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LIVE UPDATES: Morocco to start reopening borders

LIVE UPDATES: Morocco to start reopening borders

Find out which countries are on partial or national lockdown, what travel restrictions are in place and what size gatherings are allowed.

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

MICE sector continues to wait for further clarification on financial support and a date for restarting live events.

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

A group of apprentices share their experiences of learning about the industry during lockdown.

Entering a new world of data-driven events

Entering a new world of data-driven events

The current shift to digital has created huge amounts of data we can learn from, says Marble LDN's Rachel Butler.

5 ways technology can help hotels reopen safely

5 ways technology can help hotels reopen safely

New innovations will help hotels solve the challenges of coronavirus so that guests can return, says Louisa Watson of Wyboston Lakes Resort.

What does the future hold for incentive travel?

What does the future hold for incentive travel?

C&IT speaks to Black Tomato's David Heron to find out why he's feeling cautiously optimistic.

5 ways the industry can recover from the crisis

5 ways the industry can recover from the crisis

Catch up on our Crisis Briefing webinar, where experts from across the global MICE industry share their latest COVID-19 recovery plans.

Events industry urges UK government to set reopening date

Events industry urges UK government to set reopening date

Senior industry figures argue that the lack of confirmed date risks losing major business to international competitors.

‘The events industry is down but not out’

‘The events industry is down but not out’

Managing director of UFI says the future will bring a better balance of digital meetings with face-to-face interactions.

Third of employees asked to work while furloughed, finds survey

Third of employees asked to work while furloughed, finds survey

Employers using the Job Retention Scheme and expecting staff to continue working is a ‘blatant abuse of the system’.

'The events industry has been ignored': Reactions to 4 July reopening plans

'The events industry has been ignored': Reactions to 4 July reopening plans

Industry bodies share their thoughts ahead of a planned return for hospitality businesses.

Industry veterans form support group for struggling companies

Industry veterans form support group for struggling companies

Agency and venue leaders will offer advice to events businesses who are in need of confidential help.

The changing landscape of the events industry

The changing landscape of the events industry

Destination leaders discussed the impact of coronavirus on business events at the MeetGB Virtual Roundtable.

Businesses should be wary of furlough fraud

Businesses should be wary of furlough fraud

Employers that have been claiming incorrectly could face HMRC investigation, says partner at law firm Kennedys.

BVEP calls for urgent government guidelines on reopening the event sector

BVEP calls for urgent government guidelines on reopening the event sector

Industry could face 'catastrophic' job losses if physical distancing rules are not relaxed.

How lockdown has democratised events

How lockdown has democratised events

Virtual and hybrid events are giving planners the opportunity to reach new global audiences, says creative director at Private Drama Events.

5 ways to make your online events more bingeable

5 ways to make your online events more bingeable

Video platform expert on how to engage digital audiences and make them keep coming back for more.

IMEX America 2020 is cancelled

IMEX America 2020 is cancelled

The industry trade show's chairman Ray Bloom and CEO Carina Bauer explain their reasons behind the decision.

Case study: The Salesforce conference that had to go virtual

Case study: The Salesforce conference that had to go virtual

London's Calling was forced online at the start of lockdown, when physical attendance became impossible.

When does the events industry expect to return to the office?

When does the events industry expect to return to the office?

We asked when you expect to go back to office life and how often you'd like to work from home.

7 ways to lead during a crisis

7 ways to lead during a crisis

Is the best leader a combination of John Lennon and Winston Churchill? INVNT's Scott Cullather gives his advice.

Working hours have increased by 22% for those still at work

Working hours have increased by 22% for those still at work

Majority of event professionals say their employer has 'not taken an active role' in improving their wellbeing, finds Stress Matters survey.

Will IMEX America go ahead in September?

Will IMEX America go ahead in September?

The annual event industry trade show takes place in Las Vegas, which is reopening its casinos today.

