Vincent Polito, owner and live events specialist, and Caitlin Fox, vice president of events, will once again visit lawmakers on Capitol Hill this June to address key issues that threaten the industry’s $71.3 billion contribution to the U.S. GDP. As participants of Exhibitions Day, an industry platform to engage in face-to-face dialogue with members of Congress, Polito and Fox will be joining forces with clients, colleagues and friends with the goal of educating national leaders about the value and impact of exhibitions and events.

According to Polito, “U.S.-based suppliers in several of the industries served by mdg clients are faced with ongoing domestic consolidation and view the ability to expand internationally as their best hope for significant growth. Many of these suppliers exhibit at trade shows, in large part, to meet foreign buyers and to make connections that will facilitate their expansion into international markets. We want to ensure that lawmakers were aware of the impact that international participation at trade shows has on domestic businesses and we want to encourage their support of legislation that facilitates travel.”

For more information and to participate, visit http://exhibitionsmeanbusiness.org/exhibitions-day/exhibitions-day-2016/.