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Registration Open for Exhibitions Day Mission to U.S. Capitol

Hil Anderson
, Senior Editor
April 29, 2016
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US CapitolWashington, DC – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) third annual Exhibitions Day mission runs June 7-8 and will bring industry professionals from across the US to Washington, DC where they will spend a day in the halls of Congress urging lawmakers to get behind the industry’s legislative agenda.

“House and Senate representatives are central to the review of policies that have direct or indirect effect on our local economies,” said David DuBois, President and CEO of IAEE. “It is important that we give them all of the facts and potential implications so that federal lawmakers can make the most informed decisions.”

Over the years, hundreds of industry members have joined the “Exhibitions Mean Business” campaign on Capitol Hill to hold these informational conversations. For 2016, Exhibitions Day has industry-wide support from 20 organizations committed to promoting the value of exhibitions and events to legislators and key policy influencers.

Last year’s Exhibitions Day stressed the benefits that trade shows bring to host cities and the overall economy. Other points of discussion included advocating for the Travel Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act, which would promote business travel and trade in the US. Additionally, attendees discussed efforts by airlines to nullify Open Skies agreements and freeze travel routes used by many business travelers in/out of the country. Event participants also promoted the importance of government employee participation at events.

The Exhibitions Day web site at has details on key topics the industry will take to Capitol Hill this year, along with a digital toolkit. Follow the EMB campaign on Twitter (@ExhibitsMeanBiz) or Facebook (

Reach David DuBois at (972) 687-9204 or

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