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Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance

Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance

Driving economic growth. Supporting job creation. Empowering small businesses.


Who we are

Established in 2021, the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) is a coalition of leading professional, industry, and labor organizations that comprise the unified advocacy voice of the business events industry. The exhibitions, conferences, and trade shows delivered by ECA's alliance partners and their members attract exhibitors, attendees, and buyers from around the world to conduct business in the U.S. In 2022, these events led to $138 billion in direct sales and supported 2.2 million jobs nationwide.

Alliance partners

ECA's alliance partners represent all aspects of the interconnected ecosystem of exhibitors, show and event organizers, suppliers, venues, and hard-working men and women that comprise the U.S. and global business events landscape.


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Every other Friday, the new ECA Advocacy Update email newsletter shares the latest advocacy news from Washington, DC and beyond on the public policy issues that matter for the business events industry. Click the button below and join the industry leaders and advocates who are already getting the latest advocacy news from ECA! 

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Exhibitions Industry Collective

ECA is also a proud member of the Exhibitions Industry Collective (EIC), which is comprised of six leading industry organizations to drive awareness on key issues within the business events ecosystem. EIC members include ECA, the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association, the Experiential Designers & Producers Association, the International Association of Exhibitions & Events, the International Association of Venue Managers, and the Society of Independent Show Organizers.

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