International D.C. Fly-in

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Name: International D.C. Fly-in
Date: September 26, 2017 - September 29, 2017
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Event Description:


Do you want your voice heard by the individuals who influence trade policy? Do you want to talk about the trade barriers that affect your company's bottom line? If this peaks your interest, then join the Kentucky District Export Council (KDEC) and World Trade Center Kentucky (WTC-KY) for their second annual D.C. Fly-in.

World Trade Center Kentucky (WTC-KY) is partnering with the Kentucky District Export Council (KDEC) to bring Kentuckiana's international business leaders to the Nation's Capitol.

Join the World Trade Center Kentucky for its second annual
D.C. International Fly-in!

Tentative Mission Agenda:
Tuesday, September 26th
Arrive in DC no later than 6 pm

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8:00a-8:30            Breakfast on Your Own
9:00a-9:15            Arrive at U.S. Chamber of Commerce
9:50a-10:00            Congressman James Comer - 1st District
10:10a-10:50            Congressman John Yarmuth - 3rd District
11:00a-11:45            Senator Mitch McConnell
11:30a-12:00p            Travel to the Trade Symposium Us Chamber of Commerce
12:00p-1:45            Lunch with Rep. Andy Barr (KY, R-6th)
2:00p-2:45            Trade Policy Updates and Key Issues
3:00p-3:45            An Update on the Export-Import Bank
 4:00p-4:45            General Session:  Congressional Speaker
 4:45p-5:00            Closing Remarks by NDEC and US Chamber of Commerce
 5:00p-6:00            Reception: Blackfinn Ameripub
Thursday , September 28                                            
Ronald Reagan International Trade Building
 8:00a-8:30a            Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:30a-9:00a            DoC ITA Update and Projects
9:00a-10:15a             Panel 1: Governance
10:15a-10:30a            Networking Break
10:30a-11:45a            Panel 2: NDEC Projects and DEC Engagement
11:45p-12:30p            Lunch with Congressional Leader
1:00p-5:30p            U.S. Chamber of Commerce Meeting
5:30p-8:00p            Joint Reception in the Capitol Visitor Center in conjunction                             with Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

Friday, September 29th
Return Flight

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"I thought I knew how the system worked in Washington but after traveling with the WTC of Kentucky and meeting with people on the inside, I learned that my assumptions were wrong.

Traveling with WTC provided my organization access to people who have their finger on the pulse of Washington and who can explain the issues in plain language.

Our organization has partnered with the WTC of Kentucky and we had an opportunity to visit Washington D.C. and meet with legislators as well as subject matter experts to understand the issues and express a voice on topics that impact our business directly."

Mike Reynolds
Corporate Controller
LBX Company, LLC
Event Sponsors:
  • World Trade Center Kentucky
  • Kentucky District Export Council Inc.
Washington, D.C.
Date/Time Information:
September 26 - 29, 2017
Contact Information:
Sherry Mulkins

Two day total cost: $699*
One day total cost:  $549*

Two day cost includes: two (2) lunches, one (1) dinner and two (2) receptions. 
One day cost includes: one (1) lunch, one (1) dinner and one (1) reception.

*Does not include cost of flight or hotel stay

Recommended hotels:
Holiday Inn Capitol, 555 C St. SW, Washington DC; 877-834-3613; Group Code DCI

Loews Madison, 1177 15th St. NW, Washington DC; 202-862-1600

See attached flier for  full details and suggested flights.

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