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DRAFT AGENDA AS OF JUNE 28

2018 Chamber Federation Advocacy & Growth Conference

The Intercontinental New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

September 12-14, 2018

DRAFT AGENDA

Please Note: All attendees are welcome to “float” between tracks to attend the sessions that are of most value to them. Exceptions to this general rule are indicated on the agenda (e.g., the CEO Best & Worst Ideas Roundtable is limited to CEOs only).

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

 

COSC & ASCP

5:00-6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

 

COSC Board

ASCP

8:30-9:30 am

ASCP Board Meeting

Pelican II

10:00 am - Noon

COSC Board of Directors Meeting

Treme Room

Get To Know You Interview Session

Pelican II 

ASCP’s welcome session to learn more about our members

Moderator:

Aaron Miller, ASCP Chair

 

COSC & ASCP

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Open

Noon – 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 – 3:45 pm

Best & Worst Roundtable Sessions

Our consistently top-rated session, where we invite you to share with your statehouse colleagues across the country.

  • State Chamber CEOs (only)
  • Room:
  • Moderator: Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber
  • COSC - Government Relations & Communications
  • Room:
  • Moderator: Ashli Watts, Kentucky Chamber, and Tom Schuman, Indiana Chamber
  • ASCP
  • Room: Pelican II
  • Moderator: Aaron Miller, Kansas Chamber

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Networking Break & Hotel Check-in

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Welcome & Introductions

Room

- Honorable Mitch Landrieu, Former Mayor of New Orleans (invited)

- Local state/metro host chamber speaker

- Fred Morgan, President & CEO, Oklahoma Chamber and Chair, COSC

- Aaron Miller, Vice President Investor Relations, Kansas Chair, and Chair, ASCP

- Joe Crosby, Executive Director, COSC

- Geoff O’Hara, Vice President, Regional Affairs & Advocacy, U.S. Chamber

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Opening General Session: Innovation Hour with C_TEC and the Global Energy Institute - Innovation Policy Speaker(s) TBD

Room

Tech/Energy Innovation Speakers blurb

- Speaker, Title, Org

5:30 – 8:30 pm

COSC/ASCP AWARDS DINNER: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

WWII Museum 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

7:30 am

Breakfast—Room

8:00 – 8:45 am

General Session Breakfast Keynote: State of Play from the U.S. Chamber

Room

On the heels of historic tax reform that primed the growth pump, the business community did not push the snooze button until after the midterms. Most pundits were forecasting a year of partisan acrimony after passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Special elections, primaries and general electioneering would make governing impossible, they said. The Chamber federation had other ideas, and, collectively we worked (and are still working) to clear bipartisan legislation, roll back some of the most onerous regulations on the books, and combat some of the more anti-growth efforts emanating from Washington. What lies ahead as we come down the legislative stretch to the end of the Federal Fiscal Year? What is the art of the possible in Lame Duck? How will the 116th Congress look? Join Neil and bring your questions!

- Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President & Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber

8:45 – 9:00 am

Networking Break

 

Government Relations

Communications

ASCP

9:00 – 10:00 am

Public Policy Roundtables

Room

Concurrent roundtable discussions led by state and U.S. Chamber experts on trending public policy issues impacting the business community nationwide in 2018 and looking towards 2019. Pick two of seven.

- Institute for Legal Reform

- Labor Issues

- Transportation

- Immigration

- Education & Workforce

- State Implications of Federal Tax Reform

  • Caroline Harris, Vice President, Tax Policy & Economic Development & Chief Tax Policy Councel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Doug Lindholm, President & Executive Director, Council of State Taxation 

- Healthcare & AHPs

Communications Track

Room

Interactive workshop on digital marketing for advocacy and audience development. We will discuss industry best practices and package take-home tricks to apply to the real-time challenges you face back home. Prior to joining chamber world, Andrew was VP for digital operations at FP1 Strategies in Washington.

-  Andrew Burk, Director of Digital Marketing, U.S. Chamber

 

Intentional Membership Growth
Pelican II

We will discuss and learn about focused areas of strategic membership growth. Walk away with tips, tools, and best practices to strengthen your membership team and division. 

- Shari Pash, Strategic Solutions for Growth

10:00 – 11:00 am

Public Policy Roundtables (cont’d)

Room

Concurrent roundtable discussions led by state and U.S. Chamber experts on trending public policy issues impacting the business community nationwide in 2018 and looking towards 2019. Pick two of seven.

- Institute for Legal Reform

- Labor Issues

- Transportation

- Immigration

- Education & Workforce

- State Implications of Federal Tax Reform

  • Caroline Harris, Vice President, Tax Policy & Economic Development & Chief Tax Policy Councel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Doug Lindholm, President & Executive Director, Council of State Taxation 

- Healthcare & AHPs

Communications Track

Room

Content is still king. It doesn’t matter how sleek your infrastructure is if you can package what you are selling. Learn how to tailor rich, compelling storytelling focusing on real people and businesses in the digital advocacy space. Cordell is a recovering reporter formerly with the Indy Star and Bloomberg News.

