2018 Federal Affairs Summit
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma
Connect with Washington’s congressional delegation at AWB’s Federal Affairs Summit this Aug. 14 in Tacoma.
Ask questions and learn more about international trade, immigration, taxes, defense spending and other federal issues that impact your business. This is a special opportunity to make your voice heard and engage our elected officials on positive solutions to help Washington thrive.
Please join us for a day of conversation, networking receptions and more at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. For questions, please contact Kelli Schueler at KelliS@awb.org or 360.943.1600.
AWB Room Block Information
Room Reservations for the AWB room block can be made by calling 253.591.9100 or--use the link below Courtyard Tacoma Downtown.
|8:00 am||Welcome – Opening Remarks||Ballroom
|Kris Johnson, President & CEO, AWB
|Dr. Steven Ashby, Lab Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|
|8:30 am||Rep. Derek Kilmer||Ballroom|
|9:00 am||Rep. Adam Smith||Ballroom
|9:30 am||Rep. Rick Larsen||Ballroom|
|10:10 am||Rep. Denny Heck||Ballroom|
|10:40 am||Trading with Canada and Mexico – Discussions on Tariffs and NAFTA
|Rep. Derek Kilmer, Moderator|
|Lewis Coughlin, Consul & Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada|
|Dr. Roberto Dondisch, Head Consul of Mexico, Seattle|
||Sen. Patty Murray (video)
||Trade Today in Washington State
|Paul Read, Publisher, Journal of Business, Moderator
|David Konz, Risk Management & Government Affairs, Tidewater Transportation & Terminals|
|Olowo-n’djo Tchala, CEO, Alaffia and US Trade Ambassador to Africa|
|Kristin Kershaw, Kershaw Companies/Domex Superfresh Growers, Director of Corporate Affairs|
||The State of the U.S. Supreme Court
The Honorable Slade Gorton
Senator from Washington state, 1981-1987 &1993-2001
|3:15 pm||Sen. Maria Cantwell (video)
||Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
|4:00 pm||Rep. Suzan DelBene