NACE Joins #GoLIVETogether Coalition to Protect the Live Events Industry

Coalition brings together live events industry leaders to urge local, state, and federal legislators to consider measures for support and recovery

April 30, 2020 – The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) announced their support as a partner for #GoLIVETogether, a coalition of event industry organizations that have joined forces to support legislative actions that will aid the industry’s recovery from COVID-19.

Doug Quattrini, CPCE, NACE National President stated, “The events industry, and NACE members in particular, have experienced devasting loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Live events aren’t just business meetings and social occasions, they are part of the fabric of society. They’re critical to how we live and work. For the nation to recover and heal, the live events business has to recover, and there is an urgent need for targeted support at the federal, state, and local levels. NACE’s participation in Go LIVE Together lends strength to the coalition and provides our members with an advocacy voice that is focused solely on 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.

Please join our efforts in advocating for what we all already know to be true: nothing in the world will ever replace the power and the need for live events. Visit www.golivetogether.com to learn more and find resources you can use.

 

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About Go LIVE Together
Go LIVE Together 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 golivetogether.com to learn more and support this initiative. Engage with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn using #GoLiveTogether.
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About NACE
The National Association for Catering and Events represents caterers, event planners and event professionals. Our members are a passionate and vibrant community of innovators, organizers, and creators who look to us for resources and networks that help them thrive. Our services include education and certification programs, conferences and events, awards, career services, and programs that support our vital chapter network. Learn more at www.nace.net.

Media Contact:
Anna Silveira
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