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NRA Public Affairs Conference

Registration is now open for the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Public Affairs Conference.

April 14-15, 2015 
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 
Washington, DC


View the draft agenda.

The National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference is the most important week for restaurant operators to have their voices heard in Washington, D.C. Over 700 industry professionals attended last year. Here’s what some of them had to say:

“What led me to this conference is I believe that these stories are what need to be told and I believe that the public and legislators really need to hear from people who’ve lived it.”

“I believe legislators are very well intentioned, trying to address very real issues in this country. But they don’t have all the information needed about our industry and how our industry works.”

“Come to D.C. and see the experience for yourself. Just being in the building, walking with others and going into these offices and talking would change your perspective.”


This year, for the first time, the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association are joining forces for our annual advocacy conferences. This partnership is an incredible opportunity for our industries to come together in front of lawmakers and demonstrate the strength and prowess of the hospitality industry. Both organizations will hold individual meetings and issue briefings on April 14 and join forces to lobby the Hill on April 15.

Latest news: Top 7 reasons to attend the 2015 Public Affairs Conference

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For more information about the Public Affairs Conference, please contact Sarah Maiellano at or if you are with a State Restaurant Association, please contact Jon Simons at