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Congressional Action Days

SAF Congressional Action Days 2017

March 13 – 14, 2017, Washington, D.C.
Conference hotel: Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia

Schedule

Monday, March 13

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

KICK-OFF BREAKFAST

9:30 a.m. – Noon

ISSUES AND ADVOCACY TRAINING

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

Meet with attendees from your state or region over lunch so you can talk about the best way to tell the industry’s story during your congressional appointments.

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON OUTING

6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

SAFPAC RECEPTION AND DINNER*

Watch, learn and laugh as internationally acclaimed editorial cartoonist Kal Kallaugher shares insights on politics, the economy and current events while drawing live on stage. His cartoons have engaged, enraged and entertained readers and leaders around the globe. Don’t miss this funny, memorable, interactive presentation. You might even get a cartoon to take home.

*There is an additional fee to attend this special event celebrating SAFPAC, the floral industry’s political action committee. Be sure to mark the checkbox on the registration form.

ABOUT OUR PAC

SAF’s Political Action Committee, SAFPAC, supports our lobbying efforts and brings visibility to the floral industry by contributing to the campaigns of federal candidates. To learn more, contact Drew Gruenburg at 703-838-5229; [email protected]

Tuesday, March 14

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

GRASSROOTS BREAKFAST

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CONGRESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Your time to shine!

Here’s where it all comes together. We give you a flower to wear and take you to Capitol Hill to visit congressional offices as part of your state or regional delegation.

New to “lobbying?”
SAF has you covered. We’ll match you up with a “veteran” attendee or SAF staff member who’ll be with you every step of the way on Capitol Hill.
As you talk about what’s important to your business, you’ll also
EXPAND awareness of the floral industry
BUILD support for our most critical issues
STRENGTHEN our foundation for future generations!

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hortica Insurance logoHOSPITALITY SUITE

Sponsored by Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits
In between appointments, the Capitol Hill Club is your home base. Stop by the hospitality suite to grab lunch or a snack, check in with fellow attendees, and send thank-you messages to lawmakers and staff you visited. While you’re there, take a moment to share your experience @safcad on Facebook and Twitter.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

DAY’S END RECEPTION*

The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
Gather with fellow attendees to unwind, share experiences and frame the events of a very busy day with fascinating personal perspective.

Conference Hotel and Travel Info

SAFCAD_hotel_Ritz_PentagonCityConference Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202
703-415-5000

Room Rates and Reservations

The SAF rate is $229 single/double per night plus local tax. To reserve your room, please call the hotel at 703-415-5000 and ask for the SAF Congressional Action Days room block.

Deadline

The cut-off date for guaranteeing the SAF room rate is Feb. 17. Please make your reservations early. Some restrictions on cancellation may apply.

Transportation to the Hotel

A taxicab can take you to the CAD hotel, which is a 4-minute drive from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Another option is to take the Metro subway. DCA is one stop from the CAD hotel at Pentagon City on the Yellow or Blue Lines.

If you require transportation assistance, please call the hotel’s Concierge Services at 703-415-5000.

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