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2019 Federal Affairs Summit

Monday, August 19 - Tuesday, August 20

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Tri-Cities, WA)

Join us for a timely and topical chance to connect directly with Washington state’s members of congress. Leverage this face-to-face networking opportunity to ask questions and discuss federal policy that may affect your business, and build strong connections with the lawmakers who serve Washington employers and communities.

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Draft Agenda

Monday, August 19 (PST)
WSU Wine Science Center

5:00 p.m.
Reception Begins
5:15 p.m.
Welcome & Introduction
  Kris Johnson, President & CEO, AWB
  Sandra Haynes, Chancellor, WSU Tri-Cities
Tuesday August 20 (PST)
PNNL - Discover Hall

7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
  Breakfast Buffet
8:00 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
  Kris Johnson, President & CEO, AWB
  Dr. Steven Ashby, Lab Director, PNNL
  U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, Dist. 4
8:15 a.m.
Sen. Maria Cantwell
8:45 a.m.
Export-Import Bank Update
  Amy Anderson, Government Affairs Director, AWB, Moderator
  Dan Roberts, Manhasset Specialty Co.
  Marty Clubb, L’Ecole
9:30 a.m.
Next Generation Energy - The Future of Science, Technology & Nuclear Energy Innovation in Washington
  Kelly Fukai, Western Region Government Affairs Manager, SEL, Moderator
  Brad Sawatzke, CEO, Energy Northwest
  Jason Thackston, Sr. Vice President, Avista Corporation
10:30 a.m.
  Kris Johnson, President & CEO, AWB, Moderator
  U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, Dist. 6
  U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, Dist. 4
11:30 a.m.
Infrastructure Report
12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
Lunch Keynote
  Mark Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  Intro- Valerie McCain, Bechtel, Principal Vice President
1:15 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, Dist. 8
1:45 p.m. Impact of Federal Policy on the Agriculture Industry
  Dustin O’Quinn, Chair Immigration Law practice, Lane Powell, Moderator
  Jon Wyss, Executive Director Washington Farm Service agency
  Kate Tynan, Senior Vice President, Northwest Horticultural Council
  Don Gibson, Mount Adams Fruit Company
2:30 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, Dist. 1
3:00 p.m.
Waterways & Means
  Derek Sandison, Director, WA State Dept. of Agriculture, Moderator
  Debbie Bone-Harris, Sr. Public Affairs Manager, Franklin PUD
  Kiel Weaver, Principal Deputy Assistant for Water & Science, U.S. Department of the Interior
3:45 p.m.
Future of Innovation Panel
  Lee Cheatham, Director of Technology Deployment & Outreach, PNNL, Moderator
  Pat Jensen, CEO, Cadwell Labs 
  Junus Khan, Founder, Carbitex
  Rick Winter, President & CEO, UniEnergy Technologies
4:30 p.m.

Dates, times, and content are subject to change.


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