Organised events may return this year – have your say how

Following the announcement of the UK’s lockdown exit strategy, venue website Hire Space has produced a survey designed to establish attendee confidence in attending events in 2020.

Respondents are invited to state how comfortable they would be attending four separate event types, within government guidelines.

Edward Poland, co-founder of Hire Space said: “Following the prime minister’s lockdown exit strategy announcement, it is likely that organised events will be able to be held in a safe and controlled manner at some point in 2020.

“It’s crucial that the industry is fully prepared for a phased return for meetings and events, and we’re working closely with venues and corporates on an accreditation scheme to allow this to happen safely, within government guidelines. Fundamental to this is establishing attendee confidence, and understanding the factors which will determine the willingness of attendees to take part in events. We’d encourage people to share this survey widely and give their views.”

The Safer Events Delegate Survey is here:

The full results of the survey will be shared at Hire Space’s virtual event for event professionals – Business Events in a Post Pandemic World – Part 1 – taking place on Wednesday 20 May. Delegates can register for the event here:

The event is the first of a three part series of events about the challenges and opportunities to be had when the industry emerges from the global pandemic and journey towards the future business and events landscape.

Sessions on the agenda include: The ‘New Normal’ Landscape Of Business & Event Strategy Beyond The Coronavirus; What Specific Actions Will Boost The Economy Of The Events Sector And Ensure Future Opportunities?; Planning Safer Meetings & Events After COVID-19; and Frequent Flyer Phase-Out? COVID-19’s Long Term Effects On Business & Events Travel.

The survey is taking place as part of Hire Space’s Safer Events programme – more details here –