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TCEB Situation Update: Travel Advisory: COVID-19 virus on 30 March 2020

Thailand has taken more stringent measures against the outbreak of COVID-19 during the past week. The government has declared the state of emergency effective 26 March until 30 April, 2020.  In  response,  Civil  Aviation  Authority  of  Thailand  (CAAT)  has  issued  travel  advisory  to passengers  planning  to  enter  Thailand  effective  26  March  onward.  Bangkok  Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered the temporary closure of premises effective 28 March until 30 April 2020 includin [...]

By | 2020-03-30T11:58:57+00:00 March 30th, 2020|All|0 Comments

Letter from EEIA to President of the European Commission and European Council on Coronavirus outbreak

Honourable President von der Leyen, honourable President Michel, Once again, we would like to draw your attention to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the European exhibition industry. Trade fairs and business events were the first industry to be affected and the situation developed at fast pace until the total halt. After e few weeks only, we see the devastating effects of the Covod-19 situation on the exhibition industry. And we ask for support from both your institutions: please fight [...]

By | 2020-03-26T10:56:40+00:00 March 26th, 2020|All|0 Comments

Letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on behalf of EIA regarding COVID-19

Dear Mr Prime Minister, We write on behalf of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Association of Event Venues (AEV), and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), in relation to the announcement yesterday that ExCeL London is to become ‘The NHS Nightingale Hospital’ next week, and our industries plea to be specifically referenced in support packages and measures. We would like to thank you, your officials, and advisors for working tirelessly to navigate these uncharted times, an [...]

By | 2020-03-25T14:35:41+00:00 March 25th, 2020|All|0 Comments

Coronavirus: Cancellations and Postponements of German Exhibitions May Cost up to Three Billion Euro

Calculation by AUMA - Association of the German Trade Fair Industry concerning the macroeconomic impact for Germany based on ifo-survey. Germany as a trade fair venue has already been hit hard by cancellations and postponements of trade fairs. Trade fair organisers and service providers like booth constructors are already suffering from heavy financial losses. Many other branches of business are affected as well, especially the hotel and catering industry, the transport industry and numerous loc [...]

By | 2020-03-24T11:13:29+00:00 March 24th, 2020|All|0 Comments

AAXO exhibition industry update on COVID-19

We are navigating through unchartered waters as far as the COVID-19 situation goes, and no one is certain of the end. BUT the Exhibition Industry must rally together to secure our collective business futures. We stand united during this time and suggest that organisers follow the guidelines on the AAXO website to guide you through these times. Click here to read the essential tips. Sign the petition to save the SA exhibition and events industry In response to the stringent prohibitions set on th [...]

By | 2020-03-23T10:56:59+00:00 March 23rd, 2020|All|0 Comments

Trade Fairs do not Exist without Trade Fair Construction!

COVID-19 puts nearly 250,000 jobs in the exhibition stand construction at risk throughout Europe. According to a recent survey from the International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services (IFES), nearly 300 members are projected to lose approximately 50% of their annual revenue. These figures prove that COVID-19 has developed into a crisis that the exhibition stand construction industry in Europe can no longer cope with on their own. These exhibition stand companies will be vital to the ev [...]

By | 2020-03-20T14:20:23+00:00 March 20th, 2020|All|0 Comments

Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on behalf of EIA regarding COVID-19

Dear Chancellor, We write on behalf of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Association of Event Venues (AEV), and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), in relation to the immediate and potentially catastrophic business impacts our industry is facing with COVID-19. Whilst the industry recognises public health should be at the forefront of any response, the lack of specific subsequent support for the events industry is concerning, and is likely to impact on the UK’s ability to [...]

By | 2020-03-18T16:06:51+00:00 March 18th, 2020|All|0 Comments

Summary of web conference organised by EEIA on the impact of the Coronavirus spread on the exhibition industry and vital remedies needed

EU Institutions cooperate and approve measures swiftly to save companies across Europe EU Institutions open for proposals for measures to help exhibition industry effectively EEIA to collect and deliver measures with immediate effect and for medium term recovery support from all countries to EU and national governments Due to the covid-19 restrictions, the planned physical Exhibition Industry EU Dialogue in Brussels for this day had to be postponed. Instead, a web conference was organized. Over [...]

By | 2020-03-18T12:37:18+00:00 March 18th, 2020|All|0 Comments

MACEOS press statement of 18 March: Staying vigilant is key to fighting COVID-19

The current Covid-19 outbreak has caused the business events sector in Malaysia to lose an estimated total loss of over RM1.5 billion to date. In just three months (between February and April 2020), a total of 47 business events were cancelled and another 62 being postponed nationwide. Business events represents the MICE industry which comprises meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, both at local and international level. At this point of writing, the Government has just imposed the [...]

By | 2020-03-18T12:38:53+00:00 March 18th, 2020|All|0 Comments

European exhibition industry alliance welcomes Commission COVID-19 response

“We are happy that the European Commission has announced economic support measures for the exhibition and trade fair industry today that respond to our requests. This will be welcome news to all other companies in the EU, especially SMEs. Applied swiftly by Member States, they will help mitigate the socio-economic impact of this crisis”, says Barbara Weizsäcker, Secretary General. The measures approved concern supplies to the health system, support for jobs, support to companies, liquidity of fi [...]

By | 2020-03-16T10:51:23+00:00 March 16th, 2020|All|0 Comments