The EACA conducted a live webinar on Friday, February 5 to discuss plans for the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (a/k/a ECA), a newly organized coalition of event industry associations, that has been formed as the industry’s Go Forward Plan 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 established to represent the common interests of the U.S. exhibitions and conferences industry to legislators.

The ECA’s stated mission is to 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.

Hosted by Jim Wurm, Executive Director

Our panel consists of the Co-Presidents of EAC and one of the aforementioned alliance partner Board members

  • David Audrain, President, Exposition Development Co., Executive Director of the Society of Independent Show Organizers, SISO, and Co-President of ECA
  • David DuBois, President/CEO, Int’l Assn. of Exhibitions & Events, IAEE and Co-President of ECA
  • Chris Griffin, President of CrewXP, VP Advocacy Experiential Designers & Producers Assn, EDPA and a Board Director of ECA