We've been here for you for 12 years, we're here for you now, and we'll be here for you in the future! We're in this together, so to help us all through these uncertain times we're creating and curating news and resources on this dedicated page to support meeting, conference and event professionals looking for information, motivation and wellbeing inspiration to navigate through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. We might be working remotely but please do get in touch, we're still here for you 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday.
Welcome to our resource page to help you and your team navigate your way through COVID-19.
It's a hugely challenging time for the event industry, the UK and the world as a whole. But the industry is a highly flexible and adaptable one — constantly evolving to meet new challenges and attendees' needs.
Event trends that we've predicted to be some years from the mainstream now feel primed to become totally normal in a matter of months, if not weeks? In response to this we've put together some resources to help you and your team adapt to and prepare for a new age of events and events planning.
KEEPING EVENTS MOVING
ICE LOOKS TO PREDICT LIFE AFTER COVID-19
ICE has begun a series of research and focus group initiatives, within the corporate event community, that will look to understand what the future of the meetings and events market could look like post-COVID-19.
STRESS MATTERS SUPPORT SERVICES
Stress Matters have set up a confidential support line for all #eventprofs. Text 07481 362 111 today!
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR MEETINGS SCHEDULE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
At the moment its difficult enough to ‘manage’ just about anything. As an industry we are in unprecedented times, and with a changing situation which only adds to instability. There is no real textbook to get through this, but if we work together, we know we can, and we will.
EVENT INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS ADVICE
If you're not sure where to turn for the latest advice and information, take a look at our regularly updated list of trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries who are providing important information for their business members and networks on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
SELF CARE DURING SELF ISOLATION - EVENTWELL FREE WEBINAR
EventWell will be hosting a complimentary webinar, with a panel of event professionals trained in mental health first aid and wellbeing to help you stay balanced and well during self isolation.
CREATING YOUR NEW NORMAL
A blog from one of our 'friends of LVP' network. Laura Capel-Abra from Stress Matters discusses what it means to adapt to the new normal.
WORKING FROM HOME - LEARN AND ADAPT
Having been in self-isolation after returning from Italy recently, Morag Freathy Managing Director B&I at Compass Group shares her tips on how to stay well and effective whilst working from home for extended periods of time.
WORKING FROM HOME TIPS
With the current Coronavirus crisis are you working from home? While working from home might be new to some of us there has been an explosion of the flexible working trend in recent years. Just 46% of UK workers still operate within the standard 9-5 office environment and many employees now choose to work part time, do a job share or, increasingly, work remotely from their own home.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID - CHANGING MINDSETS
With Stress Awareness Week approaching next month and Covid 19 impacting the way we work, we thought it was the perfect time to highlight the importance of keeping in touch with team members and continuing the important conversation around mental health.
THE POWER OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, with many companies expanding globally and the huge boom in remote working and other flexible arrangements, it can be tricky getting the team together in one time and place.
THE ROLE OF VIRTUAL TOURS
Virtual Tour technology is proving to be an invaluable tool in supporting the venue booking process...
8 TIPS FOR HOSTING EFFECTIVE VIRTUAL MEETINGS
If you do them right, virtual meetings have the potential to be more worthwhile than the traditional set-up.
THE FUTURE READY MEETING
With so many changes happening in such a short period of time it can sometimes be hard to predict what meetings will look like in the next few years. But in this sudden new age of meetings we need to be prepared.
Being socially isolated doesn’t mean you should be skipping breakfast. Whatever your profession, breakfast is an important meal that helps get you off to the right start and energise your day. We've been working with our venues to put together some recipes to help start your day with an energy boost.
Now that you've got 24hr access to your kitchen the culinary possibilities are endless. Why not break up your day working from home with some of our exciting recipes recommended by our venues?
In challenging times It’s important to have a little indulgence every now and again - this dessert is inspired by our winter menus and is a dish that you can DIY with ease in your own home...