Le CEIR rejoint la coalition Go LIVE Together

Organizations Rally for Aid to the Trade Show and Live Events Industry

DALLAS, 21 May 2020 – Le Centre de Recherche sur l’Industrie des Expositions (CEIR) announces its support 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.

“CEIR is proud to contribute $50,000 in support of this industry-wide campaign to obtain relief from the effects COVID-19 has had on trade shows and other live events,” said CEIR CEO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM. “Federal aid would provide a much needed boost to our industry as we work our way back to the upward growth we have experienced for many years prior to this health crisis.”

CEIR’s mission is to provide industry-leading, objective research on the exhibitions and events industry. The economic impact data CEIR produces is more important now than ever, and the insights garnered from the research provides exhibition industry professionals with perspectives on trends that impact their businesses.

The Go LIVE Together 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. 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.

CEIR extends its sincerest gratitude to its supporting organizations and individuals:

Contributions of $100,000 or More
Association des fabricants d'équipements

Contributions of $40,000 or More
Homme libre
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

Contributions of $20,000 or More
National Shooting Sports Foundation
New Orleans & Company/The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Contributions of $10,000 or More
ASM Global
Choisissez Chicago
Consumer Technology Association/CES
Association internationale des produits promotionnels (PPAI)
Centre de congrès du comté d'Orange
Expositions de roseaux

Contributions of $5,000 or More
Accès aux renseignements
Bureau des congrès et du tourisme d'Atlanta
Experience, une société d'événements mondiaux de Maritz
Conseil du tourisme et des congrès de Los Angeles
Cartographiez votre spectacle
NYC & Company
Bureau des congrès et du tourisme de Philadelphie
Nashville Music City Center
Visitez San Antonio

Additional Contributors
Sharon Baird
Chris Brown
Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters
Tom Cindric, CEM
David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA
Experience Grand Rapids
Chuck Grouzard
HFI Event Services (Sue McCart)
IAEE Midwestern Chapter
Rick Jennings, CEM
Michael McMahon
Association nationale des concessionnaires automobiles
Susan Schwartz, CEM

À propos du CEIR
Le Centre de recherche sur l'industrie des expositions (CEIR) sert à faire progresser la croissance, la notoriété et la valeur des expositions et autres événements marketing en face à face en produisant et en fournissant des outils de recherche basés sur les connaissances qui permettent aux organisations parties prenantes d'améliorer leur capacité à répondre aux besoins actuels et besoins émergents des clients, améliorer leurs performances commerciales et renforcer leur position concurrentielle. Pour plus d'informations, visitez www.ceir.org. The annual CEIR Predict Conference will be held 21-22 September 2020 at the MGM National Harbor, just outside Washington, D.C. Predict will provide insights into the performance of the exhibitions industry and a forecast through year-end, along with an economic presentation by Alex Chausovsky of ITR Economics discussing how world events are expected to impact the global economy. Registration for the CEIR Predict Conference is now open, complete details are available ici.

About Go LIVE Together
Go LIVE Together, in partnership with Freeman, the global live events company, comprises a coalition of 80 founding partners representing over 4,000 companies with operations in the U.S. and 112 other countries. The coalition has assembled to ensure that, when the health crisis is over, the voices and concerns of the live events industry are addressed in local, state and federal recovery funding related to COVID-19. The live events industry is a diverse, valuable and vibrant ecosystem that contributes nearly $1 trillion to the U.S. economy and employs millions of workers. Visit www.golivetogether.com to learn more and support this initiative. Engage with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn using #GoLiveTogether. Contact media@golivetogether.com pour plus d'informations.


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