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The Face of Events highlights eventprofs affected by Covid-19

The Face Of Events campaign has been launched by event professionals to highlight the struggles being faced by those in the business meetings and events sector. 

The aim is to create a virtual wall of portraits of those who have been affected and continue to face hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Everybody from the events and hospitality sector are encouraged to take part by simply uploading an image of themselves.

So far, more than 100 event professionals have contributed to building the wall with images of themselves. “We hope to gain the attention of press, local MPs and parliament with this initiative,” The Face of Events mission statement said.

Companies are also able to show their support by uploading their company logo onto the ‘Our Supporters’ section of the website. Current supporters of the project include Collaborate Events, Amazing Events, Event Industry Jobs.com and Event Exec.

The campaign was launched shortly after former Tory MP Edwina Currie said on Iain Dale’s Cross Question LBC show that conference and exhibition companies should be allowed to fail as “you cannot save all the puppies”.

When questioned by Dale that this would mean many companies would just go out of business, Currie said: “Well yes, they will go out of business.”

After the show, Currie took to Twitter to explain her comments further. She said: “The exhibitions we were discussing were trade exhibitions; huge numbers swanning round the Excel centre for example. Given the long lead-in time to organise them, that’s not going to happen for ages.. so no point in keeping the jobs going IMHO.”

However, The Face of Events campaign proves that event and hospitality professionals are far from giving up on their industries, and instead want to be heard, seen and valued.

You can find out more about the campaign and contribute to The Face of Events Wall here.

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