LALEXPO is an important show for the latin american adult market, actually they claim to be the only one for the region. It takes place in Cartagena, Colombia and should have started this week. Unfortunately it was shut down by the authorities before it even officially started, apparently due to public protests and political pressure. Colombian news outlets reported about the show for quite some time and influenced public opinion.
Trade visitors from the whole world were quite surprised as they met Police at the venue and been told to leave. At least the side activities are still going on so for B2B folks there are still plenty of opportunities to network and do some business.
The reasons for the shutdown are not completely clear however but attendants believe the government just wants the adult business out of the city. And for sure the religious parties have contributed their part in that decision.