How to prevent video-conference fatigue

How to prevent video-conference fatigue

All Zoomed-out and WebEx-hausted? Here's some advice from the president of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus.

'Being bold involves risk and that’s OK'

'Being bold involves risk and that’s OK'

Creative director Robert Dunsmore says drive-in cinemas are a great example of repurposing old ideas to meet new challenges.

Maintaining two-metre rule when returning to work will be 'impossible'

Maintaining two-metre rule when returning to work will be 'impossible'

Guidance from health and safety body advises employers to assess risks to wellbeing as well as virus transmission when bringing employees back.

Nearly two thirds of event planners expect live events to return this year

Nearly two thirds of event planners expect live events to return this year

Most event companies will be running just a quarter of events planned for 2020, finds research by Global DMC Partners.

5 bad leadership habits to avoid when managing a team remotely

5 bad leadership habits to avoid when managing a team remotely

Don't let certain behaviours slip into your leadership style unchecked, says CEO of Authentic Change Solutions.

How to take your events outdoors

How to take your events outdoors

MD of Gazeboshop explains how to make the most of outdoor facilities and comply with social distancing.

How coronavirus will affect financing in the hospitality sector

How coronavirus will affect financing in the hospitality sector

The best course of action for any borrower is to find out what flexibility there is, says legal expert James Stripe.

Can biosecurity teams save events?

Can biosecurity teams save events?

The industry will need a range of biosecurity measures if physical events are to return soon, says Smyle's Matt Holliday.

'We miss exhausted grins, red-eye flights and bad coffee': 15 love letters to events

'We miss exhausted grins, red-eye flights and bad coffee': 15 love letters to events

Industry insiders share what they miss most about live events while they are stuck at home.

Hong Kong Convention Centre holds first event since lockdown

Hong Kong Convention Centre holds first event since lockdown

The venue put stringent hygiene measures and body temperature screening in place to hold a three-day exhibition.

5 ways events are adapting to coronavirus restrictions

5 ways events are adapting to coronavirus restrictions

Marketing budgets remain intact for 75% of companies, finds research by event agency Pico.

Event planners need to rethink how they pitch for business

Event planners need to rethink how they pitch for business

Organisers have found new ways to engage with clients and keep in regular contact when events aren't taking place.

Fairmont posts funny videos of staff in empty hotels

Fairmont posts funny videos of staff in empty hotels

Two Canadian Fairmont hotels have found a creative outlet for talented staff members during the lockdown.

'The industry needs strong leadership on sustainable change'

'The industry needs strong leadership on sustainable change'

Getting back to business as usual is no longer an option, says Selina Donald, founder of The Bulb.

Drive-in cinemas could have a starring role in the return to live experiences

Drive-in cinemas could have a starring role in the return to live experiences

A socially distanced return to live events could see people being entertained from the comfort of their cars.

‘I’ve been mourning my old life’

‘I’ve been mourning my old life’

Event planner and founder of The Professional Retreat reflects on how being furloughed and in lockdown has changed her world view.

Did ‘superspreader’ events cause the majority of coronavirus infections?

Did ‘superspreader’ events cause the majority of coronavirus infections?

Certain live events might have dramatically increased COVID-19 cases, but planners say there are safe ways to gather.

5 corporate event trends happening right now

5 corporate event trends happening right now

Change is occurring quickly and the focus for event planners has shifted, says agency 2Heads after holding a client workshop.

Latest furlough and holiday pay guidance

Latest furlough and holiday pay guidance

A look at the UK government's guidelines, including status of agency workers and obliging temporarily laid-off staff to take annual leave.

How to achieve social distancing at events

How to achieve social distancing at events

Event planners share their thoughts on how live events might return with enforced social distancing.

What 'networking 2.0' might look like

What 'networking 2.0' might look like

Venues will have to demonstrate a minimum amount of space per delegate, says Exclusive Collection's Danny Pecorelli.

