When the Covid crisis hit, David Kliman, president of The Kliman Group, watched his business plans disintegrate. "The day before the lockdown, I had a full calendar — it was going to be a banner year," he says. "A day after, I had an empty calendar."
In that way, he’s like many in the industry, who faced unprecedented difficulties as the pandemic hit. But instead of mourning his lost business or idly waiting for it to come back, he picked up the phone — reaching out to industry members to ask how he could help.
In this episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, Kliman discusses what came out of those phone calls: The Events Industry Council’s APEX COVID-19 Business Recovery Task Force — an international team of industry thought leaders helping to curate and share accepted practices to help the industry recover. He also offers other tips for navigating the current crisis and positioning your business to meet the demands of a changed landscape for meetings and events.
Listen to the in-depth conversation in our latest episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, and remember to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.