|by Jayne Rafter Publisher – Retail & Leisure International|
Founder – RLI Connect Global As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the UK, and across the world, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly escalated. RLI have been constantly monitoring the situation and had hoped it would improve, but sadly not and we received news early this week that The Natural History Museum, London would close to the public as of 1pm Tuesday 17 March until at least early summer, postponing all scheduled events, including our own. We are currently evaluating potential new dates and alternatives for later in the year. We appreciate your patience as we manage this situation, and will immediately communicate with you once we have finalised new plans, but rest assured RLI will be back in the Autumn to bring you the ultimate platform to connect, explore and develop business globally.
For the meantime, we will be continuing to bring you the very latest industry news, interviews and features from around the world. In light of the challenging situation we find ourselves in, it has never been more important to invest in marketing campaigns, so please continue to send us industry news and press releases. To assist and maximise visibility and recognition we will continue to send links of the next few issues to our 85,000 email database ensuring unrivalled coverage globally.
For now, we need to persevere and be proactive in looking look ahead, industry Stalwart Chris Igwe has given a sound piece of advice: “As in all crisis, we should bear in mind that there is always a ‘before’ and an ‘after’. We should focus on the latter.”
Take care and stay in touch.
We’re all in this together.