Registration is Open for the 2012 Wine and Grape Policy Conference

2012 Wine and Grape Policy Conference
WineAmerica and Winegrape Growers of America
Washington, DC
Please mark your calendars for the 2012 annual meeting
March 11-14, 2012
Washington Court Hotel
Washington, DC
Registration is now open for the annual Wine and Grape Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is an important opportunity for members of both organizations to discuss and evaluate Federal policy issues of interest to our industry, and to communicate our stances directly to Congressional Staff and the Administration. These meetings play an important role in the critical process of relationship building which is central to our mission of favorably influencing policy outcomes. It is also a great opportunity for wine industry leaders from across the country to network with each other in formal and informal settings. We hope that you will join us in March for this very important meeting.
It must be stressed that Congress will not be in session the week of our meeting. Due to the changing nature of the Congressional Calendar and hotel availability we could not change the dates or venue of our 2012 conference. We believe that we can still have a successful conference. Senior Congressional staff will still be available for meetings.
To register for the meeting please follow this link: http://www.wineamerica.org/membership/springmeeting.cfm
Call the hotel toll free at 800-321-3010 and reference the Wine and Grape Policy Conference
The rates are $299
Rooms fill up quickly in Washington, so please make your reservations as soon as possible. The room block cut off date is February 14.
Please contact Michael Kaiser at mkaiser@wineamerica.org or at 202-223-5172 with any questions regarding the 2012 Wine and Grape Policy Conference.
Preliminary Agenda
Sunday, March 11
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
WineAmerica Executive Committee Meeting
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Welcome WGA Registrants Hospitality Suite
Monday, March 12
7:30 AM
Registration

8:00 AM
Breakfast

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Concurrent WGA and WineAmerica Board Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Welcome Luncheon with Speaker

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
WineAmerica SAC Meeting

1:45 PM- 5:00 PM
WGA Meeting

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Wine Reception at hotel

7:00 PM
No Host Dinner

Tuesday, March 13
8:00 AM
Breakfast
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Policy Discussion
12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Luncheon and Hill Visit Preview
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Hill Visits
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Taste the Wines of America Reception
Wednesday, March 14
9:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Hill Visits cont.
12:30 PM
Legislative Wrap-Up Session