The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Events Industry

coronavirus and events industry

What is The Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. For more information please visit the World Health Organization:

What Is Happening

In an industry that relies on the interactions of people, the events industry should not take this threat lightly. Travel bans and restrictions are being introduced in several countries. Schools, offices and various business are closing their offices to prevent the expansion of the virus. There have been many cancellations in the event world as of late including the decision to cancel the Geneva Motor Show in March. Coming from the Swiss Government, they have ruled that all events with more than 1000 attendees will be banned. This is a pro-active ruling to combat the Coronavirus disease, and to minimize transmission in the general population.

As well as larger scale events, the Coronavirus is also having major effects on smaller meetings as well including conferences, exhibitions, company meetings, family occasions, parties and much more.

Event Solution

EMS Event is a Central London based event hire company supplying tech of visual and audio for corporate events. Over the last few months, there has been a surge of bookings for live event streaming. EMS Events can offer and deliver a virtual form of your event to the world. Your audience will be able to ‘attend’ and contribute to your event, all without them leaving the comfort of their own homes.

EMS Events can share a wide array of options such as; presentations, keynote speeches, guests and Q&A’S. EMS Events can perform all the options through our live streaming service.

EMS Events are corporate leaders that can connect the world virtually and have united thousands of corporate personnel from the UK and internationally over the years.

Audiences can connect from the workplace, home, mobile or wherever they are in the world with a simple internet connection. Live streaming is secure with many options including password protection and chat integration, enabling you to continue with your meeting during this time of uncertainty.

Creating Strong Ties With One Another:

We need to start building bonds between our internet and face to face communications. The camera should not be used a barrier between oneself and others, instead it should be used as a portal to connect amongst people. Bringing the world and its people closer.

Helping the World and Its Population:

Sustainability has quickly become the focus of many businesses. The carbon footprint would be reduced by a significant amount if people didn’t need to travel. The only way that could be achieved is if we as human beings become diligent and make an active change. We need to focus on building a better earth and endorsing sustainability.