COVID-19 Resources for Event Professionals

Posted by nroames on Mar. 8, 2020  /  Education  /   0

COVID-19 Resources for Event Professionals

After the recent cancellation of SXSW, SGMP NATCAP realized that many event professionals are facing the dilemma of cancelling their events due to the recent coronavirus outbreak.

While many planners and suppliers in the government market are only part of the cancellation discussion, your expertise will be relied on to make the best decision for your company, agency or venue. We will update this list of resources as more information becomes available.

This novel coronavirus outbreak was given the name COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) on February 11, 2020. For more information about COVID-19 please see:

New Coronavirus Disease Officially Named COVID-19 By WHO – NPR

WHO Press Conference February 12, 2020

John's-Hopkins Global Tracking

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – CDC

Latest Updates from WHO on the virus

Events Industry Council “Statement Regarding COVID-19 to members, partners and the events community”


Event Industry Webinars

EIC has posted two webinars on their COVID-19 resources page – “Discussion of critical insurance and legal considerations for event professionals” and “An industry discussion on COVID-19: Identifying reliable sources for informed decision-making”

PCMA is planning webinars that will be available March 10-March 19


Event Industry Podcasts

Meetings Today Podcast – “Coronavirus Cancellation and Attrition Liability Must-Knows


Event Industry Articles

What Business Event Professionals Need to Know About the COVID-19 Coronavirus” -- PCMA

COVID-19: What to Say on Your Event Website” -- PCMA

“Travel Businesses Face Huge Coronavirus Costs as Insurance Coverage In Question” – Reuters

“How Major Shows This Spring are Forging Ahead Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak” – Trade Show News Network

“In a Crisis, Can Your Meeting Go Digital” – PCMA

“Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Cancelling an Event and Liability Risks” – Event Manager Blog

“Key planning recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak” – WHO

“SACEOS Rallies MICE Industry to Stay United and Resilient in Dealing with the Wuhan Coronavirus” – Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers

“Destination Management During a Crisis” – Destinations International

“10 Coronavirus Crisis Communication Tips” – Meetings Today

“The Coronavirus: What Travelers Need to Know” – New York Times

“Banning events doesn’t ‘work as well as people think’ in combatting coronavirus” – Event Industry News

“Preparing Events for a Global Heath Threat” – Meetings Net

“Coronavirus Forcing Big Meetings to Take Action” – Meetings Net

“How to Protect Your Attendees from Coronavirus” – Smart Meetings

“Hilton Predicts Ongoing Impact From Coronavirus” – Skift

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public” – WHO

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel” – CDC

“5 Key Insights for Leading Your Organization Through the COVID-19 Outbreak” – Convene

“All Your Coronavirus Travel Questions Answered” – Wall Street Journal






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