INTERNATIONAL: Attacks In America - The Aftermath - PR events cancelled in wake of the tragedy

NEW YORK: PR executives are cancelling and postponing events all

over the US as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade

Center and the Pentagon.

One cultural exhibition, organised by the regional government of Quebec,

was to have been held in the nearby World Financial Center.

The organiser, Quebec in New York, had planned a range of outdoor events

in the surrounding area.

The organisation's efforts were supported by agencies Kreisberg Company

and Makovsky & Co, and Quebec in New York is still deciding how to


Book publicists have also been hit particularly hard - authors are

unwilling to fly to book-signing events, and talk shows are not

returning to regular programming for the foreseeable future.

Camille McDuffie, president of publishing-industry PR agency Goldberg

McDuffie Communications, said: 'In September, a lot has been cancelled.

But book stores are still hoping authors will do events.'

The agency had been planning events for author Susan Isaacs, but had to

cancel her appearances in Washington, DC and Chicago.

The events of 11 September also forced the cancellation of book-tour

appearances by former General Electric CEO Jack Welch. He was scheduled

to appear on Fox News, The Tonight Show, and Charlie Rose, among


Major events such as Book Country and Fashion Week were shelved

alongside trade shows at the Javits Center, a New York conference venue

serving as a makeshift rescue centre.

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