Joint Meetings Industry Council President Kai Hattendorf recently responds to World Health Organization and IMEX announcements on Covid-19. He has called upon all industry members to actively support measures that help restore and build confidence in event participation.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we are seeing a global wave of event postpones or cancellations due to national health measures or to costumers’ hesitation in bringing their staff to an event. In this uncertain and unprecedent situation it is fundamental to share knowledge and prepare the industry for a full recovery.
Meeting, conventions and exhibitions will play a critical role in economic recovery following the outbreak and calling on governments to take this into their decision making around support measures.
As a meeting industry, our mission is to connect people but also take care of their health. We are all in this together and if we work together and share knowledge, all segments of our industry will prevail on this unfortunate situation.
More information on: themeetingsindustry.org