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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.

9/19/2016 to 9/21/2016
When: Monday, September 19, 2016
Where: Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia  22314
United States
Contact: Joe O'Donnell

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IWPA members are invited this fall to attend the IWPA Mid-Year Member Meeting from September 19 – 21 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town to participate in a Washington briefing.  This is your chance to connect with policy makers and your Members of Congress on the issues important to your business. 


The Mid-Year Meeting will include briefings with policymakers on critical topics impacting the global timber trade such as the proposed EPA formaldehyde regulation, the Lacey Act and the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement as well as 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.


As if that wasn’t enough to get you to join us in Alexandria, you can also register (separate fee and registration required) for the final 2016 date of our Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Resources course on September 21st. If you have questions about the Meeting please do not hesitate to contact Joe O'Donnell.



Tentative Schedule for IWPA Mid-Year MeetingSeptember 19-21, 2016      


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

Monday, Sept. 19

2:45 – 4:00 pm –Finance Committee Meeting (closed - Fin. Committee members only)

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Executive Committee Meeting (closed – Exec. Committee Members only)

7:00 pm – Opening Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres

Franklin Boardroom


Franklin Boardroom


Madison Room

Tuesday, Sept. 20

7:30 am – Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 11:00 am Board Meeting (closed – Board Members only)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Member Meeting & Issue Briefings

· Formaldehyde - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

· Softwood Lumber Agreement - Brian Ledgerwood, U.S. International Trade Commission

Washington/Jefferson Room


Washington/Jefferson Room


12:00 pm – 12:45 pm – Bus to Capitol Hill

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Trade Policy Briefing

 -Douglas Petersen, International Trade Counsel, Senate Finance Committee

Afternoon – Hill Visits

6:00 pm – Hill Reception and Dinner (RSVP needed)

Bus Departs King St. Entrance

219 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.



House/Senate Office Buildings

The Monocle (107 D St. NE)

Wednesday, Sept. 21

7:30 am – Breakfast

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Due Care Training Course (registration required | Lunch will be served)

Washington/Jefferson Room

Additional Information:   703-820-6696

IWPA - 4214 King Street - Alexandria, Virginia 22302
Phone: 703/820-6696; Fax: 703/820-8550; email

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