The best course of action for any borrower is to find out what flexibility there is, says legal expert James Stripe.
Find out which countries are on partial or national lockdown, what travel restrictions are in place and what size gatherings are allowed.
The industry will need a range of biosecurity measures if physical events are to return soon, says Smyle's Matt Holliday.
Industry insiders share what they miss most about live events while they are stuck at home.
The venue put stringent hygiene measures and body temperature screening in place to hold a three-day exhibition.
Marketing budgets remain intact for 75% of companies, finds research by event agency Pico.
Organisers have found new ways to engage with clients and keep in regular contact when events aren't taking place.
Two Canadian Fairmont hotels have found a creative outlet for talented staff members during the lockdown.
Getting back to business as usual is no longer an option, says Selina Donald, founder of The Bulb.
A socially distanced return to live events could see people being entertained from the comfort of their cars.
Event planner and founder of The Professional Retreat reflects on how being furloughed and in lockdown has changed her world view.
Certain live events might have dramatically increased COVID-19 cases, but planners say there are safe ways to gather.
Change is occurring quickly and the focus for event planners has shifted, says agency 2Heads after holding a client workshop.
A look at the UK government's guidelines, including status of agency workers and obliging temporarily laid-off staff to take annual leave.
Event planners share their thoughts on how live events might return with enforced social distancing.
Venues will have to demonstrate a minimum amount of space per delegate, says Exclusive Collection's Danny Pecorelli.
The industry will bounce back after coronavirus but events will look different, says director of The New Black Studio.
Experts from different industries share their survival tips for events professionals, in our most-viewed webinar ever.
Absolute Corporate Events invited industry friends to recreate a classic charity pop video and raise funds for frontline workers.
Planners can use traditional live strategies to create revenue from online events, says Mobile Growth Association's Jen Laloup.
Furloughed staff will be able to work part-time from August, with employers sharing the cost with the UK government.
Attitudes to frequent travel and the ability to reach certain destinations are going to change, says Penguins' Holly Mills.
When the UK gradually lifts lockdown restrictions, government support for the events sector will be crucial, says founder of Eventopedia.
Hybrid events will lead to different formats gaining popularity after the pandemic, says Helen Mok at Jack Morton China.
UK government says 'some of the hospitality industry' may reopen by July but there are calls for more detailed timeline.
Creative agencies give their verdicts on Anna Wintour's virtual event in lieu of the annual gala being postponed.
It innovates, says GPJ's Ken Madden, who has four steps for transforming engaging live experiences to digital.
More than half of UK venues may not break even when they reopen for business, according to Meetings Industry Association research.
Events businesses must adapt if they are to survive and thrive, says Smyle Group's Rick Stainton.
Mark Taylor of The QEII Centre in London, predicts technology will be key when making events safer for attendees.
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.
Dax Callner, strategy director at Smyle, explains how virtual events can be as impactful as physical events.
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.
Legal expert Alex Campbell looks at some of the difficult decisions that the sector will have to make.
Andrew Reid of Shelton Fleming Associates shares some of the ways conferences and trade shows can evolve.
Broadcasting has become the main delivery tool for events rather than an optional supporting one, says BE Vivid's Charlie Hepburn.
Experts give advice on areas of the UK government’s job retention scheme that are still unclear.
Can virtual be more effective than live at a time when audiences desire greater interaction, asks JTB Europe's Svetlana Bezrodnaya.
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.
Final part of C&IT's Impact of Coronavirus Report asked events and hospitality businesses how much turnover they have lost.
Legacy's CEO Abena Poku-Awuah looks towards more sustainable events in a post-coronavirus world.
Global Meetings Industry Day survey asks when live events will be back and how they could change after coronavirus.
Corporate team-building company Zing Events explains how remote working is creating new challenges around mental health.
All the latest postponements and cancellations as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic.
When travel resumes, will economic needs always outweigh environmental gains, asks C&IT's associate editor Mark Williams.
A call is made for even more government support for the industry, as UK lockdown is extended.
Former agency marketing manager turns volunteer to help elderly and vulnerable people get supplies during the pandemic.
