ECA Legislative Action Week took place virtually from June 6-10, 2022.
This week-long virtual event brought 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 focused 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.
As we emerge from the pandemic, advocacy has to be part of our industry’s DNA going forward. This year’s Legislative Action Week was an important opportunity for all of us to come together to make our voices heard on Capitol Hill!
Here is the ECA Legislative Action Week kickoff broadcast video, produced by platinum sponsor CNTV!
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
Thank you to our 2022 Legislative Action Week sponsors!