The newspapers report that the airline industry is losing $ 200 million each day as a result of the volcano in Iceland and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight. According to reports there have been over 6.7 million travelers stranded. These include travelers who vacation, conduct business and attend exhibitions.
What has the effect of the cloud of volcanic ash done (and continues to do) to the exhibition industry. We were just creeping out of the worse recession since the great depression and nature steps up to tell us, not so fast.
If ever there was a time for the exhibition industry to began sharing the effects they are feeling and the plans they are putting in place to mitigate the damage, it’s now. UFILive was created specifically for situations like this where we have no precedent to fall back on. We are all in uncharted territory and need to talk to each other now more than ever.