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Connect Weekly: Socially Distanced Concert, Mesa Moves to Cargo & More

Abigail Sakati |

lights shining on an event stage Welcome to another edition of Aventri’s Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today’s meeting and event planners should know. We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond. Check out the top stories from the week of August 10, 2020.

The U.K.’s First Socially Distanced Music Venue Sure Looks Better Than Nothing

On August 11, at Newcastle’s pop-up Virgin Money Unity Arena, rock singer-songwriter Sam Fender performed a live show to about 2,500 British music fans. This arena is being called the first socially distanced music venue for its innovative way of organizing music goers in 500 metal platforms spaced two meters apart and fitting up to five people. In addition to keeping guests safe, these metal platforms also come with fridges to store food and alcohol that attendees could purchase before the event. Learn more about this concert.

Mesa’s Move Into Cargo Provides Pilots a New Career Path

Mesa Air Group, a regional lift provider for United and American, is tapping into the lucrative cargo market. With the decrease in travel demand, the airlines industry is looking for additional streams of revenue. Mesa’s new diversification strategy of partnering with DHL has already made them a quarterly profit of $3.4 million. This deal includes operating two Boeing 737-400F from Cincinnati and their cargo flights will begin in October. Read more about this new partnership and the benefits for Mesa, here.

Venues and Crew Make a Show of ‘Red Alert’ for Live Music and Theatre

In Manchester, out of work music industry crews took part in a march to highlight the industry crisis as part of Red Alert and #WeMakeEvents. This protest is not unique, many other entertainment members from producers to engineers to tour managers are protesting across the country. All UK venues have been closed for five months now and over 1 million workers are still in limbo wondering when their jobs will be able to come back. Read more about the protests.

The Census Bureau Must Meet – Even During a Pandemic

Even as the pandemic continues, the U.S. Census Bureau still has to meet to count and organize all the data, as they cannot virtually attend the critical orientation or do the work virtually. In order to keep counters or enumerators safe, offices across the country have had smaller gatherings with stricter sanitation and protocols. Learn more about how the Census Bureau has become innovative in ensuring its enumerators are safe, here.

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This Post was Written by Abigail Sakati

Abigail Sakati is a senior marketing major with a minor in accounting at Fairfield University. She has been interning with Aventri since May 2019 as the digital marketing analyst intern.

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