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Chair of MPI encourages members to 'reach out'

The chair of the MPI and senior VP of sales for the Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, Chandra Allison recently put out a video to members, encouraging them to reach out during these "difficult and unprecedented times."

 Allison also said that she "sent wishes from my family to yours that everyone is safe and healthy."

She said that whilst many people in the meeting and events industry are finding these to be "extremely challenging times", she found hope within the MPI community, saying: "our connections with each other have helped us thrive in the past, and make us strong."

Eventflash 09/04/20: latest events industry news in the UK and overseas


Mash Media's Martin Fullard runs through some of the week's top stories from the events industry in the UK and around the world:


- Positive action coming from Westminster


- DCMS provides fund for DMOs in England


- Supplier builds NHS staff village


- Large conference booked in Hamburg


- First exhibition in China has taken place since Covid-19 crisis - Global Meetings Industry Day 14 April


Flume webinar helps sales teams affected by Covid-19

Flume Training will be hosting a range of free courses to help sales teams across the event industry during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Flume said: “One way or another, everyone is being severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Everything that was certain has become uncertain. Businesses and individuals have been hit incredibly hard. The impact on most sales teams has been exceptional. Many are paralysed at home with nothing to sell, asking themselves, ‘What on earth are we going to do?’”