Coronavirus has meant personal and business events being cancelled worldwide, but one bride-to-be wasn't going to let it stop her.
Latest job retention scheme figures show it is a vital lifeline for many sectors, but some may be laying off workers too readily.
Event planners welcome Financial Conduct Authority telling insurance companies to pay legitimate claims or explain themselves.
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.
St Giles Hotel Group CEO Abigail Tan explains how the business has tried to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
DRPG offers some handy advice for audiences to get the best viewing results from an online broadcast.
More than 80 live events companies are building hospitals, testing centres and personal protective equipment across the US.
Shelton Fleming’s strategy director says leaders will emerge during the pandemic and help businesses remain fighting fit.
'It's critical to have regular, honest communication with the whole team,' says event agency's MD Sophie Morris.
C&IT’s senior reporter Ellie Kahn prays that online events quickly improve during the lockdown.
As the Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates its advice against all non-essential travel, can planners make any forward bookings at all?
Creative communications agency had taken out specific coverage for ‘human contagion disease’ in the lead up to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dan Walker from Ashfield Meetings & Events has compiled a checklist to ensure your video calls run smoothly.
Agency MD Hannah Luffman says the business will close while it is still possible to pay staff in full.
Suggestions of an extended lockdown period are adding pressure to the events sector, says University of Derby's Brendan Moffett.
Recently furloughed creative director Dave Leong explains the thinking that’s helping him navigate tricky times.
Think carefully about going virtual if your event can be postponed to later in the year, says Shaumik Saha from Stride Plus Events.
PRG's teams in Germany and the US are supporting health workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.
Be flexible with your payment terms or cancellation policies, says Katie Roberts at National Museums Liverpool.
The video conferencing app is under scrutiny as its popularity surges during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sun Tzu and Charles Darwin gave some advice that still rings true today, says Aonia’s CEO Daniel Chua.
Cheerful Twentyfirst boss talks about the challenges of going through an acquisition in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.
Nearly 2,000 event professionals contributed to C&IT's Impact of Coronavirus Report and gave their thoughts on what the future holds.
Experts answer key FAQs about the tricky decisions businesses need to make around furloughs and offer guidance on the job retention scheme.
Which international convention centres are becoming temporary hospitals to manage spikes in coronavirus cases?
WRG’s Ben Atherton predicts how the industry might adjust when normality returns to live events.
Part four of C&IT’s global Impact of Coronavirus Report, we find out which regions are most concerned about job security.
As the UK came together to thank frontline healthcare workers, venues did their bit to mark the occasion.
Relief for freelancers welcomed by HBAA chair amid concerns many will have to take out loans before a payout in June.
Nearly 2,000 MICE professionals reveal whether their company has banned business travel in part three of C&IT's Impact of Coronavirus Report.
The conference venue is expected to be ready for action as a huge coronavirus hospital by next week.
A need for more detailed contracts has been highlighted in C&IT’s Impact of Coronavirus Report, which surveyed 2,000 event professionals.
A nearly $2-trillion package will boost the US economy amid the COVID-19 outbreak after both sides of the senate reached an agreement.
Help by phone and Whatsapp is available to event professionals who would like to talk to a trained mental health first aider.
Airlines must adhere to IATA regulations where flights have been cancelled due to COVID-19, says the Business Travel Association.
C&IT’s international survey of 2,000 MICE professionals finds majority of companies, hotels and venues are 'very worried'.
Current situation in countries around the world has been assessed in the latest report from a risk intelligence company.
Military and NHS officials have met to discuss plans to convert the London venue into a temporary 4,000-bed hospital.
Inconnection predicts that the sudden demand for virtual will create more demand for hybrid and satellite events.
Employers can access the Job Retention Scheme to continue paying 80% of the salary for employees that would have been laid off.
A proposed relief package was blocked in the US Senate over the weekend, which would have included billions for hotels and airlines.
Immediate support is needed in this ‘dire situation’, says chair of Business Events Council of Australia.
