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Power of Fresh Fly-In Series

United Fresh is committed to making a strong impact with the Administration and Congress. We invite United Fresh members to join us in Washington, DC for the three part 2018 Power of Fresh Fly-In Series.

Set the tone and influence our industry’s future by meeting with Members of Congress, their staff and the Administration throughout 2018. As business leaders, it’s important to clearly communicate the industry’s key issues and the federal policies and regulations that impact them – all while showcasing how the fruit and vegetable industry is a driving force in the global economy.

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About the 2018 Power of Fresh Fly-In SeriesFresh Facts & Congressional Meetings

Fresh Facts:

  • The 2018 Power of Fresh Fly-In Series is 3 parts: February, May and concludes with the Washington Conference in September. You’re encouraged to join for one, two or all three! Multiple communications throughout the year to congressional leaders is critical.
  • It’s important that policymakers hear from all sectors of our industry – we encourage robust member participation throughout the supply chain!
  • There is no registration fee for participation in the February and May Fly-Ins. Regular Washington Conference registration rates apply in September.
  • Any United Fresh member who participates in the February or May Fly-In may receive a $100 discount to the September Washington Conference.
  • Sign Up to participate in the the series here or contact Angela Tiwari, Director, Grassroots and Political Action at 202.202.3416 or atiwari@unitedfresh.org if you have questions.

Congressional Meeting Teams:

  • February and May Fly-Ins: Meetings with Members of Congress and their staff will likely be based on the policy issues listed below but are subject to change, dependent upon the focus of Congress and Administration at the time of the fly-in.   Fly-In teams will be organized by issue area. When registering – participants may indicate what type of team they would like us to place them on:
    • All Issues/Add Me to Any Policy Team
    • 2018 Farm Bill
    • Food Safety
    • Immigration/Workforce
    • Nutrition and School Meals
    • Regulatory Issues
    • Transportation & Infrastructure
  • September: Congressional meetings during the Washington Conference will be constituent based.

February Power of Fresh Fly-In Schedule of EventsJoin us in Washington DC February 15, 2018

United Fresh members will join the United Fresh Government Relations Council for the first fly-in of 2018!

February Fly-In Headquarters Hotel: Monaco Washington DC

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm | United FreshPAC Major Contributor Dinner
Individuals who have supported United FreshPAC at $1000 and above in 2017 – or – make a pledge at this level for 2018, are invited to a private dinner with a key Member of Congress. If you have questions please contact Angela Tiwari, Director, Grassroots and Political Action or begin your pledge online today by selecting reoccurring payment.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

8:00 am – 10:00 am | Power of Fresh Fly-In: Breakfast and Issues Briefing                                      <
In preparation of Congressional meetings, the regulatory and policy team will outline the current status of key issues, concepts and talking points.

10:30 am – 4:00 pm | U.S. House and Senate Congressional Meetings
U.S. House and Senate Congressional Meetings
Meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill to discuss the important issues impacting our industry. United Fresh staff will schedule congressional meetings based on issue areas in both the Senate and the House of Representatives . During registration please note which topic areas you prefer to cover. 

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | Informal Meeting Debrief and  Happy Hour (Optional)
Following our meetings on Capitol Hill, please join us for an optional informal debrief. Share intel, experiences and action items following your day’s meetings.

May Power of Fresh Fly-In Schedule of EventsJoin us in Washington DC May 9, 2018

Join us for the second fly-in opportunity of 2018. This is a stand alone fly-in.

May Fly-In Headquarters Hotel: Grand Hyatt Washington

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Power of Fresh Fly-In Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

8:00 am – 10:00 am |Power of Fresh Fly-In: Breakfast and Issues Briefing                                     

In preparation of Congressional meetings, the regulatory and policy team will outline the current status of key issues, concepts and talking points.

10:30 am – 4:00 pm                  
U.S. House and Senate Congressional Meetings
U.S. House and Senate Congressional Meetings
Meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill to discuss the important issues impacting our industry. United Fresh staff will schedule congressional meetings based on issue areas in both the Senate and the House of Representatives . During registration please note which topic areas you prefer to cover. 

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm | Informal Meeting Debrief and  Happy Hour (Optional)

Following our meetings on Capitol Hill, please join us for an optional informal debrief. Share intel, experiences and action items following your day’s meetings.

Hotel & Travel

The 2018 Power of Fly-In Series will take place at three wonderful Washington DC hotels. All three hotel links are available to begin booking today! 

United Fresh has reserved a block of rooms at each property at preferred rates.  Reservations may be done online or by calling the hotels directly and referencing United Fresh. 

February Fly-In Headquarters Hotel: Monaco Washington DC
May Fly-In Headquarters Hotel: Grand Hyatt Washington
September Washington Conference Headquarters Hotel: JW Marriott

 

If you are not able to attend the one of the Power of Fresh Fly-Ins and/or will be in Washington DC another time this year and are interested in visiting with Members of Congress and their staff please click here to let us know!

If you have any questions please contact Angela Tiwari, Director, Grassroots and Political Action at 202.202.3416 or atiwari@unitedfresh.org