With no business events, conferences, congresses, concerts, festivals, or theatrical performances in sight anytime soon, the events industry needs attention to stay afloat.
Therefore, the Night of Light was announced in Germany for 22 June 2020, with the hope to initiate a dialogue between the events industry and the government. As one of the first sectors to be affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the events industry will likely also turn out to be one of the last to be able return to work. According to the organizers behind the Night of Light, this affects around three million workers across Germany alone.
To shine a light on this issue, more than 9,000 landmarks were lit up in red in the night from 22 – 23 June 2020 to draw attention to the crisis.
As the message began to spread, neighboring countries also joined in. In Denmark, landmarks like Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen City Hall and the Goose Tower in Vordingborg were illuminated in red as a mark of support with the help of SGM SixPacks an p-5s.