With the election year looming, we're looking forward to a high-impact, high-stakes National Public Affairs Conference, April 12-13, 2016.
Once again, we'll go to Capitol Hill to talk about top public policy issues that affect restaurants. We aim to help elected officials understand what it takes to run a restaurant business today. The agenda will include the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's Gala Awards Dinner, which honors winners of the 2016 PepsiCo Faces of Diversity, the American Espress Restaurant Neighbor award and the Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality, sponsored by Ecolab.
For more information about the Public Affairs Conference, please contact Lexa Lemieux.
Sponsors: If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathie Vu.
National Restaurant Association
2016 Public Affairs Conference Agenda
(Preliminary agenda — subject to change)
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
10:00 a.m.: Registration Opens
11:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m: Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Introduction by Dawn Sweeney and Jeff Davis
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: CEO Panel – The Importance of Mobilization in the Political Process
2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Presidential / Political Forum (Candidates and Media Personalities Invited)
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: BREAK
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Key Policy Issues Discussion and Q&A
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Closing Remarks by Jeff Davis
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Attendee Welcome Reception
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: NRAEF Gala Awards Dinner
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: PAC Reception
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
7:00 a.m: Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Keynote Speaker
8:30 a.m.: Transportation to Capitol Hill
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Capitol Hill Meetings with Key Legislators and Staff
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Evening Reception (location TBD)