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2013 September DC Meetings

September 18 - 19, 2013
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill | Washington, DC


Wednesday, September 18

  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Cocoa Regulatory Meeting
    (held at the Liaison Hotel, directly across the street from the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill)
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Executive Board Meeting
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. State of the Industry Conference Committee Meeting (working lunch)  
  • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Health & Wellness Leadership Team Meeting
  • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Supplier Advisory Committee Meeting
  • 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Chocolate Council Board Meeting  
  • 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Sweets & Snacks Expo Committee Meeting
  • 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Reception with keynote speakers USDA Undersecretary Michael Scuse and 
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA)


Thursday, September 19

  • 7:30 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast*
  • 7:50 - 11:30 a.m. Board of Trustees Meeting*
  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch*
  • Afternoon – Targeted Sugar Reform Hill Appointments*


*Denotes events that all are invited to attend. If you are not on a board or committee that will meet in September, you are invited to attend the Wednesday evening program and reception, the Thursday morning breakfast, Board of Trustees meeting, lunch and Hill appointments.


Members-only resources are available for NCA members who are attending the 2013 September meetings.


In a typical year, NCA’s Washington Forum is the candy industry’s opportunity to visit Washington, DC, to address critical issues with members of Congress. In 2013 these important meetings have been taking place all year; many NCA members have already participated in at least one fly-in this year. Given the uncertainty about the standing of sugar reform, NCA will be focusing our efforts uniquely this fall. As a result, there will not be a traditional Washington Forum this year. This will allow the industry to target its approach with members of Congress most likely to be persuaded to support American jobs by voting for sugar reform.


Reserve your hotel and see the 2013 restaurant guide.

NCA anticipates the Washington Forum will return in 2014. For more information, contact Libby Taylor.