State & Federal Advocacy

Arizona Tourism + Global Meetings Industry Day

April 14, 2020
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Arizona State Capitol, House Lawn


On behalf of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, Visit Phoenix and Meeting Professionals International- Arizona Sunbelt Chapter, we are pleased to announce that our industry’s day at the Arizona Capitol coincides with Global Meetings Industry Day on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. It’s an incredible opportunity to collaborate and showcase the powerful impacts of our industry which generates $3.63 billion in state tax revenue and over 320,000 jobs for Arizonans.

Be part of the action! Our day will celebrate this vast and diverse industry including statewide hotels and resorts, tourism attractions, destination marketing organizations, sports teams, the arts, airlines, airports and related business partners. We plan to illustrate the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities.

9:00 a.m. – Vendor Set-up
10:00 a.m. – Industry Roundtable with Legislators
11:00 a.m. – Luncheon on the Lawn
12:15 p.m. – Speakers – Visit Phoenix & DMOs
1:30 p.m. – Wrap-up

*Subject to change

We welcome your participation!  We encourage you to wear BLUE or your industry uniform. Registration is free. Please click here to RSVP today!

Please consider partnering in this day through one of the following opportunities

  • Gold Sponsor – $3,000
    Includes an opportunity to speak during the day’s programs, top sponsor recognition, logo inclusion, social media messaging and tagging, marketing booth
  • Silver Sponsor – $1,500
    Includes sponsor recognition, logo inclusion, social media messaging and tagging, marketing booth
  • Bronze Sponsor – $750
    Includes sponsor recognition, logo inclusion and marketing booth
  • Exhibiting Partner – $125
    Includes a marketing booth (six-foot table and two chairs)
    Please click here to purchase your booth today!

With record breaking year-over-year visitation growth surpassing 45.5 million people, this industry proves it is the economic life-blood of our state. Join us in April and share with our state elected leaders the incredible value, powerful economic impact and strong job creation that results from the hospitality and meetings business.

SPONSORS, secure your participation by contacting Darryl Emerson at or call (602) 604-0729.

Legislative Action Summit

Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.

Each spring while Congress is in session, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) unite the hotel industry to demonstrate to lawmakers the strength of the industry.

Legislative Action Summit is a unique opportunity for AzLTA to join together with hundreds of industry colleagues and stakeholders to meet congressional representatives to share Arizona’s story, the story of the industry and educate Congress on the important issues affecting the hotel and lodging business.