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 have offered beds to London’s rough sleepers, as well as NHS workers, to support them during the coronavirus pandemic.
Agency boss and HBAA chair want the chancellor's financial support to go further, helping freelancers and the self-employed.
Conor Maher from Ellis Jones Solicitors explains what the options are when a contract can not be fulfilled because of COVID-19.
As many employers pause hiring plans, recruiters are considering how fair and inclusive virtual assessment and selection methods are.
Innovation and creativity can come from times of difficulty, says C&IT's editor Calum Di Lieto.
There's an abundance of advice out there about how as an employer you should deal with the fallout from the coronavirus.
Technology has a massive part to play in helping us through this period, says DRPG’s Dale Parmenter.
As more of us are forced to work from home, positive employee mindsets will become even more important says author and CEO Chris Dyer.
C&IT's associate editor examines how closing down schools because of coronavirus will affect event professionals with young families.
Iconic music festival to have ‘enforced fallow year’ following government guidance regarding large gatherings.
With the world’s biggest live event set to open in Dubai in October, organisers released a statement about the coronavirus threat.
MIA wants more long-term support from the UK government, while BVEP expresses anger over the way the crisis has been handled.
This is an opportunity to reinforce the importance of meetings and conferences, says the MD of Speakers Corner.
Commentators and industry leaders demand more government intervention as the latest advice is met with criticism.
Please complete our quick industry survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on event professionals around the world.
Petition asks for the government to provide financial assistance to events businesses suffering from cancellations.
Venues, hotels and event organisers tweak policies as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the MICE sector.
TEN6 Creative turned what would have been a wasted event into a spontaneous gathering for industry colleagues and friends.
Risk intelligence company updates report with a list of countries to avoid and those where risk is more limited.
As coronavirus continues to cause event disruption, planners are turning to digital platforms to ensure meetings can go ahead.
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.
Convention and Exhibition Bureau takes decision based on ‘the evolving COVID-19 pandemic’.
Industry leaders say the budget doesn’t take into account the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on larger businesses.
Major industry trade show is the latest event to succumb after Germany's health minister calls for a ban on large events.
A postponement programme was swiftly deployed to deal with the impact of coronavirus on the events sector.
Survey of HR professionals looks at the extent of event cancellations and travel restrictions imposed.
Industry bodies, venues and suppliers have all called for assistance from the Chancellor in tomorrow’s Budget announcement.
Industry faces 'fundamental changes' over Covid-19 outbreak, with freelancers particularly affected, says agency CEO.
IMEX Frankfurt issues statement after multiple major events cancelled across Europe because of coronavirus.
Omanexpo has delayed one of the most important oil and gas events in the Middle East by six months because of travel fears.
Association makes leadership team changes to better support event professionals with Covid-19 crisis management.
Milton Keynes conference centre is back to ‘business as usual’ after housing Britons returning from Wuhan in China.
Worldwide counter-measures have been strongly condemned, as UK government holds emergency Cobra committee meeting.
What event planners need to know about insurance cover if their event is cancelled or postponed over the coronavirus outbreak.
The conference saw a rise in registrations amid reduced levels of international travel.
A government subsidy aims to reinvigorate the conferences and events industry after event cancellations.
Event industry must stop thinking 'if you’re not physically in the room, you’re a no-show’ says video platform CCO.
As IBTM APAC gets postponed, agencies tell C&IT what they are doing to meet the challenges posed by the outbreak.
Organisers have postponed the inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
With reports that another key congress may be cancelled, agencies explain how they have been taking stock.
MWC in Barcelona will not go ahead, as one senior agency planner says brands took action after consulting chief medical officers.
The Melbourne-based show for APAC event planners, AIME, responds to the coronavirus outbreak and Australian bushfires.
Hospital in Milton Keynes running hotel and conference centre as outbreak worsens and more flights are cancelled.
Riskline warns against any non-essential travel to China, with Penang now also on high alert.
BA says all direct flights involving mainland China have been suspended 'with immediate effect' because of the coronavirus.
Risk intelligence company assesses the response to the outbreak and its impact on travel.