Iceland’s volcanic eruption ‘unlikely’ to affect IMEX, says Bauer

With renewed Icelandic volcanic activity raising travel fears for those heading to international conferences and trade shows, IMEX Group Chief Executive Carina Bauer described the situation as “stable and unlikely to affect us in any serious way”.

Bauer added there was currently “no specific travel advice coming in”, but recommended checking the IMEX Travel Advisory for those with concerns.
 
“We have full plans in place, having had to formulate them last year,” Bauer added. “At present we are monitoring the situation closely but have not had to activate any plans.  Also the Icelandic exhibitors are already here, as are the Icelandic hosted buyers. If buyers have any worries at all they should contact us direct and also check the website for updates. If travel plans do become affected, IMEX will make sure that all hosted buyers are extremely well looked after.”
 
The UK Met Office has warned that the UK could feel the affects of the Grimsvotn volcanic eruption later this week.
 
Last year ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano spread across Europe causing havoc to the international meetings industry as flights were grounded several days, creating the highest level of air travel disruption since the Second World War.
 
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