Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance

Legislative Action Week


Legislative Action Week

ECA Legislative Action Week 2022

Legislative Action Week 2022


ECA Legislative Action Week will take place virtually from June 6-10, 2022.

This week-long virtual event will bring together advocates and leaders from across the business events industry to meet with their members of Congress about the vital role that face-to-face business events play in expanding economies and helping communities across the United States recover from the devastating economic and employment impacts of the pandemic.

ECA Legislative Action Week will focus on the vital steps that Congress can take to help get our industry back to business, including providing relief to small businesses, restoring communicable disease coverage to event cancellation insurance, and supporting the full restoration of visa processing at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.

On June 6, ECA will host a preview session with a policy issues overview and interviews with key policy-makers and industry leaders. Virtual Congressional meetings will take place from June 7-10.

As we emerge from the pandemic, advocacy has to be part of our industry’s DNA going forward. This year’s Legislative Action Week is an important opportunity for all of us nationwide to come together to make our voices heard virtually on Capitol Hill!


2022 ECA Legislative Action Week Preview Videos

To get you ready for 2022 ECA Legislative Action Week, here is a series of short videos on the latest developments with ECA, our issue priorities, and virtual advocacy best practices.

Video #1: ECA Update featuring

  • Hervé Sedky, President and CEO, Emerald Holding Inc. and ECA board chair
  • David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, President and CEO, International Association of Exhibitions and Events and ECA Co-President


Video #2: Small Business Issues featuring

  • Chris Griffin, Business Leader, CREW XP and ECA board member
  • Dasher Lowe, Executive Director, Experiential Designers & Producers Association


Video #3: Pandemic Risk Insurance featuring

  • David Audrain, CEM, CEO, Society of Independent Show Organizers and ECA Co-President
  • Jeff Evans, Director, Public Policy, American Society of Association Executives


Video #4: Virtual Advocacy Best Practices featuring

  • Elizabeth Maier, Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • David Lusk, Founder, Key Advocacy


Keep an eye out for more ECA Legislative Action Week preview videos coming soon!

2022 ECA Legislative Action Week Resources

Here’s where you can find meeting scripts, state one-pagers, and a social media toolkit… all the resources you need for a successful ECA Legislative Action Week.


Thank you to our 2022 Legislative Action Week sponsors

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