Wyndham Jade is a Proud Supporting Organization of IAEE’s Exhibitions Day

Company Provides Leadership and Support Surrounding #ExhibitionsDay on Twitter

PLANO, TX (June 9, 2015) – Wyndham Jade is a supporting organization of Exhibitions Day 2015. Exhibitions Day promotes the value of the exhibitions and events industry by engaging industry leaders in a direct forum on Capitol Hill. The initiative was created by the International Association of Exhibits and Events (IAEE) and the Exhibitions Mean Business campaign to foster a stronger relationship with and build awareness among federal legislators and other government influencers.

Exhibitions Day attendees will meet with Congress in one-on-one conversations regarding the economic power of the industry and how the government can form partnerships with the industry to further strengthen their economic goals of the future.

“As a supporting organization and active participant of Exhibits Mean Business’ Exhibitions Day forum on Capitol Hill, it is our responsibility to the industry to bring awareness, provoke engagement and dialogue about the impactful value exhibitions and events have on the U.S. economy, such as job creation and tax revenue,” says Roy Benear, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Wyndham Jade and member of the IAEE Advocacy Committee.

Key issues to be discussed include:

• Garnering support for the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act, a bipartisan effort to take specific steps, such as reforming the nation’s Visa Waiver Program (VWP), to increase international travel to the United States. Changes enacted through the JOLT Act are projected to help bring nearly 100 million visitors to the United States, create one million jobs and generate as much as $859 billion in revenue by 2020.

• Addressing efforts by American, Delta and United airlines to nullify Open Skies agreements and freeze new routes for three international carriers. The legacy U.S. carriers allege that Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways have violated Open Skies agreements by accepting subsidies from their governments. The truth is virtually all global carriers, including those in the U.S., have accepted financial or regulatory subsidies from their governments. Open Skies agreements have positively impacted international aviation and travel, increased international air service, reduced air fare and encouraged millions of people to travel both nationally and internationally for leisure and business. Any action taken against the spirit of this policy would be detrimental to multiple facets of the U.S. economy, including the exhibitions and events industry.

• Raising awareness about the importance of government employee participation at events, which is undeniably valuable to both attendees and exhibitors. Attendance at exhibitions and other face-to-face events are what fosters the development of effective regulation, contributes to innovation that drives economic growth and provides unique learning and training opportunities for government employees. Additionally, exhibitions are the exact place where government agencies find the qualified contractors required to help take on the numerous projects they need completed.

For more information about Exhibitions Day 2015, please visit exhibitionsmeanbusiness.com. Follow #ExhibitionsDay and join the conversation on Twitter at @WyndhamJade and @ExhibitsMeanBiz for commentary and news surrounding Exhibitions Day.

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About Wyndham Jade
Wyndham Jade is an event and travel management company that specializes in convention housing and registration, meeting management, incentive programs, business travel management and site selection. A pioneer in convention housing, Wyndham Jade has helped clients strategically manage housing and registration services for more than 30 years. With offices in Texas, Arizona, Iowa, Georgia and Chicago, Wyndham Jade has the resources to offer a complete event and travel solution to associations and companies. Backed by innovation, Wyndham Jade offers a complete technology solution by combining housing and registration services into one integrated platform. To learn more about our services, visit wyndhamjade.com or call 888-294-1900.

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