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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 face-to-face business events industry. The exhibitions, conferences, and trade shows delivered by our alliance partners' 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.