LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- IMEX America, which was set to take place at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas from September 15-17, has been cancelled. Ray Bloom, chairman, and Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group announced the cancellation on the event’s website today, stating that global lockdown and travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are to blame. Bloom and Bauer released a joint … Read More about IMEX America 2020 cancelled
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DALLAS, Texas -- The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) released a white paper recently titled, Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events, Version One, to provide information for exhibition and event organizers when planning for and producing an exhibition during a pandemic. “Although we are eager to get back to our usual face-to-face business … Read More about IAEE publishes white paper on considerations for safely reopening events
TORONTO, Ont. – After careful consideration and consultation with the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), we, Newcom Media, have made the difficult decision to cancel the Canadian Meetings + Events Expo this coming August. Delivering a safe and successful CMEExpo during this time is our top priority and it has become clear that doing so will not be possible as the fight against COVID-19 … Read More about CMEExpo 2020 cancelled
The handshake is a traditional greeting that dates all the way back to the 5th century B.C. But in light of COVID-19, and many health officials are warning to avoid handshakes to prevent the spread. Check out this Time article that investigates what could replace this ancient greeting we are all so used to. … Read More about What will replace the handshake in a post-pandemic world?
WATERLOO, Ont. – The Federal government announced on Sunday that it is investing $30 million into the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) to provide financial relief to destination marketing organizations across southern Ontario that have experienced revenue shortfalls. According to the press release, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the tourism sector to suffer greatly as travel … Read More about Government of Canada invests $30 million to destination marketing organizations
MONTREAL, Que. -- Air Canada is offering customers a choice of nearly 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world with an abridged schedule this summer. Along with its new hygiene and cleanliness policy, Cleancare+, the airline customers can book their travel with confidence as cancellation options are retroactive to March 1, 2020. "Air Canada has put in place an abridged … Read More about Air Canada offers customers choice of 100 destinations this summer
Canadian Meetings + Events Expo (CMEExpo) has launched a brand-new virtual learning series for meetings and events professionals called the Speaker Series. The new virtual webinar series will feature exclusive interviews with top industry leaders and experts about topics that matter to you. “I’m excited about the possibilities surrounding the CMEE Speaker Series,” Melissa Arnott, director of … Read More about Introducing the CMEExpo Speaker Series
TORONTO, Ont. -- BBW International operating as BBW Event Staff announced this week that it will be shifting its service during the pandemic. The company is proposing to provide what it is calling, "COVID Safety Ambassadors" to help businesses safely reopen. Sheila Wong, senior vice-president and co-founder said: “We have been left with no option but to pivot our business. If we don’t do … Read More about BBW International pivots service during COVID-19 pandemic
MONTREAL, Que. -- Air Canada and WestJet announced this week new measures they are putting in place to give customers greater peace of mind when travelling. Air Canada announced Air Canada CleanCare+ today, its new program for personal safety and enhanced aircraft cleaning to give customers greater peace of mind when travelling. According to Air Canada, the program was designed to reduce … Read More about Air Canada and WestJet announce new sanitary measures