Daily COVID-19 and the events industry: what you need to know

With the rapid news and development surrounding COVID-19, Sequence is working diligently to keep ourselves and our clients educated on all things event-related.  With so much content being circulated online, we thought we could help the events community by sharing a daily list of links and information we found to be useful.  We’ll continue to add each day’s links to this URL, or you can subscribe to our blog for a daily email.  

- The Sequence Team 

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
  1. 5 Ways Event Pros Can Stay Creatively Inspired Through the COVID-19 Outbreak (BizBash) 
  2. Best Practices for Communicating Event Cancellations (Event Marketer)
Friday,  March 20th, 2020
  1. Event Cancellations In Asia Will Cost Up To $17 Billion Per Month (Forbes)
  2. Tips on Keeping Your Event Business Afloat (Special Events)
  3. Publishers Complain About Media Buyers Blacklisting Coronavirus Content (AdAge)
Thursday, March 19th, 2020 
  1. Venues are Getting a Crash Course in Postponement Clauses Thanks to Coronavirus (Fortune)
  2. Governor Cuomo Says No to New York City’s Shelter-In-Place Proposal (NBC) 
  3. These Trainers and Studios are Offering Free Online Workout Classes Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic (Shape.com
  4. How Event Vendors are Adapting Their Services During Coronavirus and Giving Back to Their Communities (BizBash)
Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
  1. The CDC Recommends Organizers Cancel or Postpone Events with 50 People or More for 8 Weeks (CNN)
  2. AICPA is offering a free webinar for Business Planning and Impacts around COVID-19 (AICPA)
  3. How Are #EventProfs Spending Their Time in the Wake of COVID-19? (BizBash) 
Monday, March 16th, 2020


Friday, March 13th, 2020

  1. Rolling Coverage: The Impact of the Coronavirus on Events (Event Marketer)
  2. Is VR the Solution to the Impact Coronavirus is Having on the Events Industry? (Forbes)
  3. Aventri Secures Three Partnerships to Offer Virtual Events (Aventri)
  4. The CDC has issued a Level 3 Warning on Travel to Europe (CDC)
  5. The EXchange: The Vendry’s Group for Event Pros (Facebook) 
  6. Event Cancelled Due to Coronavirus? Send Attendees This Swag (BizBash)


Thursday, March 12th, 2020

  1. NYCSeattleLos Angeles and San Francisco have all released statements either banning or limiting congregations of large groups.
  2. Tips for Managing Your Events and COVID-19 (Sequence) 
  3. If you want to receive live NYC COVID-19 updates, you can text COVID to 692-692 to get the latest information directly to your phone
  4. Updates on Event Cancellations (BizBash)
  5. How Are Brands With Activations Coping After South by Southwest’s Cancellation (Adweek)
  6. Questions to ask your venue about COVID-19 (PCMA)

Anything we missed? Don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know.