COVID-19 and the Business Events Industry
Global Pet Expo: ‘The Show Must Go on’ Despite COVID-19
Here’s how the American Pet Products Association is handling the loss of exhibitors from China and working toward a successful event in Orlando this week, prioritizing health and safety efforts with its partners and transparent communications with participants.
COVID-19: Is Your Event Covered?
While the world’s best scientists and medical professionals are working to manage and to treat the COVID-19 virus, event organizers can do their part to ensure that their organization is fully prepared to address the impact of the virus on its contracts, insurance, and communications. An attorney shares what you need to take into consideration.
Overcoming a Global Crisis
The lessons our industry learned from SARS can help us as we face the COVID-19 outbreak.
In a Crisis, Can Your Meeting Go Digital?
For events whose attendance may be impacted by travel restrictions due to COVID-19, pivoting to a digital or hybrid approach may be a useful strategy. How the Water Quality Association quickly turned a F2F meeting into a two-day virtual event in the wake of a hurricane in 2018 provides an example.
Events Industry Experts Weigh in on the Coronavirus
The Events Industry Council (EIC) held a webinar on Feb. 7, “Industry Discussion on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Identifying Reliable Sources and Factors for Informed Decision-Making.” Here are some takeaways.
Confronting the Coronavirus: On the Ground in China
Ping Liu, CEO of China Star Ltd., a Chinese destination management company and professional congress organizer, shares how her company is reacting to the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Preparing for Coronavirus
While no one can predict what the wider impact of a viral outbreak in China — where it is now declared an emergency — will be, business professionals can take these steps now to be ready to respond.
Coronavirus: 4 Strategic Considerations for Event Professionals
Sylvia André, an executive at MCI, one of the largest global event managements firms, offers four principles that guide the company’s approach to challenging situations, including the quickly developing coronavirus outbreak.