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2019 IWPA Fly-In

2019 IWPA Fly-in -- Your chance to connect with policy makers and your Members of Congress on the issues important to your business.

10/21/2019 to 10/23/2019
When: October 21-23, 2019
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 Fly-In from October 21 to 23 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town here in Alexandria, Virginia. This event gives IWPA members an opportunity to connect with key regulators, Members of Congress, and other industry leaders to amplify IWPA’s advocacy on behalf of our industry.

The meeting will include briefings with policymakers on critical topics impacting the global timber trade such as the prospects for ratification of the USMCA trade deal, CITES implementation following COP18, and Canada’s proposed formaldehyde emissions regulation. 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.


We will be at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town again this year. The special room block rate is $239.00 and will be available until September 21st or until the group block is sold-out.

Please be sure to use the link below when reserving your rooms at the Hilton Alexandria in Old Town or you may also book reservations by calling 800-445-8667 and referencing group code “OIW”. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the office.  

Click here to make your reservations.


Tentative Schedule for 2019 IWPA Fly-InOctober 21-23, 2019      


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)
1:30 – 2:30 pm - Finance Committee Meeting (closed – Finance Committee only)
3:00 – 5:00 pm - Formaldehyde Compliance Committee Meeting
6:00 – 7:00 pm - Capitol Hill Advocacy Primer & Reception
7:30 pm - Informal Drinks


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

11:15 am – Noon – Lunch
12:15 pm – Bus to Capitol Hill
1:00 pm - Picture on Capital Steps
1:30 pm - Policy Update

  • Trade in the Trump Era

Afternoon – Capitol Hill Visits
5:30 pm – Hill Reception and Dinner (RSVP needed)


8:00 am – Continental Breakfast 
8:00  – 10:30 am –Standards Committee Meeting

11:00 am - 12:00 pm -Due Care and Education Committee Meeting
Afternoon: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Permitting Roundtable