(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce D.C. Fly-in event on October 9-10 will focus on policy issues impacting Hoosier businesses and is highlighted by federal agency briefings, in addition to office visits with our state’s congressional delegation.
The annual marquee gathering traditionally draws businesses and community leaders from all over Indiana to travel to Washington, D.C.
The first day features detailed legislative briefings and a cocktail reception. One of the key presentations this trip is from a high-ranking trade official from the Embassy of Mexico. Gerardo Lameda, head of the Trade Office at Mexico’s Ministry of Economy, will speak about the North American trade deals – NAFTA and its successor, USMCA – and their impacts on the economy.
Bradley Williams, senior advisor in the Office of Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, and Anne Reinke, deputy assistant secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation, are also confirmed speakers.
Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are also expected to provide updates. A look at where things stand with tax reform is on the agenda as well.
Day two gets off to an early start with the keynote breakfast and address by FBI supervisory special agent Craig Moringiello, who is the current supervisor of the counterintelligence program and a member of the crisis negotiation team. Meetings with representatives from Indiana’s elected officials follow.
The registration cost is $149 per person, with group discounts available. Register online at www.indianachamber.com/flyin, or call (800) 824-6885. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements.
D.C. Fly-in sponsors helping make the event possible are: Zimmer Biomet (cocktail reception), Build Indiana Council (legislative briefing), Smithville (breakfast), The Kroger Co. and TRISTAR.
The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”