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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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Business Events Industry Advocacy with Tommy Goodwin

Tommy Goodwin, Vice President, Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance, and Iceberg Ambassador, talks about the challenge of getting Visas to enter the U.S. and the impact that has had on the industry, the Kentucky legislature (failed) attempt to tax space rental for exhibitors and sponsors, and more. From Trade Show News Network…

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Elevating the Business Events Industry Starts With Advocacy

Iceberg Ambassador Tommy Goodwin, Vice President, Government Affairs for the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance, discusses the value and power of advocacy for the meetings industry. ECA has spearheaded a number of programmes to help small businesses and key stakeholders across the industry within the US. From Skift Meetings…

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ECA Announces 2023 Public Policy Agenda

With the new Congress being sworn in today, the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) has published its 2023 public policy priorities. For 2023, the ten ECA alliance partner organizations have identified four key areas of focus for ECA: Ensuring a favorable operating environment for the industry going forward… From Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance

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Tommy Goodwin

Vice President, Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance

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Tommy Goodwin is Vice President for the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA), a newly-formed association dedicated to the recovery and advancement of the business events industry. In this role, he leads ECA’s advocacy and member engagement work on behalf the interconnected ecosystem of exhibitors, show and event organizers, suppliers, venues, and destinations that comprise the…

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