15 ways event design is going to change

15 ways event design is going to change

The industry will bounce back after coronavirus but events will look different, says director of The New Black Studio.

Watch C&IT’s Crisis Briefing webinar now

Watch C&IT’s Crisis Briefing webinar now

Experts from different industries share their survival tips for events professionals, in our most-viewed webinar ever.

Industry gets musical for coronavirus carers

Industry gets musical for coronavirus carers

Absolute Corporate Events invited industry friends to recreate a classic charity pop video and raise funds for frontline workers.

How to monetise virtual events

How to monetise virtual events

Planners can use traditional live strategies to create revenue from online events, says Mobile Growth Association's Jen Laloup.

Events industry welcomes October furlough extension

Events industry welcomes October furlough extension

Furloughed staff will be able to work part-time from August, with employers sharing the cost with the UK government.

5 predictions for the future of incentive travel

5 predictions for the future of incentive travel

Attitudes to frequent travel and the ability to reach certain destinations are going to change, says Penguins' Holly Mills.

Why the events industry needs specific government support

Why the events industry needs specific government support

When the UK gradually lifts lockdown restrictions, government support for the events sector will be crucial, says founder of Eventopedia.

Live events could become more like TV shows

Live events could become more like TV shows

Hybrid events will lead to different formats gaining popularity after the pandemic, says Helen Mok at Jack Morton China.

'We need clarity now': What do the UK's latest lockdown measures mean for events?

'We need clarity now': What do the UK's latest lockdown measures mean for events?

UK government says 'some of the hospitality industry' may reopen by July but there are calls for more detailed timeline.

Vogue organises virtual 'Moment with the Met'

Vogue organises virtual 'Moment with the Met'

Creative agencies give their verdicts on Anna Wintour's virtual event in lieu of the annual gala being postponed.

What does an industry do when its customer base vanishes?

What does an industry do when its customer base vanishes?

It innovates, says GPJ's Ken Madden, who has four steps for transforming engaging live experiences to digital.

'Business events can only recover with more government support'

'Business events can only recover with more government support'

More than half of UK venues may not break even when they reopen for business, according to Meetings Industry Association research.

'We will meet again, just not as we have before'

'We will meet again, just not as we have before'

Events businesses must adapt if they are to survive and thrive, says Smyle Group's Rick Stainton.

Delegates could be 'tracked, traced and vetted'

Delegates could be 'tracked, traced and vetted'

Mark Taylor of The QEII Centre in London, predicts technology will be key when making events safer for attendees.

How to 'level up' during lockdown

How to 'level up' during lockdown

We're bombarded with messages about the right way to spend this time, but do it your way, says co-founder of Event First Steps Elena Clowes.

5 ways to plan more creative virtual events

5 ways to plan more creative virtual events

Dax Callner, strategy director at Smyle, explains how virtual events can be as impactful as physical events.

Action group launched to help hospitality businesses with insurance disputes

Action group launched to help hospitality businesses with insurance disputes

C&IT speaks to one of the legal experts behind a new hospitality industry support platform for those with claims that aren't being paid.

How will the hospitality industry recover?

How will the hospitality industry recover?

Legal expert Alex Campbell looks at some of the difficult decisions that the sector will have to make.

9 social distancing measures to help large events bounce back

9 social distancing measures to help large events bounce back

Andrew Reid of Shelton Fleming Associates shares some of the ways conferences and trade shows can evolve.

Why event planners make great film directors

Why event planners make great film directors

Broadcasting has become the main delivery tool for events rather than an optional supporting one, says BE Vivid's Charlie Hepburn.

Navigating the grey areas of the furlough scheme

Navigating the grey areas of the furlough scheme

Experts give advice on areas of the UK government’s job retention scheme that are still unclear.

Where will innovation take virtual events?

Where will innovation take virtual events?

Can virtual be more effective than live at a time when audiences desire greater interaction, asks JTB Europe's Svetlana Bezrodnaya.

