Here’s The Numbers…

NY & NJ Event Revenue

2019 Meeting Delegates to NYC

Nationwide Event Jobs

Events represent approximately $15 Billion in NY & NJ revenue combined
Over 6 million people were involved in NYC meetings (2019)
NY leads the country in revenue generated from events

Sited: Events Industry Council & Oxford Economics

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Created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on the live events industry, the Live Events Coalition exists to provide advocacy, resources, and a network that connects and supports all of the businesses, contractors, and our workforce – the lifeblood of every event.

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We advocate for and support the many voices that make up the live events industry. We are hospitality, planners, caterers, talent, musicians, producers, technicians, general contractors, engineers, suppliers, manufacturers and so much more. – We are live events.



The Coalition has two immediate goals:

Leverage the power of our network to provide care, support and resources for the community that makes up the live events industry.

Call attention to the catastrophic effects of Covid-19 on the business of live events; and ensure that we’re included in the ongoing National conversation and supplemental Federal relief aid packages.


We are committed to the people who make every live event possible. They are the heart and soul of this Coalition. Every person who works in support of live events across every segment of the business has a story to tell. While the need to shut down live events of every kind was necessary to slow the spread of the virus, our people were the first to be impacted by a complete loss of business, loss of income, and anxiety about how they were going to survive. We will work to identify and provide critical resources, information, and support for our community.

We are committed to raising the collective voice of the Live Events Coalition to create awareness of the severe economic impact and job loss that we are suffering from as a result a complete shutdown of live events.

The work stoppage within the industry that produces them has created a ripple effect far greater than anyone has acknowledged, and it is threatening a significant portion of the U.S. economy.

We are committed to working with our political leaders and other industry organizations to bring immediate relief to companies of all sizes, independent contractors, and freelance workers. This relief must go beyond the generalized benefits of the stimulus packages to date to meet the varied and complex needs of the entire live events industry.

We are committed to addressing the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the live events industry. We must ensure that future aid packages address our ability to stabilize our industry; further protect our people and businesses until revenues return to normal.

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