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.

LIVE UPDATES: Uruguay's Carrasco airport becomes drive-in cinema

LIVE UPDATES: Uruguay's Carrasco airport becomes drive-in cinema

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

Listen to C&IT's new podcast RSVP

Listen to C&IT's new podcast RSVP

Guests reveal their best experiences and react to anonymous industry confessions in our first-ever podcast for event and travel professionals.

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.

One day left to enter the C&IT Awards Americas

One day left to enter the C&IT Awards Americas

As C&IT expands its reach globally, we've launched the C&IT Awards Americas to recognise the best in US events.

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.

Trio of agencies to run events at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Trio of agencies to run events at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

DRPG, TBA and Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces among the companies running creative services for the international event.

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.

BVEP elects new chairperson

BVEP elects new chairperson

The Business Visits & Events Partnership has also set up a new executive committee to advocate for the industry.

'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.

Why online conferences are great for introverts

Why online conferences are great for introverts

The switch to digital events has been a bonus for less outgoing types, says founder of SaaStock.

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.

Two major industry associations rejoin BVEP

Two major industry associations rejoin BVEP

MPI and MIA join forces with Business Visits & Events Partnership, creating a stronger unified voice for the events industry.

Cheerful Twentyfirst hire senior team of folded agency Unicorn Events

Cheerful Twentyfirst hire senior team of folded agency Unicorn Events

Brand experience company brings in three of the team from Unicorn, which closed for business amid the coronavirus crisis.

Case study: The virtual event for 8,700 delegates

Case study: The virtual event for 8,700 delegates

Drift's Virtual Summit for its sales and marketing community was organised in six weeks by agency emc3.

New chief creative officer appointed by ATX Event Systems

New chief creative officer appointed by ATX Event Systems

The Texas-based company has reshaped its senior leadership team with internal promotions and a new CCO.

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.

Case study: BBC Studios’ reusable and recyclable pavilion in Cannes

Case study: BBC Studios’ reusable and recyclable pavilion in Cannes

Cheerful Twentyfirst created a sustainable exhibition space for BBC Studios at MIPCOM 2019.

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.

6 ideas to liven up your video calls

6 ideas to liven up your video calls

There are lots of ways to make your next Zoom meeting more entertaining, says director of Sternberg Clarke.

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.

Case study: Breaking into the e-sports market at ChinaJoy 2019

Case study: Breaking into the e-sports market at ChinaJoy 2019

Pico worked with online retailer JD to create a huge booth at the entertainment conference, which had 364,000 visitors in four days.

'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.

Industry pioneer David Hackett dies aged 70

Industry pioneer David Hackett dies aged 70

Founder of The Travel Organisation was known for his no-nonsense approach and much-loved by friends and colleagues.

11 tips to keep virtual audiences engaged

11 tips to keep virtual audiences engaged

When your attendees are watching from home you've got to compete with endless distractions, says Aventri's Brecht Fourneau.

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.

Gateshead Quays conference centre scheduled to open in 2023

Gateshead Quays conference centre scheduled to open in 2023

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau reveals its plans for the £260m business events venue.

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.

'The market will be hungry for high-quality events'

'The market will be hungry for high-quality events'

Co-founder of MAD//Fest talks about preparing for an industry festival during a pandemic and why 'frivolous' events will be heavily scrutinised.

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.

Case study: The Las Vegas super-incentive for 3,000 people

Case study: The Las Vegas super-incentive for 3,000 people

Flight Centre’s immense Global Gathering rewarded top-performing employees from around the world.

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.

The untapped potential of informal leaders

The untapped potential of informal leaders

Management consultant Ashley Harshak explains that most organisations have people who lift their team’s performance without even realising it.

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.

Event agency wins Queen’s Award

Event agency wins Queen’s Award

Identity celebrates Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade, following a series of high-profile events.

'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.

Case study: Launching Triumph's new motorbike

Case study: Launching Triumph's new motorbike

DRPG organised the launch at Triumph's UK HQ which also announced a partnership with the James Bond franchise.

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.

How to overcome the challenges of pharmaceutical events

How to overcome the challenges of pharmaceutical events

Encouraging busy healthcare professionals to attend conferences can be tricky. Here’s how to make it worth their while...

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.

The legal conference with a K-pop twist

The legal conference with a K-pop twist

The International Bar Association tackled complex global issues, while enjoying one of South Korea’s finest exports.

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.

C&IT launches Best Places To Work 2020

C&IT launches Best Places To Work 2020

A chance for agencies to be recognised and stand out as the best employers in the events 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.

Neon gets new deputy MD from Clive

Neon gets new deputy MD from Clive

Dublin-based event agency is repositioning itself to produce more live and digital experiences.

‘I was feeling like a tortoise in quicksand’

‘I was feeling like a tortoise in quicksand’

Pico's Caroline Bee recounts her first experiences of organising events in the Middle East.

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.

Case study: Genesis launches luxury electric car Mint Concept

Case study: Genesis launches luxury electric car Mint Concept

INVNT's car launch event included a runway show, live music and dancing at a brand new venue in New York.

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.

Dear C&IT: Mental health first-aiders could help events staff in need

Dear C&IT: Mental health first-aiders could help events staff in need

Two readers call for a greater focus on mental wellbeing in the events industry.

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.

C&IT's APAC Awards open for entries

C&IT's APAC Awards open for entries

Brand new this year, C&IT will recognise the very best in events in the Asia Pacific region.

'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?

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