'The legacy of COVID-19 will be more sustainable events'

'The legacy of COVID-19 will be more sustainable events'

No-one would have chosen to learn more about virtual events this way but it will be an invaluable lesson, says Amy Hewick of Hewick Events.

The impact of coronavirus on event-based turnover

The impact of coronavirus on event-based turnover

Final part of C&IT's Impact of Coronavirus Report asked events and hospitality businesses how much turnover they have lost.

Earth Day 2020: 'A moment to pause'

Earth Day 2020: 'A moment to pause'

Legacy's CEO Abena Poku-Awuah looks towards more sustainable events in a post-coronavirus world.

When will live events return?

When will live events return?

Global Meetings Industry Day survey asks when live events will be back and how they could change after coronavirus.

The importance of digital team-building

The importance of digital team-building

Corporate team-building company Zing Events explains how remote working is creating new challenges around mental health.

Which international events are being cancelled

Which international events are being cancelled

All the latest postponements and cancellations as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic.

Our view: Destinations that were overcrowded have a choice to make

Our view: Destinations that were overcrowded have a choice to make

When travel resumes, will economic needs always outweigh environmental gains, asks C&IT's associate editor Mark Williams.

Furlough extension welcomed by Meetings Industry Association

Furlough extension welcomed by Meetings Industry Association

A call is made for even more government support for the industry, as UK lockdown is extended.

From event professional to NHS volunteer

From event professional to NHS volunteer

Former agency marketing manager turns volunteer to help elderly and vulnerable people get supplies during the pandemic.

Married on Zoom: What event planners can learn from a bride's switch to digital

Married on Zoom: What event planners can learn from a bride's switch to digital

Coronavirus has meant personal and business events being cancelled worldwide, but one bride-to-be wasn't going to let it stop her.

Furloughing staff should be a last resort, warns HR director

Furloughing staff should be a last resort, warns HR director

Latest job retention scheme figures show it is a vital lifeline for many sectors, but some may be laying off workers too readily.

FCA orders insurers to pay out

FCA orders insurers to pay out

Event planners welcome Financial Conduct Authority telling insurance companies to pay legitimate claims or explain themselves.

60% of UK event suppliers could fold within three months

60% of UK event suppliers could fold within three months

A further six per cent said they are unlikely to make it to the end of April, as coronavirus takes it toll on the industry.

'I’m not taking a salary until business resumes'

'I’m not taking a salary until business resumes'

St Giles Hotel Group CEO Abigail Tan explains how the business has tried to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

12 tech tips for a seamless streaming experience

12 tech tips for a seamless streaming experience

DRPG offers some handy advice for audiences to get the best viewing results from an online broadcast.

US event agencies join forces to support COVID-19 response

US event agencies join forces to support COVID-19 response

More than 80 live events companies are building hospitals, testing centres and personal protective equipment across the US.

8 rules for being a great leader during lockdown

8 rules for being a great leader during lockdown

Shelton Fleming’s strategy director says leaders will emerge during the pandemic and help businesses remain fighting fit.

How Worldspan is keeping its team connected during a crisis

How Worldspan is keeping its team connected during a crisis

'It's critical to have regular, honest communication with the whole team,' says event agency's MD Sophie Morris.

Our view: I watched a car-crash webinar

Our view: I watched a car-crash webinar

C&IT’s senior reporter Ellie Kahn prays that online events quickly improve during the lockdown.

'Indefinite' travel ban leaves planners with more questions

'Indefinite' travel ban leaves planners with more questions

As the Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates its advice against all non-essential travel, can planners make any forward bookings at all?

Insurance company rejects agency’s coronavirus claim

Insurance company rejects agency’s coronavirus claim

Creative communications agency had taken out specific coverage for ‘human contagion disease’ in the lead up to the coronavirus pandemic.

