Business groups want politics out of Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF)

Business groups in Thessaloniki called on the organisers of the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) to examine spinning off the political side of the exhibition into a separate event in a move to boost its appeal.

This would help remove the threat of violent demonstrations that often mar the exhibition and harm its appeal among visitors.

The issue was discussed in a meeting on Tuesday with Macedonia regional director Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris, hoteliers, exporters and other business groups.