Who’s Going to Pay Increased COVID-19 Related Event Costs? Last week I wrote a blog post about the impact COVID19 is going to have on the shape and design of events moving forward. In that blog I talked a little bit about the implications of COVID-19 on the cost of events. Since that time, I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and think through what those costs are going to be for us. The result is a bit scary. I looked at the cost of PPE, inventory quarantine and both the loss of revenue and the costs of space; labour costs [...]
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By: Tom Stulberg, President, Loungeworks Inc. Nothing about the way we currently plan meetings makes it easy to create compelling spaces that stimulate and engage delegates. The basic tool set: folding tables and stacking chairs, remains the dominant option meeting planners consider when designing the spaces in which their meetings will take place. To aid planners, venues offer capacity charts and diagrams for banquet, theatre, classroom, boardroom, u-shaped and O-shaped configurations. None of these configurations consider that anything other than a limited and predictable set of 30” high table options and stacking chairs are an option. Planners embrace this approach as [...]