Let’s get positive about 2021| Lime Venue Portfolio
This meetings and events industry is about to start its comeback story, and it will return quickly, full of the learnings that come from some of the toughest times it has faced in recent history. It will be hungry.
Here’s a few reasons why; the economy is expected to bounce back in 2021; there are quietly positive noises coming out around an early vaccine which will further stimulate markets and inject confidence into consumer behaviours; and, all those people who have been starved of meaningful human connections will be looking to come out of their home offices and into face to face experiences.
2021 could be a rollercoaster ride that we all need to be ready for. So let’s march on.
Why March? It's widely predicted that by March 2021, government regulations will allow for meetings of up to 1000 people to take place, thus exponentially growing the size of our industry overnight. It is at that point our, currently limited, industry will be able to flourish.
So, here at Lime Venue Portfolio, we’re Marching into March ...
March into March is our way of getting the industry prepared for its come back story. These pages are devoted to useful content, gathered from experts and information across the industry, that will help you plan effectively.
We believe that the industry is going to try and cram at least 50% of all of the meetings postponed from 2020, into the first six months of 2021. To do that takes planning.
We’re working with industry commentators on what they think theses meetings could look like in a ‘post-Covid’ world, with a ‘new-normal’ in place, and with the industry looking to ‘#buildbackbetter’ (#clichecollection). We’ll share the latest advice from government and also some of the consumer behaviour trends which will help you book your meeting with confidence.
Keep your eye out for more content, and we’ll continue to share the latest studies, opinions and advice.
Keep watching. We’re Marching on March, are you?
#savethedate # marchintomarch #raceforspace
Function Fixers: An interview with Carrie Larwood for Lime Venues Portfolio and The Venue Collection
Carrie Larwood is Managing Director and Founder of Function Fixers. She’s also an experienced and trusted venuefinder who works closely with companies to not only find the perfect venue but to ensure that the best possible working relationship is forged and a fair contract is in place. As part of our March on March campaign, we wanted to get Carrie’s insight into the next few months in the meetings and events industry.
What does essential education and training mean?
During the second national lockdown, in accordance with Government guidelines, business meetings and events are advised against but may take place with up to a total of 30 people if reasonably necessary – for example for the purposes of work that cannot be done at home e.g. for essential training or education purposes.