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2012 Washington Forum

September 19 - 21, 2012
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill | Washington, DC


Take Action in Washington, DC! 



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Paul Begala headshot

Tucker Carlson headshot

Tony Podesta headshot


Haley Barbour headshot


Welcome Reception keynote speaker:
Paul Begala

Political analyst and commentator/consultant

Welcome Reception keynote speaker:
Tucker Carlson

Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Caller


 Luncheon Briefing speaker: 
Tony Podesta 

 Founder and Chairman of the Podesta Group 

Dinner keynote speaker:
Haley Barbour

Former Governor of Mississippi and
Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee

Researchers from Euromonitor International, the world leader in strategy research for consumer markets, will share global forecasts for confectionery during Thursday's Going Global Breakfast.

Zandi Brehmer     Heather Prekop  
 Zandi Brehmer      Heather Prekop  







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

  • Economic impact of the candy industry
  • Sugar reform in the 2012 Farm Bill
  • Health and nutrition policy
  • Trade policy
  • Sustainable cocoa

Registration includes visits to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, a great line up of notable speakers, and briefings on the central issues facing our industry. NCA will schedule the appointments and provide you with background materials and talking points, and you carry the message to your elected officials.

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? Contact Erick Bautista or call 202.534.1440. 

Register here for the 2012 Washington Forum. 

After attending NCA's 2012 Washington Forum, here is a thank you letter to personalize and send to each Congressional office you visited. Please contact Kelsey Freeman with any questions.

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