- J.D. Harrison, Executive Director for Strategic Communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

LinkedIn as a Relevant Recruitment and Member Engagement Tool
Pelican II

Learn steps to leverage member and industry relationships and put LinkedIn to work for you.  We will discover why LinkedIn is a strategic, relevant, and relational social media tool that will impact your membership growth.

- Shari Pash, Strategic Solutions for Growth

 

COSC & ASCP

11:00 - 11:15am

Networking Break – Room

11:15 am - Noon

General Session: President Trump, National Security & the Trade Debate – What’s Happening & Where is this Headed?

Yes, we live in uncertain and challenging global times. From counterproductive trade headwinds and (the perceived, at least) shifting tenor of some longstanding international alliances, to summits between longstanding foes and opaque elections in important nations, it is difficult to even keep up with your international newsfeed of choice. But we’ve seen this dynamism before, and these challenges also create opportunities if we handle them right. Certainly, Lieutenant General Christman has been at the decision-making table in previous rounds of global upheaval through his service with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to his part in negotiating teams in Israel, Syria and at NATO Command in Brussels. Christman is prepared to read you in to what worked then, and what can work today if we play our hand correctly.

- LTG (Ret.) Dan Christman

Noon – 1:30 pm

General Session: Luncheon Keynote Interview

Congress used to – fairly regularly – pass budgets, appropriations bills, entitlement legislation and other historic, pro-growth policies in a bipartisan way. Honest. One could forgive an alien, who has only recently been keeping tabs on us from afar, who would surely discount this assertion as dubious nostalgia. Sure, there were fights (and earmarks!), but what gives? What has changed in Washington and in our broader body politic in the intervening years that makes a Democratic President working with a Republican Congress to unify North America in a free trade zone, or a GOP Chief Executive working across the aisle to champion African investment or K-12 education reform seem like ancient history? Let’s listen to two bipartisan dealmakers who walked the walk discuss how we can find a new path, and how the business community can help.

- Honorable John Breaux, Former U.S. Senator (D-LA)

- Honorable Charlie Dent, Former U.S. Representative (R-PA)

- Moderator (LABI)

 

Government Relations

Communications

ASCP

1:30 – 2:00 pm

Emerging Issues Breakouts (pick one)

- Gerrymandering, Redistricting & the Courts (PA case study)

- Chambers Taking Business News into their Own Hands (Lorna Romero, Arizona Chamber; Julie Wagner Feasel, Ohio Chamber; Jacqueline Pitts, Kentucky Chamber)

ASCP Afternoon Tour

ASCP Members Only

Mardi Gras World

2:15 – 2:45 pm

Emerging Issues (Cont’d) (pick one)

- Rural Economic Development (GA case study) & “Opportunity Zones”

- What does the post-election “progressive” agenda look like?

ASCP Afternoon Tour

ASCP Members Only

Mardi Gras World

3:00 – 3:30 pm

COSC Update & Partners Roundtable

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Voter Data Discussion

LaSalle B

Many chambers are building their own or using third-party voter data in their political operations. Here from chambers leading on these efforts.

  • Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber
  • Kevin Brinegar, President & CEO, Indiana Chamber

5:45 pm

Gather in lobby

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday Evening Reception

Friday, September 14, 2018

 

COSC & ASCP

8:30 am

Breakfast—Room?

8:45 – 9:15 am

Breakfast General Session: Global Intellectual Property Center – What’s the Latest on IP Trends at Home and Abroad?

You have IP-intensive industries as some of your most important, keep-the-lights-on members…what matters most to them? The Global Innovation Policy Center is working around the world to champion innovation and creativity through IP standards that create jobs, save lives, advance global economic and cultural prosperity, and generate breakthrough solutions to worldwide challenges. Join us at breakfast to learn more.

- Speaker(s) TBD

9:15 – 10:30 am

Closing Keynote Session: Political Trends & Races

Are we living in a New Gilded Age? If so, what can we learn about how the last one ended to help us and our members navigate the waves we may soon encounter and those that might be just over the horizon? What (and where) are the knowns and unknowns that define this new age, and how can we harness their constructive power? Join Bruce as he extrapolates from lessons learned on the Hill as Chief of Staff to former-Sen. JC Watts, in the Administration as Assistant Commerce Secretary, and in the private sector as founder of a leading, bipartisan policy firm.

- Bruce Mehlman, Founder, Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas

 

COSC CEOs

ASCP

10:30 - Noon

State Chamber CEOs Only

  • COSC Compensation Survey Release
  • COSC Annual Meeting

ASCP Members Only

  • Issue Campaigns – Bill Kramer, MultiState Associates
  • ASCP Membership Meeting

10:30 am

Conference Adjourned