Coronavirus Updates

Events Industry Council discusses Coronavirus

The Events Industry Council (EIC) held a webinar to discuss the industry’s reaction to the coronavirus, which took place on 7 February. The seminar was titled ‘Industry Discussion on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Identifying Reliable Sources and Factors for Informed Decision-Making’ and was facilitated by Mark Cooper, CEO of International Association of Conference Centres (IACC). EIC’s webinar fe...

ICCA sends solidarity message to China members

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has sent the following message of solidarity in support of its 86 Chinese members over the coronavirus outbreak.

ICCA sets up liveblog to share information on coronavirus

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has announced a liveblog on its website,, which it says is designed to help members find reliable information about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.

ICCA urges industry to ‘stay strong’ as coronavirus spreads

On 3 February official Chinese figures said there had now been 17,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.

IT&CM China and CTW China postponed due to coronavirus

MICE industry trade shows IT&CM China and CTW China have been postponed due to the ongoing threat of the novel coronavirus.

Korean Air announces new measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus

With new coronavirus cases rising in China and abroad as well, Korean Air is the latest airline to announce a range of measures in response. Korean Air has formed an emergency response team to deal with the spread of the coronavirus and prevent infection of its departments such as the airport service office, flight operations, cabin crew operations, maintenance, aeromedical centre and the operatio...

Coronavirus causes postponement of UFI Asia Pacific Conference

The global association of the exhibition industry, UFI says it has postponed its 2020 Asia Pacific Conference & Digital Innovation Forum, scheduled to be held in Macau, 4-6 March.

China bans outbound group tours as coronavirus spreads

As the coronavirus outbreak grows wider, its threat to the international meetings industry has come into sharp focus with the Chinese government moving, 27 January, to ban all group tours from travelling outside the country.