The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the exhibits and events industry. Once Congress started to deliberate on how best to shore up the economy in the midst of travel restrictions, event cancellations and corporate layoffs numbers of industry associations and professionals launched initiatives to defend and protect organizations and employees who make their living producing exhibits and events.
These initiatives include the Congressional lobbying efforts spearheaded by the US Travel Association, the Live Events Coalition, the Live for Life effort, Go Live Together and recently the Trade Show Recovery Act.
Hosted by Jim Wurm, Executive Director EACA
- Rick Simon, Trade Show Executive Media Group
- David DuBois, Executive Director, IAEE
- Sue Sung, Sr VP Corporate Strategy, Freeman