The best we can do during the COVID-19 crisis is to continue to learn from each other as we try to plan ahead in an uncertain and rapidly shifting world. Here are the results of the second PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) Convene biweekly check-in, conducted during the first week in May, to determine how the business events community is coming to terms with the coronavirus crisis, imagining events in the near future, and reskilling for the long term. Over the course of four days, 1,388 respondents participated (935 planners and 453 suppliers).

In this third PCMA COVID-19 survey, a new question was introduced for those who are in the business of attracting, hosting and supporting attendees from all over the world. In the absence of a therapeutic treatment or vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, what is the farthest distance you would consider traveling to a business event in 2020, assuming there are no financial or regulatory restrictions placed on travel?

COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard (May 4th – 7th): Survey and Analysis (PCMA website)

COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard (April 20th – 23rd): Survey and Analysis (PCMA website)

How is COVID-19 Changing the Business Events Industry? (PCMA survey)

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