Shane Downey, Vice President of Government and Community Relations for the Global Business Travel Association, shares top tips on hosting a successful fly-in and advocacy event:
• Start by setting your internal goals.
• Over-communicate with your membership.
• Set your agenda to allow for flexibility.
Shane also shared that creating scripts, providing talking points and practicing how the conversations will play out with Senators and Representatives are all important parts of preparing your membership to visit Capitol Hill and advocate for your industry.
Finally, he talks about the many efforts that went into a recent major advocacy win for the travel industry.
– Colleen Gallagher, Founding Partner, OnWrd & UpWrd