Coronavirus has brought so many ups and downs. Just when we thought it was easing and there seemed to be some light at the end of the tunnel, infection numbers rose and we are back in lockdown once again.
The events industry has taken a massive hit and it has become evident that it will be some time before large in-person events can happen again, most likely not until 2021.
I still have 1 client in limbo waiting for restrictions to lift so we can run her event, another (Business in Heels) has successfully taken their events for this year online and another has simply cancelled. I was able to return to Peppers working 2 days per week until the owners went into Voluntary Administration and the current lockdown saw the business shut down.
While I am not exactly sure what’s to come in the next 6 months, I am definitely hopeful that things will pick up. I will be working on a couple of online events this year and have a new client with a major sporting festival to run in 2021. One thing I know for sure is that people are itching to get out there and meet face to face. It will look a little different than before coronavirus with additional hygiene measures but I am sure the events industry will recover. It may just take a little longer than we would all like.
Do you have an idea for an event you are hanging out to host? I would love to hear about it!