Meetings No 25
Intro
The Art of Pivoting
Atti Soenarso: Change is the only constant in life.
Cover Story
Doing Business Worldwide Is in Our DNA
Eric Bakermans on the role of the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions.
Radar
New Tool Kickstarts Global Business after Covid-19
The first interactive mapping tool to help viewers see which Covid-19 restrictions apply to specific countries.
Psychological Meetings
Egoism, Fanaticism and Populism
A place of refuge from the miseries of life.
Radar
Virtually Real?
Geoff Donaghy on the future of virtual meetings.
Strategic Development
Sustainability – A Brand for the Thai Business Events
Thailand is a serious player in sustainability.
Intermission
Thinking Is Difficult
Ever-current Jungian words of wisdom.
Collective Action
Create Solutions That Mean We Emerge with a ­Collective Desire to Succeed
The Hague Convention Bureau, part of The Hague & Partners, won 92 international congresses in 2019.
Radar
Brisbane Capitalises on the Rapidly-Growing Digital Economy
At the heart of Brisbane’s innovation is its human capital.
Radar
Leeds Digital Festival Moved Online Amidst Covid-19 Outbreak
It is encouraging to see how a local, home-grown event can adapt and change practices.
Sharma
The 5 Devils of Fear and How to Dissolve Them
We are not born into limitation. We are taught to doubt, educated to make excuses and trained to fear.
Radar
Historical Virtual Meeting for Alzheimer and Parkinson 2020
Entirely virtual event with over 1,140 participants from 56 countries.
Transformation
The Economic and Social Footprint of Coronavirus
A look at possible business effects of the outbreak.
Kellerman
10,000 Pages Later
Roger Kellerman ponders past, present and future.
classifieds
news
Re-opening time
Dubai hotel operators,
cautiously optimistic, as tourists begin to trickle in.
one step at the time
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
gets the green light to reopen.
330 million jobs worldwide
European Cities Marketing
call for an open and permanent dialogue between European institutions and local destinations.
More than 300 people
ICC Sydney
launches industry leading hybrid event solutions.

RAI Amsterdam
one of first European venues to reopen without visitor number restrictions.
covid-19
Emirates airline refunds over $500m to passengers
Still over 500,000 refund requests.

Cologne ready for business events
trade fairs are indispensable as central business meeting points.
safety & Security
Ras Al Khaimah
becomes the first city in the world to be certified as safe by Bureau Veritas.
strong program
UFI, has announced that ICC Sydney is the winner
of the UFI Sustainable Development Award 2020.
a destination for business events
Austria Center Vienna reports strong year for events in 2019
– autumn season to determine whether 2020 is a total washout.
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New Tool Kickstarts Global Business after Covid-19

The Swedish company Safeture has launched the openupforbusiness.com website to provide people with free access to accurate and real-time information on virus restrictions so they can plan their next business or family trip. It is the first interactive mapping tool to help viewers see which Covid-19 restrictions apply to specific countries and is available to embed on other sites free of charge.

The map includes information about area lockdowns, quarantine measures, flight restrictions, school closures, and links to more information. The data is continuously monitored and updated by Safeture analysis team, a critical step since each day, there are enough updates to fill a 1,000-page book, equivalent to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

“The more people that get access to this information to make the right decisions, the faster the economy can begin to recover. Let us open up for business”, says Magnus Hultman, CEO of Safeture.

“We have access to a ton of critical data, so it makes sense for us to package it together and make it free to the world. Countries are slowly beginning to ease restrictions, so it is critical businesses. It was important for us to provide this interactive map for free and make the coding available for embedding on other sites to help the world get back on its feet and open up for business.

“We now have a full global pandemic forcing the world into lockdown. But each country and even regions have their approach to lockdown restrictions, making it difficult to keep track of the range of rules. Slowly, the world is easing its restrictions, and our free tool gathers all the available restrictions data from around the world and collects it all on one interactive map, which is the first of its kind.”

According to the OECD, the global economy misses out on around USD25 billion if the economic output decreases ten per cent each day under the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Safeture, founded in 2009, is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company based in Sweden. The company offers a complete cloud-based platform designed to manage employee safety and risk/crisis management. Through world-leading technology and innovative solutions, Safeture help more than 3,000 companies and organisations to protect what matters most – their employees.

Safeture Enterprise gives larger corporations the ability to effectively automate safety and security while seamlessly integrating the software to become a natural part of their internal processes.

The Safeture share is listed on NASDAQ First North Growth Market in Stockholm.