Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance

Legislative Action Day


Legislative Action Day

Stay tuned for information about the 2022 ECA Legislative Action Day!

For the past year, we’ve been shouting from the rooftops to help our industry, our friends, our communities, recover from this pandemic.

June marks the time of year when we tell our stories directly to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. during ECA’s Legislative Action Day.

Our voices matter. Now more than ever.

On June 1, we hosted a program designed to give you the tools you need to effectively advocate on behalf of the industry. Who to contact, how to contact and what to say.

View the June 1 broadcast here. -->

On June 2, we divided into smaller groups for in-depth video conferences with key legislators. Each group had designated spokespeople to lead the meetings.

The focus of the 2021 Legislative Action Day was the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act (S.477/H.R. 1346). This important legislation includes a three-year convention and trade show restart tax credit that would help our industry bring back jobs by encouraging exhibitors and attendees to return to face-to-face business events.

How to be an effective advocate

Learn tips and tricks on contacting lawmakers, an update on HCJRA, resources and tool kits at your fingertips with Nicole Bowman, MBA, Executive Director, Exhibitions Mean Business; Tommy Goodwin, VP Government Affairs, ECA and Megan Tanel, CEM, Vice Chair, ECA.

View the video here!

State information overviews

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Thank you to our 2021 Legislative Action Day sponsors

Legislative Day sponsors