Virtual Texas Meetings Industry Day: 3:00-4:00 PM -June 22

  • Jun
    22

    Virtual Texas Meetings Industry Day

    Speakers: Casandra Matej, President & CEO Visit San Antonio; Tom Noonan, President & CEO Visit Austin; Cathy Breden, COO IAEE; Darren Temple COO MPI.

    Moderator: JJ Colburn, President & Partner, Strategic Association Management.

    Registration fee is optional. We are accepting donations that go towards Global Meetings Industry Day, April 8, 2021.

CURRENT INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Go LIVE Together Coalition Aims to Protect the Trade Show and Live Events Industry

Go LIVE Together Coalition Aims to Protect the Trade Show and Live Events Industry

DALLAS, 27 April 2020 – International Association of Exhibitions and Events®(IAEE) announced its support as a founding partner for Go LIVE Together, a coalition of 80 founding partners – representing over 4,000 companies with U.S. operations – who have joined forces to support legislative actions that will aid the industry’s recovery from COVID-19. The coalition is bound together by the belief that nothing in the world will ever replace the power and need for trade shows and live events.

“The irrefutable value of the face-to-face meetings industry is reflected by its year-over-year growth in the U.S. and global economies,” noted IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “The exhibitions and events industry is suffering a devastating setback from the effects of COVID-19 but is poised to make a comeback once circumstances allow. In the meantime, our industry needs the support of the federal government so that we may mitigate the immediate impact of this crisis.”

Events serve as a massive incubator for innovation and economic growth. Advocating for recovery funding will be essential – not only to the events industry – but to the healing and recovery efforts of the global economy, because:

  • Live events contribute nearly $1 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, with events touching every major sector that makes up the U.S. GDP.
  • In 2019, the events industry employed 3 million workers directly, with a total impact of close to 7 million jobs.
  • The live events industry employs millions of union workers, general laborers, strategists, marketers, concession stand workers, entertainers, riggers, project managers and more.
  • Over 80 percent of the companies that serve the live events industry are small, with many being women- and minority-owned businesses.

Please join our efforts in advocating for what we all already know to be true – nothing in the world will ever replace the power and the need for live events.

Let’s Go LIVE Together! #GoLiveTogether

Visit www.golivetogether.com to learn more information.

 

Click Here For COVID 19 Updates

COVID-19 Resource Center

IAEE has created a set of guidelines for show organizers to use when planning their show amidst COVID-19 concerns from their various stakeholders.       Download the IAEE Guidelines for Organizers

IAEE-Previous Recorded Webinars-We have recorded webinars that you may want to link to. Webinars Are Free to IAEE Members 

Cares Act Plan - Get information on COVID-19 Care Act Plan

NEW TRANSITIONAL MEMBERSHIP - RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Download the Transitional Membership Application 

This membership resource, keeps a member active for up to one year.

As we continue to experience the devastating economical downfall to our industry, IAEE continues to support those that may have been laid off recently. We’re offering a transitional membership that will help you keep your member benefits and stay abreast of all the new developments within the industry.

IAEE is waiving the criteria for this membership, so please fill out the form or contact membership@iaee.com to keep receiving up to date information.

Additional Industry COVID-19 Resources

Events Industry Council

Meetings Mean Business

US Travel Association

CDC Travel

CDC Health

World Health Organization

 

Sponsors

Platinum

  • Austin Convention Center
  • Freeman
  • Shepard Exposition Services
  • Visit Houston

Gold

  • Fort Worth
  • Visit Austin
  • Visit San Antonio
  • JW Marriott Austin & Marriott Austin Downtown

Silver

  • Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

Trade

  • ASP

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  • Jun
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    Virtual Texas Meetings Industry Day

    Speakers: Casandra Matej, President & CEO Visit San Antonio; Tom Noonan, President & CEO Visit Austin; Cathy Breden, COO IAEE; Darren Temple COO MPI.

    Moderator: JJ Colburn, President & Partner, Strategic Association Management.

    Registration fee is optional. We are accepting donations that go towards Global Meetings Industry Day, April 8, 2021.

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