Event Information
2015 Public Policy Symposium
Date: March 25 — 26, 2015
Location: The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection




The 2015 Public Policy Symposium is designed to bring AHRI members together with key public officials to discuss important issues facing the HVACR and water heating industry. The two-day event provides participants with the opportunity for 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 - or strengthen - working relationships with your elected officials and their staff

·         Share your company’s concerns and ideas 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, its continued development, and the jobs it creates and maintains.

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 is to further establish AHRI’s role as the premier trade association of the HVACR and water heating manufacturing industry, while either establishing or enhancing your relationship with your own representatives. AHRI staff will coordinate small group meetings with House and Senate staff and members of Congress based on participants' 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 13, 2015

Register for the event


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

10:00 a.m. Registration at the Grand Hyatt Washington
12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Welcome Remarks
12:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News 
  1:15 p.m. Networking Break
  1:30 p.m. Symposium continues at Grand Hyatt Washington

Discussion Panels:

1:30 p.m. Role of Business in President's Energy and Environment Policies
2:15 p.m. Role of (other) Agencies in Regulatory Oversight
3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  Capitol Hill Best Practices: This brief session will provide first-time Capitol Hill visitors with the tools to  
                            conduct an effective Hill meeting. Experienced visitors are welcomed as well.

3:45 p.m. Creating a Positive Business Environment in the States
4:30 p.m. Effective use of Media

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception at National Association of Manufacturers

Thursday, March 26, 2015:

7:00 a.m. Breakfast at the Grand Hyatt Washington
8:00 a.m. Congressional Briefing with Welcome and Opening Remarks by Scott Segal, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani
9:30 a.m. Departure for Capitol Hill

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  AHRI Coordinated Congressional visits
                (Please select this on your registration form if you would like AHRI to schedule your visits)

Register for the event.

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

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