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2010 Washington Forum

September 29 - October 1, 2010
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill | Washington, DC

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Meet with Members of Congress & other key government officials to discuss critical confectionery industry issues including:

  • Sugar Policy - U.S. Sugar Policy is not such a sweet deal for sugar users. What can be done about it?
  • Nutrition Policy - Washington is focused on a healthy diet and reducing childhood obesity. What are the details and how do they affect manufacturers?
  • Legislative Update - Policy makers are focused on food safety, child nutrition and other topics. How will it affect manufacturers?
  • State Update - Washington isn't the only place where lawmakers affect our industry. What is going on in state capitals, including candy tax proposals, that impacts us all?

NCA will schedule the appointments and provide you with background materials and talking points, and you carry the message to your elected officials.

Members are given an in-depth tutorial of the current political landscape by Bernadette Budde, one of the most knowledgeable experts in Washington. Discover both sides of the bipartisan coin during the political outlook point-counter-point keynote featuring Ed Gillespie and Terry McAuliffe.

VideoLearn more about Ed Gillespie and Terry McAuliffe (VIDEO).

The Federal government is increasingly activist, and is considering measures that would have a significant impact on your business.  We need your help!  Your personal visit to key Washington offices can have a real impact now, and building relationships with these officials is an essential part of maintaining the influence of our industry in the long term.

Questions? Please contact Libby Taylor or call 202.534.1440 ext. 112




Ed Gillespie
Former Chairman of the
Republican National
Committee, Former Counselor
to President George W. Bush


Terry McAuliffe
Former Chairman of the
Democratic NationalCommittee,
Chairman of Hillary Clinton
for President


Bernadette Budde
Senior Vice President
Business Industry
Political Action Committee


Michael Taylor
Deputy Commissioner
for Foods