AED Policy Conference & Advocacy Day
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.
|Monday, October 23||Workforce Policy Summit|
|10:30 am||Registration Opens|
|12:30 pm – 1:30 pm||Buffet Lunch|
|1:30 pm – 5:00 pm||Workforce 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 pm||Reception|
|Tuesday, October 24||Policy Conference|
|7:30 am – 12:00 pm||Willard Room Foyer||Event Registration Open|
|8:00 am – 8:30 am||Kick-Off Breakfast & Welcome|
|8:45 am – 10:00 am||OEM 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 am||Break|
|10:15 am – 11:00 am||Infrastructure & 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 am||Tax 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 pm||Break|
|12:00 pm – 1:00 pm||Leading Lawmaker Luncheon|
|1:15 pm – 2:30 pm||Agriculture 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 pm||Advocacy 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 pm||AED Legislative Leadership Award Reception|
Join your industry colleagues for a reception honoring a powerful and influential lawmaker.
|Wednesday, October 25||Advocacy Day|
|8:00 am – 9:00 am||Capitol Hill Club |
300 1st Street, S.E.,
Washington, DC 20003
|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 pm||Capitol Hill Club |
300 1st Street, S.E.,
Washington, DC 20003
|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 pm||Capitol Hill Club|
439 New Jersey Ave, SE
|Lunch will be available in between Capitol Hill Meetings|
2023 Platinum Sponsor:
|Location Information||Willard InterContinental Washington DC|
Willard InterContinental Washington DC
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