Why join the Live Events Coalition?

We need you to help us demonstrate the impact of 12 Million Strong.

The Live Events Industry is a powerful contributor to the American economy, supporting more than 12 million jobs and delivering over $1.3 Trillion in direct and indirect economic impact in the U.S., and more than $1 Trillion in direct spending globally.  Americans attend live events in nearly every facet of their life whether for business or leisure. Our workforce is essential. We are the faces behind the sporting events and concerts where fans cheer on their favorite athlete or artist, the weddings and parties that connect people with their loved ones, the political debates, town halls and press conferences that keep us informed, the non-profit events that support so many charitable efforts, the meetings and tradeshows that keep our fuel our businesses. We are the faces behind the events that most will never even see. And right now, we need to come together in a way that has never existed before, from every segment of the live events industry, and show our strength in numbers.

Who is the Live Events Coalition?

Our mission and our vision are to create one voice for all segments of live events. We will advocate to the government on your behalf and be sure you have a voice that reaches decision makers in Washington.

The Live Events Coalition is an inclusive, non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Our mission is to provide advocacy and support for the many voices that make up the live events industry; and to ensure that every worker and business is seen and heard. Covid-19 has had devastating impacts across nearly every industry around the globe. Our industry is often cited as one of the hardest hit by many, and one that will require very specific considerations long term in order to regain our footing.  And while the Live Events Coalition may have been formed in direct response to this global health pandemic, we have come to learn through this crisis that there is a need and a desire for our Coalition to exist long-term. We stand ready to continue as advocates for our industry, to learn from our experiences with Covid-19 and be prepared to address challenges as they arise in the future. And, we will continue to partner and align with the organizations across the live events industry to represent the 12M strong.

Membership:  A network of live event professionals, joining together, strength in numbers and finding support and resources as a group with common thread professionally. We are caterers, event planners, talent, musicians, technicians, floral designers, engineers, bands, disc jockeys, photographers, event rental companies, suppliers, freelancers, sporting event ticket tackers and concession workers, production companies & technicians, transportation, event venues, destination management companies, convention centers, hotels and so much more. Our goal is to join and build our events community nationwide.

Advocacy:  Our industry was the first to close and due to the slow pace of recovery we will be the last to completely reopen. Due to the current CDC guidelines it will take us much longer than any other industry to bounce back and recover. In addition, the guidelines of social distancing and the number of people permitted to gather has been limited, therefore, completely tying our hands. Our industry needs and requires special considerations long term in order to solve our unique challenges down the road.

Awareness: We need ongoing education for our local, state and federal legislators and government officials. They need to understand the millions of jobs associated with our industry and the trillions of dollars that we not only contribute to the United States economy but globally. We are building a community of support long term for our specific needs. This will also offer you an opportunity to engage and help lobby legislators and make an impact in your community and state.  We need to disseminate information to lawmakers in terms they can understand as it relates to our industry.

Resources: Providing tools and resources to develop a healthy mind and promote stability while managing the demands of the live events industry. We will have ongoing newsletters, YouTube video outputs and Town Hall discussions with guest speakers to continue the conversation.

Alignment: We are aligning with other events coalitions formed in response to COVID-19 as well as the countless industry organziations that already exist, to expand our reach and understand the state and local needs of our members as well as the industry segments that make up live events.

Current Partnerships: Meetings Mean Business, Events Industry Counsel, Showmakers Symposium, the Event Safety Alliance and More...

Long Term: The Live Events Coalition is a long-term ongoing coalition. After COVID-19 is behind us, we will continue to advocate for our industry's needs and the challenges that we will be facing in the future.  Our long terms goal is to develop group purchasing power for products and services, including but not limited to tailored health, life and accident insurance policies as well as other products and services relevant to our needs and the success of our business.