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  • Writer's picturePaul Pini

Five top tips for the return of events

Updated: Apr 6, 2021

Following Boris’s announcement on 22nd February, we now know that some large events, like sporting, theatre and conferences, can go ahead with a limited capacity from 17th May 2021. The next point of the roadmap will then go ahead from 21st June, where there will be no limit to the number of people who can attend an event.

This is fantastic news for all of us working in the event industry. We are very much looking forward to working globally to support our clients event logistic, freight and storage requirements. Here are our five top tips for the return of events…

  1. Don’t delay your planning

Covid has had a huge effect on the events industry, with the unfortunate closure of a lot of companies within our sector. Suppliers you used to rely on may no longer be available to support you and companies who have survived will be inundated with new customers. Don’t be left behind by being the last to plan.

  1. Make sure you have up to date legislative information

Do you know the ins and outs of the new legislation requirements with regards to shipping goods in (and out) of the UK within the EU following Brexit? If not, please get in touch. Getting past the red tape and ensuring your paperwork is completed correctly is key to show success.

  1. Do not forget your PPE!

Every event organiser is going to be hot on PPE, yes some normality is returning but this will not be the pre-covid world that we remember. People will be cautious and will want to see that your stand is safe. If you don’t have a solution in place, contact our partners at Glo-Ball.

  1. Have clear agreements in place with your suppliers

Whilst the vaccination process is looking hopeful and the roadmap is seemingly realistic, there is still the chance the show dates will move. Have a clear understanding with your suppliers about what will happen if this is the case. How are your show plans, and investments into these plans, protected?

  1. Enjoy it!

Now that we have been out of work for so long, it’s really important that we remember to be grateful to be back to work and enjoy the process. We know how much you love the events industry because let’s face it, it’s not an easy industry to work in without true love for the sector!

Early mornings, global travel, problem-solving, analysing event data, post-event blues... Bring it on! We can’t wait!

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