9 ways to improve your virtual meetings

9 ways to improve your virtual meetings

Dan Walker from Ashfield Meetings & Events has compiled a checklist to ensure your video calls run smoothly.

Unicorn Events closes due to COVID-19 challenges

Unicorn Events closes due to COVID-19 challenges

Agency MD Hannah Luffman says the business will close while it is still possible to pay staff in full.

How the UK government is supporting the hospitality and events sector

How the UK government is supporting the hospitality and events sector

Suggestions of an extended lockdown period are adding pressure to the events sector, says University of Derby's Brendan Moffett.

Furlough: The new F-word

Furlough: The new F-word

Recently furloughed creative director Dave Leong explains the thinking that’s helping him navigate tricky times.

‘Virtual event providers have been opportunistic’

‘Virtual event providers have been opportunistic’

Think carefully about going virtual if your event can be postponed to later in the year, says Shaumik Saha from Stride Plus Events.

Events company helps build temporary hospital in Berlin

Events company helps build temporary hospital in Berlin

PRG's teams in Germany and the US are supporting health workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.

How venues can rise to the challenge of coronavirus

How venues can rise to the challenge of coronavirus

Be flexible with your payment terms or cancellation policies, says Katie Roberts at National Museums Liverpool.

Zoom responds to privacy and security concerns

Zoom responds to privacy and security concerns

The video conferencing app is under scrutiny as its popularity surges during the coronavirus pandemic.

How to make your events business more resilient

How to make your events business more resilient

Sun Tzu and Charles Darwin gave some advice that still rings true today, says Aonia’s CEO Daniel Chua.

'Small, medium or large - all agencies will be feeling the same shocks'

'Small, medium or large - all agencies will be feeling the same shocks'

Cheerful Twentyfirst boss talks about the challenges of going through an acquisition in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.

How can the events industry recover from the impact of coronavirus?

How can the events industry recover from the impact of coronavirus?

Nearly 2,000 event professionals contributed to C&IT's Impact of Coronavirus Report and gave their thoughts on what the future holds.

Coronavirus: Your furlough questions answered

Coronavirus: Your furlough questions answered

Experts answer key FAQs about the tricky decisions businesses need to make around furloughs and offer guidance on the job retention scheme.

Global venues being transformed into field hospitals

Global venues being transformed into field hospitals

Which international convention centres are becoming temporary hospitals to manage spikes in coronavirus cases?

5 ways events will change after coronavirus

5 ways events will change after coronavirus

WRG’s Ben Atherton predicts how the industry might adjust when normality returns to live events.

Majority of event professionals fear job cuts

Majority of event professionals fear job cuts

Part four of C&IT’s global Impact of Coronavirus Report, we find out which regions are most concerned about job security.

In pictures: Events industry joins nationwide NHS tribute

In pictures: Events industry joins nationwide NHS tribute

As the UK came together to thank frontline healthcare workers, venues did their bit to mark the occasion.

Fears freelancers will be forced into debt despite UK chancellor’s intervention

Fears freelancers will be forced into debt despite UK chancellor’s intervention

Relief for freelancers welcomed by HBAA chair amid concerns many will have to take out loans before a payout in June.

How many MICE businesses have a complete travel ban in place?

How many MICE businesses have a complete travel ban in place?

Nearly 2,000 MICE professionals reveal whether their company has banned business travel in part three of C&IT's Impact of Coronavirus Report.

Events industry applauds ExCeL's hospital transformation

Events industry applauds ExCeL's hospital transformation

The conference venue is expected to be ready for action as a huge coronavirus hospital by next week.

How coronavirus is changing event contracts and insurance forever

How coronavirus is changing event contracts and insurance forever

A need for more detailed contracts has been highlighted in C&IT’s Impact of Coronavirus Report, which surveyed 2,000 event professionals.

