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MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017

8:00 am-2:00 pm    Board of Directors' Strategic Planning Session (closed)
2:00-5:00 pm    Board of Directors' Meeting (closed) 
5:30-6:30 pm Fly-In and Board Reception at Washington Court Hotel

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:45 am "Welcome" from Michael Hachtman, Chair NWPCA Government Affairs Committee

"A Day on Capitol Hill - Preparation for Hill Visits and Advancing your Agenda"
Paul Kanitra, President LobbyIt

"Taking NWPCA Issues to the Hill, Advocating for the Wooden Pallet Industry"
Patrick Atagi, NWPCA VP of Advocacy and External Affairs

"Washington, DC, More than Congress - Three Branches of Government"
Scott Cameron, Presidential Political Appointee under Donald Trump
David Durkin, Law Firm of Olsson, Frank, and Weeda

 9:45 - 10:00 am   Break
10:00 - 11:00 am

"People, Partnerships, and Shared Priorities - Working Together Works"
A discussion with Association Leaders from Washington, DC discussing shared interests.

11:30 am Lunch at the U.S. Capitol with Guest Speaker Gary Visscher, Esq., The Law Office of Adele L. Abrams (former Bush appointee Dept. of Labor)
12:30 pm Depart for Capitol Hill Visits
4:30 pm   House Ways & Means Committee Speaker Congresswoman Walorski (R-IN)
5:00 pm   House Agriculture Committee Speaker Congressman G.T. Thompson (R-PA)
5:30 pm Conclude Capitol Hill Visits
6:00 pm Reception and De-Brief at Washington Court Hotel
7:00 pm Dinner on your own


7:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 am Briefing/Prep for Federal Agency Visits
8:00 am Departure (Meet in lobby of Washington Court Hotel)
8:30 - 9:30 am U.S. Department of Agriculture - Group Meeting
10:00 am Group Photo and Depart for Department of Labor
10:30 - 11:30 am U.S. Department of Labor - Group Meeting
**Any person under 18 years of age cannot participate in Federal Agency meetings.**

Noon   Meet and Greet with Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1st District) with light snacks at Capitol Hill Club (optional)
1:30-2:30 pm VIP Behind-the-Scenes Capitol Tour (optional)
(You must register in advance to participate in the tour).
NWPCA has arranged for all attendees, including spouses and children, to take part in a private tour of the U.S. Capitol. A Congressional staffer will guide you into the historical areas of the Capitol, beyond the visitor center. Avoid the long lines and get an insider's peak of our nation's Capitol. To participate, please RSVP in advance on your registration form.

NWPCA Congressional Fly-In » Schedule