A message from our CEO, John Martinez, regarding COVID-19

By Xane Richards |

March 16, 2020

The Shocklogic team wants to reassure you that you can count on our support, and our industry is open for business. In light of the current challenges that we are facing at the moment, we stand by AIPC, ICCA and UFI in saying “Our Events are Open for Business”.

Dahlia El Gazzar, CEO of DAHLIA+Agency, made this important statement: “I understand that this is a crazy time right now. It’s time to be creative, collaborative and pivot.”

During these difficult times, we want to let you know that we are currently supporting clients to
host virtual and hybrid meetings. We have been implementing virtual meetings with our partners across the globe for a few years now. This means that we can still build an online programme, and add a link to each session, with access to a webinar. We can certainly create parallel webinar rooms for parallel sessions too.

Some of our association customers are using their mobile apps to communicate with their audiences/members, and also to view video/live presentations, statements from boards and holding discussions.

These are options that we are happy to discuss further, if they are of interest to you.

We would also like to
share this article containing key planning recommendations for mass gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak.

This quote from
Kai Hattendorf (CEO, UFI; President, JMIC) sums our feelings up well: “We are a resilient industry. We have shown that in the past, we will show that again. We are all in this together.”

If you are based in the UK, we would appreciate it if you could
sign this petition, for the government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19.

The Shocklogic team are naturally set up to work from home, and will continue to be here to support you.