Largest stimulus bill in US history agreed

Largest stimulus bill in US history agreed

A nearly $2-trillion package will boost the US economy amid the COVID-19 outbreak after both sides of the senate reached an agreement.

Industry support line launched by Stress Matters

Industry support line launched by Stress Matters

Help by phone and Whatsapp is available to event professionals who would like to talk to a trained mental health first aider.

BTA calls on airlines to offer cash refunds

BTA calls on airlines to offer cash refunds

Airlines must adhere to IATA regulations where flights have been cancelled due to COVID-19, says the Business Travel Association.

Financial impact of coronavirus cause for global concern

Financial impact of coronavirus cause for global concern

C&IT’s international survey of 2,000 MICE professionals finds majority of companies, hotels and venues are 'very worried'.

‘Extreme risk' global destinations mapped in coronavirus report

‘Extreme risk' global destinations mapped in coronavirus report

Current situation in countries around the world has been assessed in the latest report from a risk intelligence company.

ExCeL Centre could become giant coronavirus hospital

ExCeL Centre could become giant coronavirus hospital

Military and NHS officials have met to discuss plans to convert the London venue into a temporary 4,000-bed hospital.

'Virtual isn’t a short term fix for our industry'

'Virtual isn’t a short term fix for our industry'

Inconnection predicts that the sudden demand for virtual will create more demand for hybrid and satellite events.

What you need to know about the Job Retention Scheme

What you need to know about the Job Retention Scheme

Employers can access the Job Retention Scheme to continue paying 80% of the salary for employees that would have been laid off.

Many US businesses hope trillion dollar relief package will be approved

Many US businesses hope trillion dollar relief package will be approved

A proposed relief package was blocked in the US Senate over the weekend, which would have included billions for hotels and airlines.

$2.5bn of Australian business events lost each month over COVID-19 shutdown

$2.5bn of Australian business events lost each month over COVID-19 shutdown

Immediate support is needed in this ‘dire situation’, says chair of Business Events Council of Australia.

Park in Philadelphia ‘flower-bombed’ by local event company

Park in Philadelphia ‘flower-bombed’ by local event company

US-based agency found a way to ensure the flowers intended for several corporate events didn't go to waste when they had to be cancelled.

Hotels offering free rooms to the homeless

Hotels offering free rooms to the homeless

Hotels have offered beds to London’s rough sleepers, as well as NHS workers, to support them during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Lifejackets thrown' to every business in the events and hospitality industries

‘Lifejackets thrown' to every business in the events and hospitality industries

Agency boss and HBAA chair want the chancellor's financial support to go further, helping freelancers and the self-employed.

Contracts in the time of coronavirus: Force majeure and frustration

Contracts in the time of coronavirus: Force majeure and frustration

Conor Maher from Ellis Jones Solicitors explains what the options are when a contract can not be fulfilled because of COVID-19.

Coronavirus will have ‘significant consequences’ for hiring new talent

Coronavirus will have ‘significant consequences’ for hiring new talent

As many employers pause hiring plans, recruiters are considering how fair and inclusive virtual assessment and selection methods are.

Our view: Jimmy Fallon proves the show can and must go on

Our view: Jimmy Fallon proves the show can and must go on

Innovation and creativity can come from times of difficulty, says C&IT's editor Calum Di Lieto.

Navigating the coronavirus: FAQ for agencies

Navigating the coronavirus: FAQ for agencies

There's an abundance of advice out there about how as an employer you should deal with the fallout from the coronavirus.

‘This could be the most challenging crisis we’ve faced’

‘This could be the most challenging crisis we’ve faced’

Technology has a massive part to play in helping us through this period, says DRPG’s Dale Parmenter.

Will coronavirus change company culture for the better?

Will coronavirus change company culture for the better?

As more of us are forced to work from home, positive employee mindsets will become even more important says author and CEO Chris Dyer.

Our view: How school closures will impact parents and businesses

Our view: How school closures will impact parents and businesses

C&IT's associate editor examines how closing down schools because of coronavirus will affect event professionals with young families.

