As the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance prepares for Legislative Action Days, which takes place June 1-2, positive news is coming from all directions.
The ECA’s top priority for legislative outreach right now focuses on the tradeshow industry’s recovery and jobs. Section 2 of the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act (S.477/H.R. 1346) brings jobs back by providing recovery measures for the convention and tradeshow industries and their workers through restart credits. Learn more about the bill here.
Recently, co-sponsors for this bill have increased from 46 to 74 in the House. The industry needs more support, and the best way to get that is to educate and connect with legislators.
That’s exactly what the ECA plans to do on Legislative Action Day. On June 1, they will host a program that is designed to give participants the tools they need to effectively advocate on behalf of the industry. Who to contact, how to contact and what to say. This program will be hosted online and is open to all, at no cost.
On June 2, participants will break into smaller groups for in-depth video conferences with key legislators. Each group will have designated spokespeople, and the ECA will provide training. Whether you are new to advocacy or a seasoned pro, we invite you to participate in these important meetings.
Watch a short video with Nicole Bowman, MBA, Tommy Goodwin and Megan Tanel, CEM as they talk about the importance of advocacy, why your voice matters and how you can get involved: vimeo.com/552182790.
The Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance represents the common interests of the U.S. exhibitions and conferences industry to legislators. A coalition of eight industry associations, ECA promotes the impact of the sector, drives general industry awareness, initiates legislation on behalf of business events, advocates for the industry’s common interests, and works with partners globally as needed, in order to maintain a favorable operating environment within the U.S. For more info, visit www.exhibitionsconferencesalliance.org