WASHINGTON — Educating legislators and advocating for trade shows and exhibitions is especially critical as states begin staged re-openings post-COVID.
In its seventh year, each June the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has coordinated Exhibitions Day to give industry professionals the opportunity to come together and foster relationships that build awareness for the industry with federal legislators and policy influencers on Capitol Hill.
Related. Register for Exhibitions Day HERE.
This year IAEE’s popular Exhibitions Day will be an interactive experience but in a different way. “Due to COVID19 and physical distancing guidelines, we have transitioned Exhibitions Day to a virtual event,” said IAEE president and CEO, David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “With almost 300 people registered to date to take part on June 3rd, our community is rallying together to make our collective voices heard that exhibitions mean business,” added DuBois.
IAEE has devised an engaging day of activities, offering the opportunity to be involved in advocacy and to work with federal lawmakers to build awareness and drive positive change for the exhibitions industry. The schedule includes workshops, self-guided activities which include harnessing the power of social media to amplify issues addressing the industry specific to the United States, and a town hall meeting. Find out more HERE.
To date, nearly 300 industry professionals have registered for the 2020 event. Last year registrants met with senators, congressional representatives and key legislative staffers on Capitol Hill during Exhibitions Day. Strategically focused, IAEE coordinated and set up meetings for attendees with their representatives so they could personally lobby and advocate legislative initiatives impacting the industry.
Reach David DuBois at (972) 458-8002 or email@example.com.