MAU Vegas 2020 | COVID-19 Update
Updated March 27, 2020
The primary reason to participate in an event like MAU Vegas is to connect with others in the industry. For that reason, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone MAU Vegas 2020 until the Fall — Tuesday, September 1 – Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have monitored the developments very closely and put thoughtful consideration into our next steps, including open and honest discussions with our customers, partners and staff.
We extend our deepest concerns for those impacted by the virus and encourage everyone to stay safe as we proceed through these uncertain times. The spirit of MAU Vegas has always been, and will continue to be one that prioritizes the experience for our customers and staff—experience that includes the health and safety of each person joining us at the event.
With the original event dates quickly approaching, we understand that many of you have already made your plans to attend. We will be sending communication out to each customer, speaker and approved applicant over the next several days. If you do not hear directly from us, please contact us at email@example.com and the appropriate member of our team will respond as soon as possible.
If you have made hotel reservations with the MGM Grand, please cancel as soon as possible. We will be providing new booking information for the fall dates soon. We also suggest that you visit your airline provider’s website or contact their customer service regarding your changes as many of the major airlines are now offering change vouchers.
Thank you again for your patience and understanding. We are so grateful to be part of this innovative, collaborative and supportive industry—thank you for being part of it too!
COVID-19 Clarion Events, Inc. Customer Updates
Updated May 19, 2020
The Impact of Face-to-Face Events
Our focus as tradeshow and enthusiast event organizer is to build strong, long-lasting partnerships with industry stakeholders with the understanding that together we create a successful, productive marketplace. Now more than ever, our focus turns to our customers as we have an obligation to lead the way for our industry to get back to business and provide you with a safe and productive environment to do business.
Additionally, the events business has a direct impact on economies and job creation. The events business brings revenue to local economies as attendees spend money traveling to the location, filling hotel rooms, utilizing local transportation options (taxis, ride sharing, car services, public transportation), and filling local establishments like restaurants and bars.
What if the live event cannot take place
While we believe in the power of face-to-face events and what they deliver; our focus is on what our customers need now and in the future and how we can deliver the experience to best meet those needs. Our teams are talking with our customers and working on a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of each market we serve including – virtual experiences, webinars, matchmaking of buyers and seller and industry roundtables, virtual product demonstrations, hosted buyer niche events and more.
Addressing health and safety
Our team is following the government guidelines issued by the CDC and state and local officials with regards to the ongoing situation of the coronavirus/COVID-19. Ensuring the safety of all exhibitors, attendees and staff at our events is our top priority.
We understand that ensuring exhibitors and attendees feel safe returning to events will be a critical first step in delivering an exceptional experience for you. We are working with SISO and AEO, two leading event organizer associations to further create new high standards in safety in events.
We are working as a collective industry to enable events and trade shows to open safely by following essential safety guidelines that adhere to the best medically backed scientific practices for the safety and well-being of attendees, once stay at home orders are lifted. Additionally we are working with our travel partners, venues, hotels and the Convention & Visitors Bureaus in the cities our events operate in to protect your health and provide you with a safe and productive environment for you to conduct business.
Our precautionary measures begin in our event planning stage and continue through your arrival at the event and a post-event review to protect all of our customers with the support of our partners and contractors including:
I. Ensure personnel and personal safety
II. Enablement of physical distancing
III. Increase health and safety measures
IV. Implement crowd control
V. Communication of policies and changes
We want to help you get back to business through the support of live events while still ensuring you can fully enjoy the face-to-face experience that allows you to feel safe and have a peace of mind.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org