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IWPA Member Meeting and Washington Briefing -- Your chance to connect with policy makers and your Members of Congress on the issues important to your business.

9/26/2018 to 9/28/2018
When: September 26-28, 2018
Where: Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia  22314
United States
Contact: Joe O'Donnell

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Please join us for the upcoming IWPA Mid-Year Member Meeting and Washington Briefing from September 26 to 28 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town here in Alexandria, Virginia. This event gives IWPA members an opportunity to connect with policymakers, Members of Congress, and other industry leaders to discuss the most pressing issues of importance to your business.
The meeting will include briefings with policymakers on critical topics impacting the global timber trade such as the proposed tariffs on wood products imports from China, the TSCA import declaration, and the Administration's broader trade policies. Attendees will also spend an afternoon on Capitol Hill meeting with Members of Congress and staff to highlight the important role your companies play in their districts. These meetings are crucial in putting faces and names to the policy issues we seek their help on throughout the year.


Tentative Schedule for IWPA Mid-Year MeetingSeptember 26-28, 2018      


Location:  Hilton Alexandria Old Town | 1767 King Street | Alexandria, VA | 703-837-0440


12:30 – 1:30 pm - Executive Committee Meeting (closed – Executive Committee only, lunch provided) Madison Room
1:30 – 2:20 pm - Finance Committee Meeting (closed – Finance Committee only) Madison Room
2:30 – 3:45 pm - Due Care and Education Committee Meeting - Madison Room
4:00 – 5:45 pm - Plywood Standard Working Group Meeting - Madison Room
6:00 – 7:00 pm - Reception - Potomac Foyer
7:30 pm - Informal Dinner - Ernie's Original Crab House (1743 King Street)


7:30 am – Continental Breakfast: Potomac Foyer
8:00 – 10:00 am Board Meeting (closed – IWPA Board only): Potomac Room
10:00 – 11:15 am – Issue Briefings: Potomac Room

•    The State of U.S. Trade
          o    U.S. Global Value Chain Coalition/U.S. Chamber/ Americans for Prosperity
          o    Update on Trade Cases Affecting Wood Products
•    Import Compliance
          o    TSCA Import Declaration
          o    ACE mixed species logic

11:15 am – Noon – Lunch: Potomac Foyer
12:15 pm – Bus to Capitol Hill: Bus Departs King Street Entrance
1:00 pm - Briefing with Key Congressional Staff Location TBD
Afternoon – Hill Visits: House/Senate Office Buildings
6:00 pm – Hill Reception and Dinner (RSVP needed): The Monocle (107 D St. NE)


8:00 am – Continental Breakfast: Potomac Foyer 
8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Wood Trade Compliance: Key Components of Wood & Forestry Regulatory Schemes for a Government Audience (open to IWPA members & invited government & NGO guests) Potomac Room


Additional Information:  

Cindy Squires (m) 703-489-5126 | Joe O’Donnell (m) 202-549-2303 | Mary Louise Sáenz (m) 703-200-4380