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Legislative Action Day 2024: Let’s Tell Congress to Finish the Job

From TSNN: Last June, nearly 100 business events industry leaders and advocates went to Capitol Hill to ask their members of Congress to do three important things: Encourage the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to finish its proposed anti-scammer rule; Advance legislation to help our industry train the next generation workforce; Introduce legislation to help bring…

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A Win in the Fight Against Conference Scammers

From MEETINGSNET: The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a rule allowing it to take scammers to court—including those who fraudulently use conference names, logos, and mailing lists—and seek financial penalties. “Advocacy works!” said Tommy Goodwin, FASAE, CAE, PMP, CMP, vice president of the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance, applauding both the Federal Trade Commission for finalizing…

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Kai Hattendorf on the UFI Global Congress in Las Vegas

In this episode of The EXHIBITOR Now Podcast, Tommy Goodwin (Exhibition & Conferences Alliance) chats with Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director / CEO at UFI, about UFI’s advocacy work in the US and around the world, and Kai shares some insights into the upcoming Global Congress in Las Vegas in early November. Co-Hosts, Mark Johnson and…

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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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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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