience which the centre’s action has dealt to our valued clients.

Please do not travel to World Tobacco Turkey.  If you are an exhibitor you will be contacted separately to discuss the options available.

The next World Tobacco Event is in Hamburg, Germany in November 2013.

Ian Faux
Vice President
World Tobacco Turkey 2013
Quartz Business Media