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COVID-19 outbreak: Status updates

Interactive webinar: Global Conversations on Current Challenges

We hope you enjoyed our interactive webinar on Wednesday 25 March! We will publish recordings of the webinars in our Knowledge Hub as a follow up. In the meantime you can find links to the Facebook videos below.

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Join the conversation on social media using hashtag #ICCAGlobalConversations.


Global conversations on crisis communication with Tina Altieri 

Expert in Crisis communication Tina Altieri, (Media Australasia Xchange (MAX)) joins us to talk about crisis communication. Did you have a crisis communication plan in place? If not, how do we act and prepare for what is to come?

View the webinar on crisis communication on our Facebook page.

Global conversation on contracts & insurance vs long term partnerships  

We explore the different perspectives on the current COVID-19 crisis: from an association, a professional congress organiser, a destination and an insurance broker. What is happening in their organisation at this moment? What are the potential legal consequences? And what is smart to do in light of the typical long-term relationships in the international meeting business?

View the webinar on contracts & inurace vs long-term parnerships on our Facebook page.

Global conversation on online alternatives for face-to-face meetings

We discussed how to make the move to digital and the processes to implement online alternatives to face-to-face meetings. 

View the webinar on online meetings on our Facebook page.

COVID-19 Outbreak

On 30 January the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 (or Novel Coronavirus) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. 

When facing uncertainty or crisis, identifying reliable and timely sources of information is critical to making responsible decisions. We have put together this status update blog to help you find reliable information about the COVID-19 outbreak and to share meetings industry-related resources with the global ICCA community of meeting suppliers and associations. 

If you have any additional useful information that you would like to share, please email us

"This is the time for facts, not fear. This is the time for science, not rumors. This is the time for solidarity, not stigma. We are all in this together."

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization 

Regularly check the latest official information 

In general, it is good practice in situations like these to stay calm, communicate responsibly and follow official health and travel advice. Download our whitepaper Crisis Management for Meetings for tips how to deal with crisis situations. We suggest to regularly check the latest official information on the virus of global health organisations and follow your National Travel Advisory Board's official foreign travel advice.