It has been reported that 126,000 event jobs have already been lost, with hundreds of thousands more at risk as the furlough scheme comes to an end
“The business events sector which underpins economic growth for all industries, has today been further decimated,” said Lex Butler.
Business events for up to 30 may continue to run, it has been confirmed.
The news comes hours after the prime minister, Boris Johnson, announced that conferences and exhibitions will not be allowed to run from 1 October.
The confirmation comes four days after the prime minister introduced the 'Rule of Six'
Addressing the nation from Downing Street, prime minister Johnson outlined plans to restore life to as “normal as possible”
Over a third of 197 responding venues (34%) are reporting values between £1,000,000 and £5,000,000 for lost business as a result of Covid-19, according to latest research data from the Meetings Industry Association
In guidance updated online, 17 August, face coverings must now be worn in England’s exhibition and conference centres
Previously, exhibition and conference centres were specifically not permitted to run any events at all
Previously, business events for up to 30 people were to be allowed to happen in certain venues from the beginning of August, before being thrown into doubt