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10/23, 9:42 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pro Event initiative looks to save sports, event industry amid pandemic

A newly formed lobby organization was launched on Friday with the goal to save the sports and event industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative called Pro Event was presented during the ATP tennis tournament in Cologne.

"In order to free ourselves from the state of shock in which the event industry is currently in because of Corona, we must all together, sports, culture, politics and civil society, find a way to allow events with an audience despite everything - of course always with the necessary hygiene and protection concepts," Pro Event initiator Edwin Weindorfer said.

The Pro Event initiative will call for temporary financial support, as well as economic planning reliability for the event industry. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier vowed to help industries most affected by COVID-19, such as organizers of concerts, sports and other events. "We will not let them down," he stated.

Breaking the News / NP