Event Industry Updates

Event Industry Updates

Join US Event Photos lead photographer Mike Gatty as he examines what's happening in the event industry. These short weekly updates are meant to give new insights to event professionals as they plan and execute live events in the coming months.

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May 21, 2022 3 min
Join US Event Photos host and lead photographer Mike Gatty as he takes a quick peek at life on the road as an event professional. Mike travels about 80 flights a year, and stays in a hotel about 1/3 of his life. Join him as he shares his best tricks to save money, score better rooms, and travel well.
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With OMICRON infection rates plummeting across the country, US Event Photos Lead Photographer Mike Gatty takes a look at the event industry and travel across the country. Live from Greenville, SC and Bassmasters 2022, Mike explores how COVID continues to impact events and travel as we move into a new phase of the pandemic.
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January 11, 2022 3 min

According to the LA Times, it is possible to be infections with OMICRON before testing positive for the virus. Event planners should not rely solely on negative PCR or Lateral Flow testing to keep attendees safe. Mike also takes a look at isolation periods after testing positive.

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December 29, 2021 3 min

Host Mike Gatty examines the OMICRON variant, and what less severe illness, lower death rates — but a more transmissible virus — might mean for event planning in early 2022.

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December 14, 2021 3 min

As the Omicron variant sweeps the world, travel and events went into meltdown. Then, the data started coming in and cooler heads are prevailing.

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November 21, 2021 3 min

This week, Mike examines what our vaccination rate should be to prevent infection surges and runaway infections.

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November 13, 2021 3 min

While cases rose 10% in the United States over the past two weeks, hospitalizations remain steady. Mike examines if we’re moving into a new phase of the pandemic, where higher case numbers reflect less severe illness and may result in fewer future disruptions to events and event planning.

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Mike explores why event participation remains dramatically soft in the last months of 2021 — and a disconnect between the health protocols event goers expect, and what event planners want to require.

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October 30, 2021 3 min

Mike examines the recent rise in COVID cases in California and what that may mean for events; loosening of restrictions on international travel.

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October 29, 2021 2 min

Live from Santa Clara, CA US Event Photos Lead Photographer Mike Gatty tackles event attendance and business travel as we return to life on the road. Mike’s unique perspective brings facts into sharp focus for these short broadcasts, and supports Mike’s own perspectives as he gives his take on what to expect in the event industry for Q4 of 2021 and heading into 2022.

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October 29, 2021 2 min

Join US Event Photos lead photographer Mike Gatty in a new series detailing what’s happening in the live event industry. This first short episode examines events, COVID, DELTA and what to expect in the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. If you are an event planner or other event professional, these insights by an industry insider shouldn’t be missed!

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October 29, 2021 3 min

Live from Atlanta, Mike explores whether asking event participants for proof of vaccine violates HIPPA laws.

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