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Events Industry could come out on top post COVID-19

Mark Taylor, chief executive of The QEII Centre in London, says the business meetings and events industry’s recovery from the impact and the threat of Covid-19 could see it become even stronger.

As Alan Watts said: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

This concept, I believe, is one that will apply to the business and events industry if it is to be successful. Covid-19 has already forced changes on our organisations, and we must understand these changes, and adapt as we plan our return.

What is apparent is the situation changes rapidly. What looked likely six weeks ago is now looking unlikely. Subsequently everyone’s plans – both organisers’ and venues’ – are continually evolving. This makes it difficult to plan, but we can begin.


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