21.02.05 Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA)

Event Details

The EACA will be livestreaming a panel discussion on Friday, February 5, at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, and 11am PT, to review the Go Forward Plan emanating from the coalition that participated in GoLiveTogether.  Through lessons learned with Go LIVE Together, Exhibitions Mean Business, and other advocacy efforts, the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA)  has been formed to represent the common interests of the U.S. exhibitions and conferences industry to legislators.

The ECA will promote the impact of our industry, drive general industry awareness, monitor legislative issues, advocate for the industry’s common interests, and work with partners globally as needed, in order to maintain a favorable operating environment within the U.S.  ECA will be registered as a 501(c)6 and will be funded through “alliance partners” of existing industry associations, who would then secure the funding from their own communities.

David Audrain (SISO) and David DuBois (IAEE) will be co-presidents, reporting to a board that will be made up of alliance partners. The Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary/Treasurer positions would be elected from the volunteer Board members.

Hosted by Jim Wurm, Executive Director


  • David DuBois, President/CEO, IAEE
  • David Audrain, President, Exposition Development Co. & Executive Director, SISO
  • Chris Griffin, President of CrewXP & VP Advocacy EDPA


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