Event Information
2013 Public Policy Symposium
Date: March 20 — 21, 2013
Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel



The 2013 Public Policy Symposium is designed to bring AHRI members together with key public officials to discuss important issues facing the HVACR industry. The two-day event provides participants with the opportunity to have face-to-face meetings with lawmakers and Congressional staff on Capitol Hill, and with key officials in federal agencies.  At the symposium you will:

·         Strengthen your understanding of prominent industry issues

·         Begin to establish working relationships with your elected officials and their staff

·         Share your company’s concerns with key decision makers in the federal government

Who Should Attend: AHRI members are invited to participate in this important grassroots advocacy effort.  Regardless of your position in your company, the symposium will offer you the opportunity to hear first hand from policy makers in Congress and key federal agencies, providing insight into policy ideas and potential federal regulations.  This symposium is your opportunity to communicate the impact federal policies may have on your company and its continued development.

AHRI Coordinated Congressional Visits: AHRI members are encouraged to join meetings arranged by AHRI staff with offices of key members of Congress. The purpose of the meetings will be to further establish AHRI’s role as the premiere trade association of the HVACR and water heating manufacturing industry and to either establish or cement your relationship with your own member of Congress. AHRI staff will coordinate small group meetings with House and Senate staff and members of Congress based on a participant's geographic location or policy relevancy. AHRI will provide briefing materials and talking points.

Please note: If you choose to participate in the coordinated meetings, please attend only those meetings in your assigned schedule. This will ensure that the day runs smoothly.

Registration Fee:     $395.00

Deadline for Registration:   March 8, 2013

Register for the event.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013:

11:00 a.m.            Registration at The Hay-Adams

12:00 p.m.            Luncheon and welcome remarks: Harry Holmes, Morrison Products, 
                            AHRI Chairman of the Board.                           

12:30 p.m.            Keynote Speakers: Krystal Ball and S.E. Cupp, Host of MSNBC's 'The Cycle'
  1:45 p.m.            Networking Break 
  2:15 p.m.            Symposium continues at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

          Discussion Panels:

                             2:15 p.m.    Energy Policy
                 3:15 p.m.    Networking Break
                             3:30 p.m.    Regulatory Environment
                             4:30 p.m.    AHRI Legislative Priorities
                                               Guido Zucconi, Director of Congressional Affairs, AHRI

5:00 p.m.             Cocktail Reception at The Hay-Adams

Thursday, March 21, 2013:

7:00 a.m.             Breakfast at The Hay-Adams
8:00 a.m.             Departure for Capitol Hill Briefing
9:00 a.m.             Congressional Briefing 
                           Welcome and Opening Remarks: Stephen Yurek, President and CEO, AHRI

                           Presentation of 2013 Public Service Award to House Energy & Power Subcommittee 
                           Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) (Proposed) 
                           by Harry Holmes, Morrison Products

                           Moderator, Scott Segal, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

                           Congressional speakers:

                           Congressman Fred Upton (R-6th-MI) (Invited)
                           Congressman Henry Waxman (D-30th-CA) (Invited)
                           Congressman Bruce Braley (D-1st -IA) (Invited)
                           Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-3rd-GA) (Invited)
                           Congressman Cory Gardener (R-4th-CO) (Invited)
                           Congressman Jim Cooper (D-5th TN) (Invited)
                           Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-7th TN) (Invited)
                           Congressman Jim Jordan (R-4th OH) (Invited)
                           Congressman Daniel Webster (R-8th FL) (Invited)
                           Congressman John Barrow (D-12th GA) (Invited)
                           Congressman Peter Welch (D-At Large-VT) (Invited)
                           Congressman Randy Weber (R-14th-TX) (Invited)
                           Senator Ted Cruz (R- TX) (Invited)
                           Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) (Invited)
                           Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) (Invited)
                           Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) (Invited)
                           Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) (Invited)
                           Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) (Invited)

11:00 a.m.            Meeting closure

11:45 a.m.            Boxed lunch available

  1:00 p.m.            AHRI Coordinated Congressional visits

                                 (Please select this on your registration form if you would like AHRI to schedule 
                                   your visits
                                  *Participants will receive personalized schedules


Register for the event.

Please contact Brittany Buchanan at 703-600-0354 or bbuchanan@ahrinet.org with any registration questions

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