Effects Of Corona Virus Will Be Huge On The Event Industry. Travel Restrictions, Financial Crisis, Restrictions On Crowd Gathering Are Some Of Problems Event Industry Is Going To Face In The Coming Weeks. We Took Views From Some Of Leading Event Organiser Of India. Lets Read Their Opinion.
How Much Effect Will Covid-19 (Corona Virus) Do On Event Industry?
Sairam Tadavarthy, Event Manager, Chirala
“Nearly there is 45 crew on our team there is no work since janata curfew vehicle loans worker salaries and maintances became very tough.”
Shravan Madiraju, Founder and Creative Head – Akarshana Events & Entertainment, Hyderabad.
“ITS A HUGE LOSS TO THE INDUSTRY, I AM A BIG TIME WEDDING PLANNER , March was a high season for weddings and we have 7 wedding event followed by two destination weddings in August in Bali and turkey. A huge loss to convention business / hotels / flights / good industry / tent house / flower and many small time vendors like a/c cooler fans supply.”
Sheetal Saigal, Wedding Venue Stylist, Ajmer.
“For atleast a year till the vaccine and proper cure is invented big scale events would be less ,nri weddings will be very less, people will fear destination weddings to avoid travel from air, big gathering weddings and events will not be there. Total money rotation in this industry would below which will make many junior artist ,labour ,etc suffer , big banquets will suffer, catering again as people will avoid outside cooked food,rest when we will come out of this corona the event industry would be fresh with new perspectives working culture would change would become more advance and hygienic …”
M K Nawaz, Founder, DSquareEvent, Allahabad.
“It will effect very deeply. As gathering is almost banned in the world so essentials is the main core of humanity as well as economy too. Billon dollar industry will have to think new ways of doing events business, as for the future propects.”
What Advice Will You Give To Others In The Event Industry To Survive & Comeback Out Of This Pandemic?
Mega Srikanth, Event Manager – The Incredible Events, Secunderabad.
“It is the nature of any downfall that once it reaches the trough will again change the course and progress, this is evident in any downfall. Thus there is no reason to be pessimist but focus on innovate ways to celebrate once the pandemic is over.”
Imran Ahmed, Managing Head / Business Development – DIA Events, Hyderabad.
“My suggestion or advice to event organizers and upcoming new members in the industry saves some money out of your hard work as many of the event guys does not do that I strongly recommend to this kind of people do some savings every time when you earn a portion will do from it which will help our families at such pandemic times.”
Saurabh Sureka, Event Organising and Management – Celebration Makers, Hyderabad.
“Stay positive. Plan for the New Global Social Order. Up the standards”
Dinesh Gupta, CEO – Kanak Productions, Hyderabad.
“Stay home and stay safe May be up coming month we can get back our business and its time think something different and creative themes and thoughts to improve your working skills. ”
What should event professionals consider doing?
- Monitor for changes in recommendations about events and travel, and follow guidance from health and government offices.
- Prepare for attendees to have concerns, and provide them with resources
- Share recommendations on how to stay healthy
- Anticipate travel delays for airport screenings and flight/registration cancellations
- Provide options for virtual participation.
- Prepare a communication plan to keep participants and partners informed in the case of an event cancellation.
- Provide education on health, safety, and communications protocols.
- Proactively communicate any cancellation policy changes
- Consult with legal counsel about your responsibilities, and the impact on event insurance, contracts and refund policies.
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