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Message from RUEF on Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Dear Colleagues! On behalf of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs and myself, I would like to express my sympathy to China and it’s Citizens now facing 2019-nCoV Coronavirus as well as all affected by this disease and encourage them to hold on in these challenging times. Due to the fact that the whole industry should double efforts in restricting the spread of disease by looking at the International practices and National Government messages and Ministries of Health, I would like to summa [...]

By | 2020-02-14T13:57:45+00:00 February 14th, 2020|All|0 Comments

AUMA Statement on Coronavirus

In Germany, all trade fairs will take place as planned. The German trade fair organisers are in close contact with the public health authorities. At present, they see no reason to limit the realisation of trade shows. The health of visitors, exhibitors and additional participants has top priority. The German trade fair organisers have taken numerous measures in order to protect the trade fair participants’ health as best as possible. These measures range from specific sanitation to medical servi [...]

By | 2020-02-14T10:51:47+00:00 February 14th, 2020|All|0 Comments

TCEB Situation Update – Travel Advisory: Coronavirus on 8 February

BANGKOK, 8 February 2020: Thailand’s government and private sectors nationwide have introduced measures aimed to keep Thai and foreign visitor safe amid the spread of coronavirus. To date, there are 32 confirmed infected cases in Thailand and as many as 10 of them safely returned home after their full recovery. The remaining patients are well taken care of by the Ministry of Public Health. Throughout Thailand, government and private agencies have actively implemented measures from air to ground [...]

By | 2020-02-13T13:05:28+00:00 February 13th, 2020|All|0 Comments

Update on Hong Kong and the Novel Coronavirus Situation

Dear Trade Partners, As Hong Kong faces the challenges of dealing with the coronavirus, I would like to update you on the measures and initiatives the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) are taking to respond to the evolving situation. 1. Government measures The Hong Kong SAR Government has implemented a host of measures to combat the novel coronavirus infection, from stepping up health surveillance to putting in place boundary controls to reduce the flow of people be [...]

By | 2020-02-12T13:52:11+00:00 February 12th, 2020|All|0 Comments

TAITRA implements contingency plans during global novel coronavirus outbreak

The growing restrictions on international travel due to the novel coronavirus outbreak and general public unease have resulted in a significant number of cancelled flights and hotel bookings. International visitors can be reassured that TAITRA conducts all events in full and stringent compliance with health and safety regulations, and will continue to update and implement any necessary contingency plans to ensure the health and safety of visitors and exhibitors to all events. As of Tuesday Feb 1 [...]

By | 2020-02-12T10:03:13+00:00 February 12th, 2020|All|0 Comments

HKECIA’s updates on Novel Coronavirus

Hong Kong, 10 February 2020 - The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) is closely monitoring the impact of the novel coronavirus infection in Hong Kong and Mainland China on the event industry.  The Hong Kong Special Administrative Government (HKSAR Government) puts public health as the top priority, raised the response level under the "Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance" to Emergency Response Level on 25 Janua [...]

By | 2020-02-10T10:41:12+00:00 February 10th, 2020|All|0 Comments

Address Of His Holiness Pope Francis to the participants of UFI Global CEO Summit

Dear Friends, I am pleased to greet you on the occasion of your world Summit. This meeting is taking place in Rome, a city of faith and culture, a place of encounter of people and ideas through the ages. As leaders in the exhibition and trade fair industry, you are gathering here not merely as professional organisers, but because you seek through your work to contribute to a more just and humane global economy. In our ever-shrinking world, we are increasingly conscious that the different aspects [...]

By | 2020-02-07T13:37:15+00:00 February 7th, 2020|All|0 Comments

SACEOS rallies MICE industry to stay united and resilient in dealing with the Wuhan Coronavirus

SINGAPORE, 29 January 2020 - The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) with the support of Singapore Tourism Board (STB) held an advisory briefing today to Singapore’s MICE industry members promoting an integrated industry response and precautionary measures in tackling the evolving situation with the novel Wuhan Coronavirus. SACEOS has been engaging with Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the relevant government agencies to provide advice and proact [...]

By | 2020-02-06T13:28:05+00:00 February 6th, 2020|All|0 Comments

Meetings Industry Calls for Support Measures in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

The emergence of a new strain of coronavirus that is currently the subject of a WHO emergency international health declaration reminds us of how easily the freedom and willingness to travel for the purpose of attending business events and other face-to-face interactions can be impacted, says Kai Hattendorf, President of the Joint Meetings Industry Council. However he notes that such events also represent the best possible vehicle for addressing these and many other global issues – and for buildi [...]

By | 2020-02-05T10:01:03+00:00 February 5th, 2020|All|0 Comments

Message from Singapore Tourism Board regarding Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Dear Valued Partner, Greetings from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Happy Lunar New Year. Many of us are now hard at work dealing with the challenges arising from the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in our respective cities and countries. The single biggest impact has been the near-complete evaporation of outbound Chinese tourism, but the tourism industry in Singapore (and indeed, the whole of Singapore) has rallied together in an extraordinary effort to keep Singapore healthy and safe. [...]

By | 2020-02-06T10:41:53+00:00 February 4th, 2020|All|0 Comments