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New Research From Germany on Virus Spread Hints At a New Normal for The Events Industry

New Research From Germany on Virus Spread Hints At a New Normal for The Events Industry

EventMB

Germany is carrying out one of the largest researches on how the Coronaviurs spreads. The provisional results discuss the role of events on spreading the virus and depict what the next six to nine months look like.   Professor Hendrick Streeck has been tasked by the local government of one of the worst infected areas…

2 days ago

Weddings Join Events Pivoting to Virtual

Weddings Join Events Pivoting to Virtual

John Guidroz, Associated Press

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the wedding industry. Some couples are opting to stream their ceremonies online, and push receptions to later dates.

4 days ago

5 Ways Event Professionals Can Manage Stress During Uncertain Times

5 Ways Event Professionals Can Manage Stress During Uncertain Times

EventMB

Event planning is never easy, and it's only been made more chaotic by the current global pandemic. But it’s also an industry that trains us to deal with adversity, to be adaptable, to be resilient. Here are 5 tips to help with stress management during this uncertain time.   The coronavirus outbreak has placed an…

6 days ago

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New Skift Report: The Bright Future of Meetings and Events in Thailand

New Skift Report: The Bright Future of Meetings and Events in Thailand

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau + Skift

The meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry in Thailand is stronger now than ever before and is expected to continue growing. Today, Bangkok is one of Asia’s most exciting cities and a major business hub for the region, especially after hosting the ASEAN summit in 2019.

3 weeks ago

Will Event Planners React the Same to Coronavirus Versus Earlier Crises?

Will Event Planners React the Same to Coronavirus Versus Earlier Crises?

EventMB

If you have been in the event industry long enough, you may remember striking similarities between the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis and the coronavirus emergency. Will the industry react in the same way?   It is fair to say that we share a common need to talk about something else in our…

1 week ago

The Event Industry Will Remember

The Event Industry Will Remember

EventMB

While communities are rallying together to defeat the COVID-19 outbreak, there are also a number of companies enforcing unjustified layoffs, charging crazy cancellation fees, and not processing refunds for unused products.

2 weeks ago

Force Majeure: Will it Really Help Cancelled Events?

Force Majeure: Will it Really Help Cancelled Events?

EventMB

Force majeure is the legal clause on everyone’s lips. On almost every event contract, it seems like the COVID-19 pandemic would be the obvious case it was designed for, but that’s not how insurance companies see it. What recourse is there for event organizers?

2 weeks ago

Event Venues Turned Hospitals: How the Industry Is Helping

Event Venues Turned Hospitals: How the Industry Is Helping

EventMB

Amid widespread coronavirus-related event cancellations, empty venues and hotels are stepping up to support health care efforts. Here's how the industry is pitching in.

2 weeks ago

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry

EventMB

In a big move yesterday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially postponed this year's Olympic Games. Here's what happened and what it means for an events industry still struggling to manage the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

2 weeks ago

Cancellation Insurance Fallout: The Cost of Doing the Right Thing With Your Event

Cancellation Insurance Fallout: The Cost of Doing the Right Thing With Your Event

EventMB

In the age of COVID-19, you're penalized if you cancel preemptively, and you're penalized if you don't act as early as you can to mitigate damages — not to mention the lawsuit potential for putting people at risk.    As the coronavirus rapidly spreads around the world — the total number of confirmed cases as…

2 weeks ago

No, It’s Not Fine to Keep Hosting Live Events

No, It’s Not Fine to Keep Hosting Live Events

Julius Solaris, EventMB

Mixed messages are still coming from the industry about the safety of meetings and traveling despite travel bans and national emergencies that have led to lockdowns. It’s time to take responsibility for our industry and cancel your meeting.

3 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2020: Data’s Breakthrough for Events

Travel Megatrends 2020: Data’s Breakthrough for Events

Isaac Carey and Julius Solaris, Skift

All-in-one software doesn’t just simplify the event planning process. It transforms the way planners track and learn from events. How these all-in-one tools evolve is starting to shape the future of the meetings industry.

3 weeks ago