Policy Summit

Monday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 16
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Year's Summit is Going Virtual

Tracking the current situation regarding the coronavirus and keeping the health and safety of our members and attendees at our highest priority, AWB is pivoting its annual Policy Summit to a virtual event. The online Policy Summit will bring together employers and policy experts to build connections with fellow business leaders from across the state, directly on your preferred device, from anywhere

AWB continues to evaluate the best way to deliver our annual member conferences better known to you as our upcoming Policy Summit. We considered our options through the filter of our members’ and attendees’ health and safety, and remain committed to supporting our statewide business community by delivering the tools and resources our employers need to safely continue operations and keep our economy running, at every capacity possible, in order for each and every one of us to have the strength, will and means to fight back against this virus.

This year's virtual summit will still allow you to gain insights on trade policy, small business leadership, entrepreneurship, and much more. Make connections and engage in high-level, statewide policy discussion. Learn about the current outlook on issues that impact your business and the communities where we live and work.

One of our most popular events, Policy Summit is ideal for business leaders and owners, entrepreneurs, policy experts and lawmakers who are interested in in fostering a competitive and resilient business environment to allow their companies to thrive in our local communities and in the broader economy. Join a community of business-minded leaders creating a unifying voice for economic prosperity throughout Washington state.

Your 2020 ticket grants you access to our new virtual Summit.

The new AWB Online Experience allows you to attend Policy Summit live with other leaders, directly on your preferred device, from anywhere. Plus, you’ll automatically get access to our on-demand to replay the Summit talks after the event. Please note, individual tickets must be purchased in order to attend and take part in the interactive elements of the event and to access on-demand videos.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with other leaders across the state!


  • Full Package Virtual Pass - $399
  • Virtual Pass One Day - $149

2019 Highlights Video

Keynote speakers include

Paul-Ryan-100 Paul Ryan
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2015-2019)

Heidi Heitkamp
Former United States Senator from North Dakota
Amy-Walter-100 Amy Walter
National Editor of the Cook Political Report and Host of WNYC’s The Takeaway Fridays
Reshma-Saujani-100 Reshma Saujani
Founder & CEO of Girls Who Code, Author


Tentative Agenda

Day 1: Monday, September 14

Minorities Business Leadership Panel
 Keynote: Amy Walter
 National Editor of the Cook Political Report and Host of WNYC’s The Takeaway Fridays
4-Corners Leadership Panel
Mainstreet Business – Strategies for Being Resilient 
 A Tale of Three Cities: A Local Response to COVID-19

Day 2: Tuesday, September 15

Tax Structure of Washington
Debate Session 1
Economy & Budget
Reshma Saujani
 Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code
 Breakout: Young Professionals
 with Reshma Saujani
 Transportation & Climate
Boston Consulting Groups: Update on COVID-19 Pandemic, Economic Impacts and Solutions Implementation

Day 3: Wednesday, September 16

Washington's Critical Air Transportation Infrastructure: An Alaska Airline/Horizon Air Update
Energy CEO Fireside Chat
Paul Ryan
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2015-2019)
Heidi Heitkamp
Former United States Senator from South Dakota

 Exclusive roundtable with Paul Ryan
Women's Leadership roundtable
 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic the full agenda is subject to change as the situation develops

For more information about how to become an AWB member and unlock exclusive benefits like discounted event registration visit our Membership page to learn more.

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