Last November, CAEM conducted a survey to quantify and qualify the impacts of COVID-19 on the trade and consumer show industry, with the goal of using the data to strengthen our advocacy for sector-specific funding.
The responses we received from you were critically important and we are grateful for your support. The data gleaned from the survey has enabled us, along with our public affairs firm, Crestview Strategy, to create the compelling brief and fact sheet we shared with you a few weeks ago. Crestview has been sending these documents to MPs, requesting meetings so we can personally explain the devastating impact the pandemic has wrought on our industry and to make our very compelling case for sector-specific funding. CAEM has successfully secured meetings with a number of MPs, the details of which we look forward to sharing with you in our newsletter next week.
Now that we are well into 2021, we are asking for your help once again to fill out a survey which will provide CAEM with updated data regarding the impact of the pandemic on your business. This survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete and it is totally anonymous.