Government Action Summit

September 12 - 13
, 2018
Hogan Lovells Conference Center, Washington, D.C.
 

 

THE ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS NEED TO HEAR ABOUT THE FROZEN FOOD AND BEVERAGE ECONOMY. 

WE NEED YOUR VOICE. WE NEED YOUR STORY.

AFFI’s Government Action Summit offers a unique opportunity to influence and gain insight into the political forces affecting the frozen food and beverage industry. Share with your member of Congress how their decisions impact your business and hear firsthand from the Trump Administration and federal agency officials on a range of topics, including food safety, trade, nutrition and labeling.
 

Food Safety Priorities Across Regulatory Agencies
Learn about the food safety priorities of FDA and USDA from agency officials and how they align with the priorities of the frozen food and beverage industry.

The Impact of Trade Wars on Frozen Foods
NAFTA renegotiations and the mounting dispute over steel trade are leading to tariffs on U.S. exports of agricultural commodities and finished foods, as well as imports of necessary product components. Join government leaders discussing how these disagreements play out in 2018 and what the impact will be on the frozen food industry. What can frozen food manufacturers do to protect their businesses from the rising costs of U.S. tariffs and retaliatory tariffs?

Nutrition Policy Under the Trump Administration
Both USDA and FDA are pushing ahead with measures aimed at promoting innovation in product development to encourage healthier choices for the consumer. From cleaner labeling to sodium reduction to the upcoming dietary guidelines, there are many initiatives under way that will impact frozen foods sold into retail, foodservice and school meals.

In addition, hear from a member of Congress at our Frozen Political Action Committee (PAC) Reception. A donation of $250 or more is suggested to attend. Click here to donate. 
 

Don’t miss the entertainment!
The final day of the Summit will conclude with the Capitol Steps. Formed over 30 years ago by Senate staffers, the Capitol Steps set out to satirize the very people and places they worked for. Today, 35 albums and many features later (NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS), their satirical humor is still relevant and coming for frozen.

 

 

 

 

Rate Information

  • The early bird rate for conference attendees is $350 and is available through July 25, 2018.
  • First timers receive a rate of $200!
  • This year’s summit is taking place at Hogan Lovells Conference Center located at 555 13th Street NW, Washington, DC. There are many hotel options around this location attendees can choose from. 

Hotel Options

The 2018 Government Action Summit is taking place at Hogan Lovells Corporate office located at 555 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC. There are many hotel options around this location attendees can choose from. Listed below are a few options for you to consider:

AFFI has a block of rooms held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. The nightly rate is $219. To book your room please click here or call (703) 413-1300 to make your hotel reservation. Make sure you identify as part of the American Frozen Food Institute group.

Additional options include:

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-1234
The American Bakers Association has some additional rooms available in their block. Wednesday
morning of our program takes place at this hotel. Their conference rate is $249 per night plus tax. To
book please click here. Book your room by Friday, August 17th to receive this rate.

The Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-2200

This 3-star hotel is located two blocks away from the Hogan Lovells office (approximately a five-minute walk).

The Willard Intercontinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-9100

This 5-star hotel is also located just two blocks away from the Hogan Lovells office, has a very historic past and is a Washington staple.

Embassy Suites Washington DC Convention Center
900 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-2200

This hotel is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Hogan Lovells office.

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 418-1234

Known as the closest hotel to Ronald Reagan National Airport, this hotel is approximately a 15-minute cab ride to the Hogan Lovells office. It is also located very close to AFFI's new office space.

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 920-3230

This hotel connects with the Crystal City Metro Station and is approximately a 15-minute cab ride to the Hogan Lovells office. It is also located very close to AFFI's new office space.

If you need any addition hotel recommendations or any assistance please reach out to AFFI’s Vice President of Conferences, Brynn Hadley, at bhadley@affi.com.

Refund Policies

Refunds on registration cancellations prior to August 19, 2018, will be assessed a service charge of $50.00 per registration. Registrations may be transferred at no charge. No refunds will be made after August 20, 2018.