Business vs Corona Virus It
Business vs Corona Virus
It is a fact that our country has been affected more than others by this virus, we are the third nation in the world by contagions.
I don’t want to talk about the danger or not of this infection from a medical point of view, in reality, a lot has been said, perhaps too much, about it and the information and the perception that has derived from it, perhaps go beyond the reality.
However, all this has certainly had the effect of making the economy sick; Yes, because the fear that has spread (has been spread) has led to a series of consequences that risk having a violent impact on the production system, on sales, on consumption, on relations between companies, on the whole system.
Measuring who and how much you will lose, for now is early, however, we already see worrying phenomena, which, although most affecting, at the moment, the countries most affected, in one way or another, will redesign some international scenarios.
This can translate for some into opportunities, for others into severe damage. It depends on how you manage to ride this crisis, on how you manage to react.
What is certain is that the scenario for our country (Italy) is not the best.
Will it be better for Europe or the rest of the world?
The analysis done by Sole24Ore leaves little doubt: tourism, fairs, trade, agriculture already count the damage, or in any case prepare to do it.
Already for Easter there are significant drops in bookings (Naples -30%, Venice -40%, Lazio -60%, Milan -30%) and the Riviera Romagnola is preparing for a difficult summer.
The industry in Lombardy has almost 6000 workers who are stationary or part-time.
Added to this is the global automotive crisis, which causes the sharp slowdown it is undergoing and will suffer in the coming weeks from the Asian market, it will also impact on the very strong component sector in Lombardy and Veneto, in fact “the workshop ”Of German cars and two regions involved in the restrictions and medical quarantine imposed due to the virus.
Trade is no better, where major slowdowns are expected due to the involvement, in this production crisis, of the most incisive provinces on national exports (Lodi, Cremona, Pavia, Bergamo, Milan, Monza, Sondrio, Padua, Venice, Treviso, Piacenza , Parma, Modena and Rimini).
The place of greatest impact for relations between companies, cultural exchange and agreements, that is, the world of trade fairs, is also suffering significant damage; just think of the past fashion week, with parades behind closed doors and canceled events, or at the Salone del Mobile, postponed for now, which brings more than 2,000 exhibitors, 400,000 admissions and which accompanies the so-called “Fuorisalone”, a circuit of 1000 events distributed throughout the city of Milan alongside the fair event. The two appointments give life, together, to the Design week: a seven days of design that generates, according to data from the Milan Chamber of Commerce, an armature of 350 million euros.
Finally, food and wine, already under attack by foreign plagiarisms, which risks suffering a strong backlash due to the possible collapse of the Chinese market and the instrumental loss of image that will favor the usual known detractors.
It is clear that in a scenario like this, you cannot stand still and watch.
You have to explore new paths, new opportunities, whoever has the courage to dare will win..
New dynamics must be built and perhaps at this moment it becomes important to learn how to make better use of technology, the internet and the web.
Many companies are postponing or canceling business meetings, fairs, risking a paralysis of their activity, or, at best, a stagnation.
The agents are sent back to the sender, the contacts are minimized (canceled?)
After this moment of confusion, here you have to think differently and meet in different ways: video calls, video conferences, dedicated chats, exchange tools, shopping portals.
Companies have a great challenge to live and win and they must start immediately, acting now.
Just in these days a startup was born that has designed and created a virtual place where companies can get to know each other and meet, where to create the basis for developing relationships and business, where you can also exchange products and services, without ever leaving your office.
A sort of big world fair, a mega virtual square where companies from all over the world can create relationships and seize opportunities.
The project has a European heart, it wants to be the tool through which the companies of the old continent can transmit their value to the world, but in reality it has a worldwide reach, because the companies of the other continents can do the same.
This is a time when new roads have to be explored, this is one of them.
Registration is free (https://buff.ly/3ci17FQ), as always, there are additional services that will allow you to give momentum, in the world, to your business.
Good challenge to all.