‘Severe implications’ for suppliers as Glastonbury Festival 2020 cancelled

‘Severe implications’ for suppliers as Glastonbury Festival 2020 cancelled

Iconic music festival to have ‘enforced fallow year’ following government guidance regarding large gatherings.

What does coronavirus mean for Dubai Expo 2020?

What does coronavirus mean for Dubai Expo 2020?

With the world’s biggest live event set to open in Dubai in October, organisers released a statement about the coronavirus threat.

Industry welcomes UK government's £350bn business aid pledge

Industry welcomes UK government's £350bn business aid pledge

MIA wants more long-term support from the UK government, while BVEP expresses anger over the way the crisis has been handled.

‘In times of isolation we all understand the value of live events’

‘In times of isolation we all understand the value of live events’

This is an opportunity to reinforce the importance of meetings and conferences, says the MD of Speakers Corner.

Calls for Boris Johnson to address 'staggeringly reckless' venue guidance

Calls for Boris Johnson to address 'staggeringly reckless' venue guidance

Commentators and industry leaders demand more government intervention as the latest advice is met with criticism.

C&IT’s coronavirus survey: Share your experiences

C&IT’s coronavirus survey: Share your experiences

Please complete our quick industry survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on event professionals around the world.

COVID-19 petition will be debated by UK Parliament after hitting 100,000 signatures

COVID-19 petition will be debated by UK Parliament after hitting 100,000 signatures

Petition asks for the government to provide financial assistance to events businesses suffering from cancellations.

Venues update cancellation policies amid fears of coronavirus impact

Venues update cancellation policies amid fears of coronavirus impact

Venues, hotels and event organisers tweak policies as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the MICE sector.

'Our client cancelled, but told us to throw a party instead'

'Our client cancelled, but told us to throw a party instead'

TEN6 Creative turned what would have been a wasted event into a spontaneous gathering for industry colleagues and friends.

Coronavirus: The complete list of destinations to avoid

Coronavirus: The complete list of destinations to avoid

Risk intelligence company updates report with a list of countries to avoid and those where risk is more limited.

Event cancellation? How to quickly make it digital

Event cancellation? How to quickly make it digital

As coronavirus continues to cause event disruption, planners are turning to digital platforms to ensure meetings can go ahead.

MICE industry urged 'not to lose faith' in the face of coronavirus pandemic

MICE industry urged 'not to lose faith' in the face of coronavirus pandemic

A look at what the future may hold as a long list of high profile corporate, tech and sporting events tumble in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Malaysia postpones and cancels major business events

Malaysia postpones and cancels major business events

Convention and Exhibition Bureau takes decision based on ‘the evolving COVID-19 pandemic’.

Budget 2020: UK govt provides relief for a 'very small proportion' of the MICE sector

Budget 2020: UK govt provides relief for a 'very small proportion' of the MICE sector

Industry leaders say the budget doesn’t take into account the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on larger businesses.

IMEX Frankfurt 2020 cancelled over coronavirus concerns

IMEX Frankfurt 2020 cancelled over coronavirus concerns

Major industry trade show is the latest event to succumb after Germany's health minister calls for a ban on large events.

Informa issues statement as £425m of events scrapped or postponed

Informa issues statement as £425m of events scrapped or postponed

A postponement programme was swiftly deployed to deal with the impact of coronavirus on the events sector.

How many company events are being cancelled due to coronavirus?

How many company events are being cancelled due to coronavirus?

Survey of HR professionals looks at the extent of event cancellations and travel restrictions imposed.

Coronavirus: Fears ‘businesses could go under’ leads to calls for help

Coronavirus: Fears ‘businesses could go under’ leads to calls for help

Industry bodies, venues and suppliers have all called for assistance from the Chancellor in tomorrow’s Budget announcement.

