This 2020 year has been a year unlike any other in the meetings, events, and hospitality industry. After navigating Client programs that have been canceled or postponed, Event & Meeting planners are hopeful that 2021 will bring back business and some semblance of normalcy.   Event business owners, agencies, and third-party suppliers went from a thriving successful year in 2019 to a full ground stop of ALL work in March.   Many are scrambling for survival and trying to find new resources to help many survive during this crisis.

Realty of Client Meeting Programs:
I am beginning to face the hard reality of what the future may hold for Client Meeting programs.  For example, we are facing a Historic Wave of Hotel Foreclosures due to restrictions placed from the CDC / COVID-19.  Many of our client meeting programs were scheduled and placed in beautiful hotels nationally.  Our Client Meeting programs consisted of 75 up to 750 clients attending these meeting programs nationally.  All our clients and the client meeting programs stopped so abruptly.  Never did I think I would be sitting in my office in September-October with no client meeting programs scheduled.

We are entering the last quarter of 2020 year-end.  There are no client meeting programs scheduled in-person, only virtual.  We ALL must restructure and “think outside the box” to reinvent our company services.  Virtual client programs & events are great for safety however, nothing can replace the in-person meetings while greeting clients, interacting with real people versus screen/virtual and simply seeing smiling faces.  I believe in our industry we all miss the hustle and craziness in planning & executing our client meetings & special events.  We all miss the social interactions!

Virtual Client Meetings & Events:
On a positive note, my company has moved in the direction of planning, developing, and launching Client Virtual meetings & events.  TSE Staffing is capable of inviting all attendees directly, assist, and train all clients/attendees needing direction to sign-on to virtual meeting platforms.  It can be frustrating for many of those who have never used Zoom, or Microsoft Teams, and so many others.  Once you understand the platform, it is very easy to use and maneuver.  TSE Staffing can assist Meeting Planners and Companies to ease the stress in creating a large client virtual conference, meeting, or special event successfully.

My promise to myself and the many out there nationwide waiting for my Job Postings to begin.  I will stay strong, stay positive, and believe we will come back bigger, better, and stronger!

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