AED Policy Conference & Advocacy Day

AED Policy Conference & Advocacy Day

October 23-25

The AED Policy Conference & Advocacy Day (formerly known as the Washington Fly-In) is the equipment industry’s premiere public policy event. Once again, we’ll be hosting the AED Workforce Policy Summit just before the Policy Conference.

What happens in Washington has a significant impact on your company’s bottom line and profitability, and we need your help to advocate for the equipment industry’s policy agenda. Top priorities for the 2023 AED Policy Conference & Advocacy Day include, reinstating 100 percent bonus depreciation, addressing the skilled workforce shortage, urging action on a balanced Farm Bill, ensuring the bipartisan infastructure law funding is getting out the door expeditiously and according to congressional intent, and pushing back against misguided right to repair proposals.

Early Registration: $695
Regular Registration: $795
Late Registration: $895

The early bird rate ends on 9/11/2023.

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Monday, October 23 Workforce Policy Summit
10:30 amRegistration Opens
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmBuffet Lunch
1:30 pm – 5:00 pmWorkforce Policy Summit

Experts and policymakers will discuss the workforce shortage and what Congress, the administration and the business community are collectively doing to address the issue.

Topics of discussion include immigration reform, career and technical education funding and Workforce Innovation Act reauthorization, among others.
5:15 pm – 6:30 pmReception

Tuesday, October 24Policy Conference
7:30 am – 12:00 pmWillard Room FoyerEvent Registration Open
8:00 am – 8:30 amKick-Off Breakfast & Welcome
8:45 am – 10:00 amOEM Panel

AED works closely with the government affairs representatives from your OEMs on issues that impact the equipment industry. Hear from leading OEMs about the issues important to their companies and what’s on their radar heading into the pivotal elections.

10:00 am - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am – 11:00 amInfrastructure & Supply Chain Panel

Hear from leading construction customer groups and business organizations about how their members are dealing with the impact of inflation and the supply chain challenges, where the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act funding is going, and what they’re doing to ensure the bipartisan infrastructure law’s full benefits are realized.
11:00 am – 11:45 amTax Panel

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been vital to economic growth and job creation. However, key provisions have expired or are set to sunset, including 100 percent bonus depreciation, business interest deduction cap tied to EBITDA, and the pass-through deduction. Hear from leading tax policy experts about the outlook for extension and the politics surrounding tax policy during the current congressional session.
11:45 am – 12:00 pmBreak
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLeading Lawmaker Luncheon
1:15 pm – 2:30 pmAgriculture Policy Update

Hear from leading policy experts and commodity group representatives about their priorities, the status of the Farm Bill and the mood among your farm equipment customers.

2:45 pm – 4:00 pmAdvocacy 101: The Ins and Outs of Capitol Hill Meetings

Congressional offices and Capitol Hill meetings can be mysterious. Learn from a congressional staffer how Capitol Hill offices operate and what you need to do (and shouldn’t do) to effectively engage lawmakers during meetings. AED’s government affairs team will also review the legislative priorities for the next day’s Hill meetings.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pmAED Legislative Leadership Award Reception

Join your industry colleagues for a reception honoring a powerful and influential lawmaker.

Wednesday, October 25Advocacy Day
8:00 am – 9:00 amCapitol Hill Club
300 1st Street, S.E.,
Washington, DC 20003

Eisenhower Room

Industry Champions Breakfast

Sit down with members of Congress from key committees who are advocates for the equipment industry. Talk to them about the issues affecting your markets and costs of doing business and get a first-hand perspective about what’s happening on the Hill and in the political trenches “back home”.

9:00 am – 5:00 pmCapitol Hill Club
300 1st Street, S.E.,
Washington, DC 20003

Eisenhower Room

Taking it to the Hill: Meetings with Lawmakers

Attendees meet with representatives, senators, and congressional staff.

Please note: Members of Congress will be stopping by throughout the day to meet AED members and address the group.

AED will schedule your meetings for you!
11:30 am – 1:30 pmCapitol Hill Club

Eisenhower Room

439 New Jersey Ave, SE

Lunch will be available in between Capitol Hill Meetings

2023 Platinum Sponsor:

Location Information

Location InformationWillard InterContinental Washington DC
Willard InterContinental Washington DC

Hotel Information:
Willard InterContinental Washington DC
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC, 20004

Rooming Link: Click Here!
Room Rate: $399+Tax (Rate valid Sunday-Thursday) Room Rate Ends 9/25
Resort Fee: N/A
Call-In Phone Number: 800-424-6835
Local Reservations Phone Number: 202-628-9100

Companies who have attended previously include:

4 Rivers Equipment, LLC
Admar Supply Co., Inc.
Alta Equipment Company
Bejac Corporation
Berry Companies, Inc.
Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co.
C & B Operations
Carter Machinery Company, Inc.
CMW Equipment
Compact Construction Equipment LLC
Company Wrench, Ltd.
Compass Equipment, Inc.
Contractors Sales Co. Inc.
Correlli Inc.
Ditch Witch Mid-States
EJ Equipment Inc
Emery Equipment Sales & Rentals, Inc.
Equipment Corporation of America
Faris Machinery Company
Frank Martin Sons, Inc.
Garton Tractor Inc.
General Equipment & Supplies, Inc.
GS Equipment, Inc. dba Great Southern Equipment Co.
Highway Equipment Company
Hoffman Equipment Co.
Holland Equipment Services
Intermountain Bobcat
James River Equipment
Jesco Inc.
Joe Johnson Equipment Inc.
Kelly Tractor Co.
Kimball Equipment Company
Low Country Machinery
Luby Equipment Services
MECO Miami, Inc.
Modern Group Ltd.
Newman Tractor, LLC
Ohio CAT
Power Equipment Company
RDO Equipment Co.
Scott Machinery Company
Southeastern Equipment Co. Inc.
Standard Equipment Company
Stephenson Equipment, Inc.
Stowers Machinery Corp.
Strongco Corporation
Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC
Thompson Machinery
Thompson Tractor Co., Inc.
Vermeer All Roads
Vermeer Canada Inc.
Vermeer MidSouth, Inc.
Vermeer Southeast Sales & Service Inc.
Vermeer Texas-Louisiana
Wagner Equipment Co.
Washington Air Compressor Rental Co.
West Side Tractor Sales Co.
Westrax Machinery, Inc.
Wheeler Machinery Co.
Whited Equipment Company

AED Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are not permitted within 14 days of the event.

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