Event Information
2018 AHRI National Advocacy Conference
Date: June 4 — 6, 2018
Location: Liaison Capitol Hill



The 2018 AHRI National Advocacy Conference is the HVACR and water heating industry’s annual opportunity to communicate the positive impact of our industry on American jobs, comfort, and productivity to key policy makers on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies.  

Advocating for your company’s interests and building relationships with your elected officials is a crucial component of any successful government relations strategy. Lawmakers need to hear your concerns and positions when deliberating on important policy decisions that impact your business and the industry as a whole. At the conference, you will:

·     Establish and strengthen working relationships with your elected officials and members of their staff;

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

·         Gain valuable insights into the workings of the Congress and the Trump Administration;

·         Hear from experts and newsmakers on best practices for communicating with government officials; and

·         Network with elected officials and staff, as well as other industry professionals, at an industry-sponsored Congressional reception on Capitol Hill.


This is an interactive event at which you will learn strategies for communicating industry positions to elected officials, and hear directly from policy makers in Congress and key federal agencies on how to most effectively shape your message. AHRI will coordinate lobbying visits, and will provide briefing materials and talking points.


AHRI-Coordinated Congressional Visits:

AHRI members are encouraged to join meetings arranged by AHRI staff with offices of key members of Congress.  For those who register as a participant in the congressional visits, AHRI staff will coordinate these small group meetings with Representatives and Senators and their staff based on participants' geographic location or policy relevancy. When completing your registration, please take care to indicate all of the states and Congressional Districts in which your company has facilities if you would like for AHRI to arrange meetings with the Senators and representatives for those areas. Each attendee will receive a custom congressional visit schedule matched to the footprint of their company locations. If you would like for us to arrange meetings with offices with which you have a relationship but no district or state facility, please note that on your registration, as well. If you choose to participate in the AHRI-coordinated meetings, please attend only those meetings in your assigned schedule. This will help ensure that the day runs smoothly. 


AHRI Reception and Networking Dinner: 
This year, attendees will be hosted at one of Washington, D.C.'s finest eateries for a networking reception and dinner. Congressional recipients of the 2017 AHRI Leadership Award will be invited to join us to receive their awards and network with AHRI members. This option will allow attendees to enjoy a dinner at one of D.C.'s premier restaurants hosted by AHRI, while networking with AHRI staff and colleagues from the industry. 


Registration Fees (for AHRI members ONLY):

$350 through May 14, 2018
$400 after May 14, 2018


Registration Deadline:   May 30, 2018


Registration cancellations will incur a $100 administrative fee. Refunds will be provided, less the $100 fee, if AHRI receives cancellation notice via email by May 30. After May 30, no refunds will be given. Attendee substitutions will be allowed.


Hotel Reservations:
Rooms have been set aside at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel at a group rate of $329 per night, plus taxes. The group rate codes will automatically populate when you use the link provided to reserve your hotel room. Please click here to make your hotel reservation. 


The reservation cut-off for the $329 group rate is Tuesday, May 15, 2018. After May 15, reservations will be accepted on a room- and rate-available basis. Individual reservation cancellations may be made up to three days prior to arrival.


The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel’s check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m.


Tentative Agenda:
Monday, June 4, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                  Registration at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                  Light Reception


Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                  Registration at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                  Breakfast and Speaker
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.                Agency Panel 1 on HVACR Related Topics
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.              Morning Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.              Agency Panel 2 on HVACR Related Topics
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.                Luncheon & Keynote Speaker
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                  AHRI-coordinated Congressional Meetings
(Please select this on your registration form if you would like AHRI to schedule your visits.)
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.                  AHRI Reception and Networking Dinner (Location TBA)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018:
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                  Breakfast and Speaker at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.                AHRI-coordinated Congressional Meetings 
(Please select this on your registration form if you would like AHRI to schedule your visits.)
Please contact Kelsey Clark at 703-600-0354 or kclark@ahrinet.org with any registration questions.

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