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Resources to Address COVID-19


Attendee Marketing During the Coronavirus Outbreak – mdg
03/13/2020

Many event organizers are wondering how their communication strategies should evolve at a time when the appetite for travel and live events seems to be decreasing due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

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These Events Have Been Postponed, Cancelled or Gone Virtual Due to Coronavirus – Northstar Meetings Group

The unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has significantly affected the meetings industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, many countries, states and cities have banned large events.

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Suddenly Forced to Make Your Meeting Virtual? Follow These Steps – Northstar Meetings Group
03/10/20

After months of planning, everything is finally in place for next week's two-day meeting in London, which will chart the course for the launch of the company's new product.

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Updated: The Events Industry Needs a Quick Pivot to Survive the Challenge of Coronavirus – Gary Shapiro
03/11/20

After more than 12 years of economic expansion and growth, those of us in the events industry are facing a triple whammy head-on: a world-wide viral outbreak with no immediate treatment; supply-chain disruption and travel restrictions causing economic crisis and the widespread cancellation of events.

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Is VR The Solution To The Impact Coronavirus Is Having On The Events Industry? – Forbes
03/11/20

Virtual reality (VR) offers a solution to the travel bans companies all over the world are facing and the restrictions on large gatherings that are being imposed by governments. 

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COVID-19: Discussion of critical insurance and legal considerations for event professionals – Webinar by Events Industry Council
03/06/2020

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Delta Airlines Website for updates and news on how they are dealing with COVID-19 

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Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Interim Guidance from the CDC
03/03/2020

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Key planning recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak – Interim Guidance – World Health Organization
02/14/2020

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Global Educational Supplies & Solutions Dubai – COVID-19 Handling & Impact Case Study – Tarsus Group
03/03/2020

The first case of coronavirus in the UAE was confirmed on 29 January, by 27 February (last day of the show) the confirmed number of cases in the UAE was 19.

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Aircraft Interiors Middle East and MRO Middle East – COVID-19 Handling & Impact Case Study – Tarsus Group
03/03/2020

The first case of coronavirus in the UAE was confirmed on 29 January, by 22 February (prior to show open) the confirmed number of cases in the UAE was 13.

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Meetings Mean Business Coalition Open Letter to the Industry
03/02/2020

During tough times, we must continue to follow the facts.

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"Diabetes conference defies COVID-19 to set attendance record" - AMI Magazine
02/28/2020

Some good news for a change. While other conferences were being cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the 13th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2020) was busy breaking attendance records.

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Toy Fair’s Playbook to Allay Coronavirus Concerns – Convene
03/02/2020

Spread across more than 440,000 net square feet of exhibit space at New York City’s Javits Center, the 117th annual American International Toy Fair, Feb. 22–25, showcased hundreds of thousands of the latest gadgets, games, and playthings — from a Hot Wheels Tesla Cybertruck to a LEGO catamaran that floats on water to a crystal-covered Monopoly board. Produced by The Toy Association, the show is built for fun, but this year’s edition took place in the midst of serious concerns about coronavirus.

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IMEX Frankfurt update on plans to move forward as scheduled.

With IMEX due to take place in the middle of May (still 10 weeks away), the IMEX team continues to plan confidently for the show.

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Integrated Systems Europe 2020 – Crisis Management Case Study by Mike Blackman
03/01/2020

Before the start of the crisis ISE 2020 had almost 1400 ( 258 from China) exhibitors on just under 54000 net m2 of space sold.

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Vinexpo New York going ahead - Statement from Diversified Communications Concerning the Novel Coronavirus

The health and safety of our attendees and exhibitors is our primary concern. We, Diversified Communications, organizers of Vinexpo New York, are monitoring the situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus, both in the U.S. and internationally.

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High Point Market to open as scheduled, April 25

As Spring Market nears, the High Point Market Authority is closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, including reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State Department, and World Health Organization (WHO).

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ITB Berlin 2020 will not take place

Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled.

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Skift Blog – Coronavirus and the Travel Industry

Stay on top of the outbreak’s impact on the business of travel. Follow the latest news about coronavirus and its impact on hotels, airlines, cruise lines, tourism destinations, and other sectors of the travel industry.

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Interzoo Nuremberg to go ahead as scheduled, NürnbergMesse statement
02/26/2020

Dear customers and partners of Interzoo, just like you, we are concerned with the possible effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19). We are in permanent exchange with the health authorities at federal, state and local level and follow current developments. 

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In Face Of Coronavirus, SXSW Has No Plans To Reschedule Or Cancel

The annual festival has not altered any plans yet in face of global threat, but a few would-be attendees have already pulled out.

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World Health Organization - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority.

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Game Developers Conference statement on event taking place as scheduled
02/25/2020

We've recently learned of the additional preventative measures instituted by the City Of San Francisco around COVID19.

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Reed Exhibitions USA COVID-19 Coronavirus: Information for customer statement
02/25/2020

Unless otherwise advised, our events are taking place as scheduled. Our current status with regard to the COVID‐19 virus remains unchanged: the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff is our number one priority.

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A Joint Statement on Tourism and COVID-19 - UNWTO and WHO Call for Responsibility and Coordination
02/27/2020

As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19.

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Global Pet Expo: ‘The Show Must Go on’ Despite COVID-19 – PCMA interview with APPA’s EVP, Andrew Darmohraj
02/25/2020

This week, Feb. 26–28, Global Pet Expo — produced by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) — will take place at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, despite travel bans that are responsible for nearly 150 exhibitors from China unable to enter the U.S., impacting more than 25,000 square feet of booth space.

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Comexposium statement from Renaud Hamaide, President, on Exhibitions impacted by COVID-19
02/27/2020

In light of the spread of COVID-19, coronavirus disease 2019, Comexposium, along with the entire exhibition industry, has been closely considering how we can maintain our aim, to create connections, by bringing people together.

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE statement on continuing the March 2020 show as scheduled
02/26/2020

We understand concerns about COVID-19 Coronavirus are top of mind, and we want to be as transparent as possible and share information about what we are doing to prepare for the CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE shows in Las Vegas.

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Deutsche Messe statement on continuing the Hannover Messe event as scheduled
02/26/2020

“We are taking all developments concerning the coronavirus (Covid-19) very seriously. We are in close contact with the responsible health authorities, the HANNOVER MESSE Exhibitor Advisory Committee and our partner associations VDMA and ZVEI."

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Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference statement on California event taking place in March as scheduled
02/25/2020

The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. The Event Management Team from Comexposium and ExpoDevCo are closely monitoring the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus situation and reports from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Clarion Events statement on USA events taking place as scheduled
02/22/2020

Ensuring the safety of all customers and attendees to our events is our top priority. We are following the suggestions of the U.S. and state public health guidelines as they are developing with regards to the COVID-19 virus.

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Global Pet Expo Coronavirus Update
02/19/2020

Our Global Pet Expo management team continues to meet regularly to address any emerging information about COVID-19 and how we and our show partners can be proactive in keeping our attendees healthy.

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Joint UFI/SISO statement on the Coronavirus and the global exhibitions and events industry
02/19/2020

Around the world, societies and businesses are dealing with the consequences of the current outbreak of COVID-19. 

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