General ban on smoking in the expo halls
Mandatory use of smoking zones
Dear exhibitor at the Aquatherm Vienna,
We would like to welcome you to our facilities and we hope everything is going well and according to your expectations.
This letter is to remind you and your staff at the expo stand in no uncertain terms, for your own benefit and that of others, of the legal restrictions set down in the official ban on smoking in public places. According to the current legal restrictions there is a general ban on smoking in all enclosed and publicly accessible areas.
Hence, these laws are also valid in their entirety for the facilities and grounds of the Messe Wien expo centre. This refers to all covered areas and to all people, without exception! Smoking shall be solely permitted in especially signposted open air smoking zones. At the Messe Wien venue most of these signposted zones are located next to connecting areas between the mall and the expo halls. The areas in front of the main entrance are not smoking zones! We also wish to clearly state that smoking is absolutely and categorically forbidden – without exception – at the expo stands. Any temporary rulings permitting smoking at expo stands under specific circumstances up to now are hereby rendered obsolete. Meanwhile, a number of non-smokers have made a point of reporting instances of violations to the police. In response the authorities have insisted we, the organisers, ensure there is strict enforcement of these legal restrictions.
Any violations must be reported to the police and may result in heavy fines for individuals contravening these guidelines!
We therefore request you completely respect these clear legal guidelines, in your own interest as well as for the welfare of the non-smokers. Please feel to contact us at any time should you have any questions. Thank you for your support and all the best for a successful show.
The Aquatherm Vienna expo team