Side Meetings

Many groups wish to schedule side meetings during the conference, in order to take advantage of the fact that a large number of tobacco control and public health experts and advocates will be in attendance. WCTOH is willing to accommodate side meetings in the venues booked for the conference with the following provisos:

  • Side meetings must be approved by the conference Secretariat and must not shift the focus of the delegates' attention from the core programme of the conference in terms of their schedule and content
  • A minimum of 15 attendees must be expected for a side meeting to be scheduled in the conference venue
  • No side meetings will be approved during the conference plenary sessions
  • Should your organisation wish to submit a request for a side meeting, please send an email to:
  • Side meeting requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis