Editor’s Note: This article is provided for general information purposes and does not constitute legal advice. *** COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the meetings and events industry – that’s no secret. And among the cancellations and postponements, more event professionals are looking closer and harder at something that would barely get a second look before – contracts. That’s right. Event … Read More about How and why contracts might change thanks to COVID-19
Here at CMEExpo.ca, we know how important COVID-19 news is to our industry. Below is a list of compiled articles we've put together to keep you up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 news for our industry.
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It's no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the meetings and events industry greatly. Most event planners are feeling the pressure to postpone their event to the fall, and in essence, re-plan their event all over again. Some event planners have had to cancel their event entirely. But there is another solution to saving your upcoming event – going virtual. Making your event virtual … Read More about How to make your (now) virtual event a success
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the restrictions and challenges its created to the meetings and events industry, Meetings Mean Business Canada announced today that its Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) will be going virtual this year. Scheduled for April 14, 2020, you can join Meetings Mean Business Canada as it hosts GMID as an online virtual event starting at 12 p.m. EST, 9 a.m. … Read More about Global Meetings Industry Day 2020 goes virtual
Being an event professional in these unprecedented times is challenging to say the least. With more and more events being cancelled and postponed around the world every day, planners are left with so many questions and uncertainties not only about their own events, but about the meetings and events industry as a whole. To answer these questions, CMEExpo spoke to Clark Grue, chairman of Meetings … Read More about How to navigate as a planner in these unprecedented times
TORONTO -- The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has found a way to help others during this time of global uncertainty and COVID-19. After many postponed and/or cancelled events at the MTCC, employees banded together to donate its food surplus to local shelters and other charitable organizations. "These food items were from cancelled or postponed events and included things like milk, … Read More about MTCC donates extra food from postponed or cancelled events to local charities
With many people working remotely as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, it can be hard for people to focus and stay productive. Fast Company has put together a list to help you stay level-headed while working during these trying times. Click here to read the article. … Read More about New to working from home? Here’s some helpful tips to keep you focused
In light of major events and meetings being cancelled around the globe due to COVID-19, the new coronavirus, there are no doubts event planners everywhere have questions about their own upcoming events. To answer these questions, CMEExpo reached out to Clark Grue, chairman of Meetings Mean Business Canada, to put together a comprehensive guide on what event planners should be doing during the … Read More about What event professionals need to know about COVID-19
FRANKFURT -- IMEX Frankfurt that was set to take place May 12-14 in Frankfurt, Germany has been cancelled amidst the coronavirus concerns. Ray Bloom, chairman, and Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group announced the cancellation on the event's website earlier this week. The news came after German health minister Jens Spahn called for a ban on events in the country with more than 1,000 people in … Read More about IMEX Frankfurt 2020 cancelled
Vulture has compiled a list of all events, concerts, festivals, and productions cancelled amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to prevent the spreading of the virus. Check out the full, updated list here. … Read More about A definitive list of events cancelled because of COVID-19
In the midst of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, here are some tips from Wired on how you should be safely disinfecting those devices you handle every day. Click here to read the full article. … Read More about How to disinfect your smartphone and keyboard properly
BARCELONA - The Mobile World Congress (MWC), that draws more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, was cancelled recently after a mass exodus by exhibitors due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak. “The GSMA has canceled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern, and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event,” … Read More about Mobile World Congress cancelled over coronavirus fears
Travelling a lot for meetings and events and don't exactly know how you can take those extra steps to keep yourself healthy? Learn how USA Today says to properly disinfect your airplane seat. Click here to read the full article. … Read More about How to stay healthy on the plane amidst coronavirus concerns