The drastic effects of the coronavirus have been felt across the globe. No matter who you are, or where you live, there is no doubt that your life has changed in some way as a direct result of this disease.

It has collapsed global economies, and left entire industries in its wake. Perhaps the worst affected by the economic downturn are small organizations that rely on social gatherings. A glimpse into one New York based event organizer reveals how the coronavirus has forced them to change course dramatically, trying to find a way to stay alive.

ZJ Events has held several successful events all over the world. With an entire industry on hold, organizers across the country have had to postpone and cancel their planned events, with seemingly no end in sight to the spread of this deadly disease. There was one question that persisted in the midst of hardship- how did the world get in this mess, and what can we do to help? Rather than put their heads down, they decided to take this issue head on.

The answer to these questions soon became evident- we, as a society, were not prepared for a disastrous event of this magnitude. Panic is when tragedy meets unpreparedness, and based on the global response to this pandemic, this phenomenon is exactly what we are experiencing. The team at ZJ came to a striking realization- there is a dying need for an event that effectively prepares us for something like this. Having experienced the harsh effects firsthand, they felt that it was their responsibility to come up with a solution. In an effort to make the world a better, safer place, they put all of their resources towards creating REDI- an event for everyone, with the goal of educating the public on how to best be ready for anything. It is their ultimate hope to make sure they have done their part in pushing the world towards a more prepared future- and believe their efforts will help save lives. They are committed to this cause, and urge all to join in helping them make our world a better place.

Their first event will be held on September 25-27, 2020 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.