About the Conference

Last year’s inaugural DC Fly-in was a huge success. Don’t miss your chance to join Business Council president Heather Briccetti, vice president Ken Pokalsky and fellow members for a day of meetings with New York’s Congressional delegation and policy experts from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Attendees are welcome to fly-in early on the 16th and meet with their own representatives (please note: The Business Council will not be scheduling these meetings for attendees). We will be hosting a welcome reception that evening in DC (more information to follow).

Agenda (PDF)

Monday, July 16

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception at the stunning AT&T Forum
601 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

Tuesday, July 17

Rayburn House Office Building Room 2043

8:00 - 11:20 a.m.

Light breakfast and refreshments will be served

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Networking and welcome from Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Barbara M. Angus, Chief Tax Counsel, Committee on Ways and Means

9:15 - 9:40 a.m.

Ken Pokalsky, Vice President, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

9:40 - 10:00 a.m.


10:00 - 10:20 a.m.

Honorable Brian Higgins (D, 26th District)

10:20 - 10:40 a.m.

Honorable John Faso (R, 19th District)

10:40 - 11:00 a.m.

Honorable Tom Reed (R, 23rd District)

11:00 - 11:20 a.m.

Honorable Paul M. Tonko (D, 20th District)

12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.

Policy briefings with senior policy staff of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
(Lunch and refreshments will be served)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Offices
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Working Lunch

1:00 - 1:05 p.m.

Welcome Remarks
Lexi Pursley, Director, Federation Programs
Political Affairs and Federation Relations

1:05 - 1:30 p.m.

Energy Policy Discussion
Chris Guith, Senior Vice President, Policy
Global Energy Institute

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Small Business Policy Discussion
Tom Sullivan, Vice President, Small Business Policy

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

U.S. Chamber Update
Thomas J. Donohue
, President and Chief Executive Officer

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Tax Policy Update
Caroline Harris, Vice President, Tax Policy and Economic Development

Hotel & Airline Information

In order to best accommodate the needs of attendees, we will not be reserving a hotel block. Some recommended accommodations near Capitol Hill include:

Hyatt Regency, the Liaison, Washington Court, or Kimpton George

Registrants are encouraged to book their own flights. Tuesday’s schedule ends at a time that should enable people to catch late afternoon/early evening flights home.

Please note, travel time from the U.S Chamber headquarters to the DC-area airports is as follows:

Reagan National: 14 minutes (approximate)
Dulles International: 34 minutes (approximate)
Baltimore/Washington International: 55 minutes (approximate)

Links to more information on Washington, DC

Registration Information

Payment must accompany registration. Registration includes Welcome Reception, Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments.

  Before 7/9/18 After 7/9/18
Member $ 199 $ 249
Non-Member $ 299 $ 349

To Cancel: You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. If you need to cancel less than seven days prior, you may: 1) send a substitute; or 2) received a non-refundable credit voucher good for any Business Council event, valid for up to one year from date.


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