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ECA Applauds Additional Funding to Reduce Visa Wait Times

The Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA), the unified advocacy voice of the business events industry, applauds the inclusion of supplemental funding for the U.S. Department of State to reduce visa wait times as part of a six-bill package of fiscal year 2024 government funding bills. The legislation provides the U.S. Department of State $50 million…

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Industry Organisations Unite to Form Exhibitions Industry Collective

Today the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) announces the creation of the Exhibitions Industry Collective to drive awareness on key issues within the exhibitions ecosystem. The Exhibitions Industry Collective is comprised of six key industry organizations including ECA, Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA), Experiential Designers & Producers Association (EDPA), International Association of Exhibitions &…

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ECA Releases 2024 Public Policy Agenda

From Conference & Meetings World: With US Congress nearing its return and state legislatures starting to gavel in nationwide, the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) industry lobby group has released its 2024 public policy agenda in the United States. ECA’s alliance partners and board of directors have identified five key areas of focus for the…

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ECA Supports New Legislation to Address Visa Delays

The Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) applauds the introduction of the Visa Processing Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation that was introduced on July 27 by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS). The legislation addresses the long visitor visa appointment wait times that are impacting the business events sector. From TSNN…

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New from Exhibitor Now, ‘The Association Focus Podcast’

Tommy Goodwin from ECA, Mark Johnson from The Exhibitor Group and Mike Morrison from WS Display present a new Bi-Weekly Podcast to focus on Advocacy in the Trade Show, Live Event and Experiential Marketing industries in today’s world, with focus on the industry associations and their latest news and information for industry listeners.

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Iceberg Ambassador Tommy Goodwin Leads ECA Anti-Fraud Movement in US

A government crackdown on impersonation fraud targeting the business events industry may soon become a reality thanks to efforts spearheaded by the Exhibition and Conferences Alliance and its 10 professional, trade and labor associations, in addition to numerous other industry entities that make up the face-to-face business events industry. From TSNN…

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