Coronavirus will have ‘huge repercussions’ for agency workforce

Coronavirus will have ‘huge repercussions’ for agency workforce

Industry faces 'fundamental changes' over Covid-19 outbreak, with freelancers particularly affected, says agency CEO.

What does ITB Berlin cancellation mean for IMEX Frankfurt?

What does ITB Berlin cancellation mean for IMEX Frankfurt?

IMEX Frankfurt issues statement after multiple major events cancelled across Europe because of coronavirus.

Oman Petroleum & Energy Show postponed over coronavirus concerns

Oman Petroleum & Energy Show postponed over coronavirus concerns

Omanexpo has delayed one of the most important oil and gas events in the Middle East by six months because of travel fears.

PCMA reshuffles leadership to support coronavirus response

PCMA reshuffles leadership to support coronavirus response

Association makes leadership team changes to better support event professionals with Covid-19 crisis management.

Conference centre used as coronavirus quarantine site reopens

Conference centre used as coronavirus quarantine site reopens

Milton Keynes conference centre is back to ‘business as usual’ after housing Britons returning from Wuhan in China.

Travel bans won't stop coronavirus, warns WTTC

Travel bans won't stop coronavirus, warns WTTC

Worldwide counter-measures have been strongly condemned, as UK government holds emergency Cobra committee meeting.

Most events 'not insured' against coronavirus

Most events 'not insured' against coronavirus

What event planners need to know about insurance cover if their event is cancelled or postponed over the coronavirus outbreak.

AIME increases numbers despite coronavirus

AIME increases numbers despite coronavirus

The conference saw a rise in registrations amid reduced levels of international travel.

Hong Kong offers free venue hire amid coronavirus fears

Hong Kong offers free venue hire amid coronavirus fears

A government subsidy aims to reinvigorate the conferences and events industry after event cancellations.

Can video save events amid Coronavirus cancellations?

Can video save events amid Coronavirus cancellations?

Event industry must stop thinking 'if you’re not physically in the room, you’re a no-show’ says video platform CCO.

Cancellations and deferrals: How global agencies are reacting to coronavirus

Cancellations and deferrals: How global agencies are reacting to coronavirus

As IBTM APAC gets postponed, agencies tell C&IT what they are doing to meet the challenges posed by the outbreak.

IBTM APAC 2020 postponed over coronavirus

IBTM APAC 2020 postponed over coronavirus

Organisers have postponed the inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Top agencies speak out amid warnings the coronavirus response came ‘too late’

Top agencies speak out amid warnings the coronavirus response came ‘too late’

With reports that another key congress may be cancelled, agencies explain how they have been taking stock.

Exclusive: GPJ comments on Mobile World Congress coronavirus cancellation

Exclusive: GPJ comments on Mobile World Congress coronavirus cancellation

MWC in Barcelona will not go ahead, as one senior agency planner says brands took action after consulting chief medical officers.

Bushfires and coronavirus: Australian MICE conference responds

Bushfires and coronavirus: Australian MICE conference responds

The Melbourne-based show for APAC event planners, AIME, responds to the coronavirus outbreak and Australian bushfires.

UK conference centre taken over by hospital as coronavirus declared 'serious threat'

UK conference centre taken over by hospital as coronavirus declared 'serious threat'

Hospital in Milton Keynes running hotel and conference centre as outbreak worsens and more flights are cancelled.

Travel risk ‘worsening’ as coronavirus spreads

Travel risk ‘worsening’ as coronavirus spreads

Riskline warns against any non-essential travel to China, with Penang now also on high alert.

Lockdowns extended as BA suspends flights to and from mainland China

Lockdowns extended as BA suspends flights to and from mainland China

BA says all direct flights involving mainland China have been suspended 'with immediate effect' because of the coronavirus.

What you need to know about the Coronavirus threat

What you need to know about the Coronavirus threat

Risk intelligence company assesses the response to the outbreak and its impact on travel.