The EACA hosted an Open House for all members on Friday, February 12 so we can all gather, chat and catch up on all the important information that is needed to successfully navigate the COVID pandemic until our event industry re-opens.

The Open House began in the Main Zoom room as Jim Wurm, Executive Director, provided an overview of the current state of affairs in our industry from the perspective of industry coalitions like GoLiveTogether, LiveEventsCoalition, Clean Start Tax Credit Coaltion, and the newly formed Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA).   Jim also shared insights on the 2021 event schedule based on recent conversations with show organizer clients.

This program also contained breakout rooms for members who wanted to take a deeper dive on a host of subjects and issues.  Unfortunately the attached recording does not include those breakout discussions, but here were the topics.

         Breakout Discussion Topic                                                     Discussion Leader

  • New Round of PPP as part of CARES Act                              Jason Eisenhut, Employco USA
  • Managing Cash Flow                                                               David Holloway, Eagle Mgmt
  • Union Contract Renewals                                                        Ben Power, Nth Degree
  • Future Workforce Initiative                                                       Colleen Johnson, Sho-Link
  • Safety Protocols / Vaccine                                                       Matthew Little, Nuvista

Our next Member Open House will take place on Friday, March 19 at 1pm ET, 12pm CT.