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DC Event Coalition: Reopening for the Event Industry - How, When, and Where - Speaker view
David Fletcher
15:29
no rush.. I’m unemployed until 2021
Matt Dinnery
15:33
Afternoon all from Manchester, UK
Alan Wilson
15:49
G'day from Western Australia
Ise Murphy
16:09
Evening from London
Ian Mixter
16:16
Good afternoon from the english south coast
David Fletcher
16:32
and greetings from Washington’s Best Musicians
Eric Kant
16:39
Hi everyone! Eric from The Netherlands
Mark Breen
16:46
Good evening from Dublin, Ireland
Lloyd Major
16:54
Hi to all from Nottingham, UK
MelvaLaJoy Jones
16:59
Greetings our international friends, hello from DC!
Carolyn Patterson
17:02
Carolyn from Maryland checking in!
Carter Carter
18:09
Hi Everyone, Kathryne from MD
Sharon Meyers
18:32
Greetings from Northern Virginia
Peter Harrison
21:14
Good afternoon from Lancaster, UK.
David Fritz
29:28
Great sharing Drew! Thank you! You answered a lot of my questions as we do a lot of business in the hotels.
David Fritz
37:07
Well said Linda! Many good points made. Thank you.
Alan Wilson
38:30
Take the content of the "Reopening Guide" and create our "Reopening Roadmap". Thanks @Linda.
David Fritz
45:26
Excellent sharing again Drew!
Sharon Meyers
47:04
Wolftrap cancelled their summer season
Jacque Pitts
50:13
Do you think that the 4th of July event will be the intro to open air events? If its done, then everyone will jump on board.
Jacque Pitts
50:55
Great question, Rebecca!
Jacque Pitts
52:51
Will this "shared risk" notice be posted or shared with everyone to mitigate liability to event planners and vendors?
Sarah Cissna
01:01:35
Love that Steve Adelman for putting things into perspective :)
Jim Digby
01:02:35
He’s really great for that
Jacque Pitts
01:08:59
We need to speak with one voice. That's the key to change as well guidance. Unfortunately, leaving it up to everyone will be a nightmare.
MaryAnn Torres
01:10:29
@Jacque Pitts totally agree!
Sara Bauleke
01:11:09
Yes! Biggest concern I have is the eating/drinking aspect where people can't be masked. Thanks for bringing this up, Drew!
Elizabeth Duncan
01:11:44
Agreed! Thanks for talking to this, Drew!
Sharon Meyers
01:12:32
Thank you Drew!
Jacque Pitts
01:12:33
That is so true! Thanks Drew! The mingle is what guests miss. That's why we meet in person.
Sarah Cissna
01:14:31
And a recent survey says that only 49% of Americans say “yes, I will get that vaccine when it’s available” — https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/27/863401430/poll-shows-only-a-quarter-of-african-americans-plan-to-get-coronavirus-vaccine
Kelley Freeman
01:15:24
Thank you Drew!
Kim Reyes
01:16:05
We've all seen on the news what repercussions employees have had to endure when trying to enforce the rules (ie: wearing masks). As Event Managers, something we need to consider is how do we assist with enforcing these rules and support onsite staff and keep them safe.
Sarah Cissna
01:17:12
#masksarethenewscrunchies
Alan Wilson
01:17:24
In Australia, event and hospitality personnel are NOT the COVID-19 Police. Participants are responsible for physical distancing.
Laura Calderone
01:19:07
Dr. Maurano how effective would face shields or Plexiglas glass separation panels on tables be during eating?
Deborah Lesser
01:19:29
Still have to deal with the F&B issue even with masks at social events. Need to work with our F&B vendors and figure out creative ways to enable people to eat & drink in safest way possible.
MelvaLaJoy Jones
01:22:00
@deborah agreed.
Elizabeth Duncan
01:22:13
Agreed, love our caterers, just talking about the first events we do and being as safe as possible
Jacque Pitts
01:22:58
Or do only to go food options
Matt Dinnery
01:23:17
Given that a significant amount of event income is from f&b concessions, the majority being wet sales, are events sustainable without them being present?
Matt Dinnery
01:24:24
A significant number of portable toilets on events are of the plastic individual cubicle type. More can be provided, and they're exceptionally easy to clean (jetwashing is common). They can be easily spaced 2m apart, and there are several options to manage queuing around that.
Deborah Lesser
01:24:27
Some of our area caterers are already developing creative ways to serve & limit physical proximity in areas where F&B are being consumed.
Matt Dinnery
01:26:29
clear/no bags only leads to more concealment of prohibited/illegal items...
Bruce Pike
01:28:03
New Zealand has fantastic event protocols for re-opening the events industry….https://www.majorevents.govt.nz/resource-bank/covid-19-advice-for-event-organisers/
Deborah Lesser
01:28:47
Thank you, Bruce!
mark mcquade
01:29:18
Thank you for your thought on searching and arrival of patron.
Sarah Cissna
01:34:33
The “When/If You Must Cancel the Event” part of the Health/Safety Plan has become much more relevant and possible than pre-COVID days.
Bruce Pike
01:37:28
Bruce Pitts?
Bruce Pike
01:37:30
haha
Sarah Cissna
01:37:38
New phone, who dis?
Jacque Pitts
01:37:40
Thoughts on doing a training similar to the Food Manager certification that is required for food service. This may be a thing/requirement needed moving forward.
Alan Wilson
01:39:14
@Jacqui In Western Australia EVERY employee in hospitality/events MUST complete an online training course - no completed course = no work.Also - every venue must have a trained Hygiene Officer on-duty to oversee the venue Hygiene at all times. No Hygiene Officer = no event/function.
Elizabeth Duncan
01:39:41
Thank you so much!
Roger Whyte
01:39:43
Rebecca mentioeed the venue call tomorrow that has caterers on it. If you would like an invite please email lyn@abondevent.com and she will send that along. It will also be recorded and on the website.
Sharon Meyers
01:39:46
Great panel and timely information!
mark mcquade
01:39:51
Thank you great chat
Alison Bates
01:40:03
Thanks for the information!
Sarah Cissna
01:40:06
Thank you all so much! This was beyond helpful.
Alan Wilson
01:40:10
Thanks for your time and expertise panellists. Washington DC is in good hands.
Sara Bauleke
01:40:27
Thank you all for your time, this was very helpful!
Deborah Lesser
01:40:29
Thank you, everyone. Incredibly helpful.
Lillian Iversen
01:40:30
Amazing panel. Thank you all SO MUCH!
Hilary Howes
01:40:30
thanks so very much to all of you.
Sarah Cissna
01:40:32
Rewatch YES!
Tara McNamara
01:40:41
thank you!!!!!! as always SUPER helpful
Sarah Cissna
01:40:43
Would also be great to have a follow-up maybe in 14 days with this panel.
Michele Palmer
01:40:46
This was awesome! Thanks!!
David Fritz
01:40:47
Thank you very much!