Dealers join into groups in order to attain recognition and, in turn, some power so that they can help to determine their future. For example, when the Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) wanted to start a show, we were recognized as a legitimate organization by the Armory who gave us a contract so that we could create our Spring Show. Numerous shows have begun in this fashion among most of our dealer organizations with many of these shows becoming established and recognized for excellence, something that many show promoters, in the US at least, have a hard time emulating. I refer to this aspect of our trade organizations to remind dealers that fairs and shows are not only essential to us, but that we are to them. Hence, I feel it important that we ask our members to remind fair and show organizers that what is important to us should be important to them as well. In particular, as large scale fairs such as Art Basel and TEFAF continue to grow and expand their brand, I would ask that they also realize that dealers need a voice at all of the tables where their future is being determined--at the fairs themselves, but also in the parliaments or congress where laws are enacted. I would specifically ask that such fair and show organizers join us in our quest to be heard in becoming part of the solution(s) whether we are talking of money laundering, cultural or CITES issues. It means a lot to us and it could also mean a lot to you.