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UAE conference provider sees 500% growth in subscriptions over virus spread

Global demand for Meetupcall has rocketed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

UAE conference provider sees 500% growth in subscriptions over virus spread

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UAE-based conference provider Meetupcall has reported a 300 percent increase in global enquiries and a 500 percent rise in new subscriptions in the UAE since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Initial spikes came from clients doing business in China, where the virus was first discovered at the end of last year.

However, CEO Simon Moxon revealed total customer usage has seen a 40 percent week-on-week increase over the last four weeks as more and more employers adopt work-from-home policies to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

He said: “Remote working is not a new concept. While more conservative industries such as banking and legal firms have been rooted in traditional office-based working, industries such as technology, marketing agencies and sales organisations have been reaping the benefits of hot-desking and remote working for quite some time.

“However, during the past two months, we have seen a marked increase in enquiries from businesses recognising the need to embrace change and adapt to the reality that modern, remote working is rapidly becoming the new norm.”

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