USIFI and NFI Lobby Days to be Held February 7-8 in Washington, DC
USIFI and NFI members will join forces in Washington, DC, February 7-8 to discuss important trade and government procurement textile issues with Congress and key executive branch policymakers. We are moving lobby days to early February in order to hit the ground running with the new incoming administration and Congress.
Importantly, Lobby Days are your opportunity to grow better working relationships between your company and the people making and implementing policy on trade, the Berry Amendment, and other issues such as general government procurement that have a direct impact on our industry. We are preparing a focused agenda that capitalizes on key themes that were elevated in the 2016 presidential campaign regarding fair trade and buying American. It’s time to go on the offensive to seek to strengthen and broaden Berry beyond DoD and ensure that U.S. trade policy works for U.S. manufacturers.
This annual advocacy event is also our best opportunity to showcase the dynamism of the U.S. textile sector. Policymakers are more receptive to policy direction from industries that are forward-thinking and adapting to a changing marketplace. They want and need to hear how our industry is recapitalizing itself, innovating new commercial and military products, and exporting around the world.
If your schedule does not permit you to attend, we encourage you to send other senior executives from your company. Your two days in Washington will lay critical groundwork for the industry’s efforts throughout the year. We hope you will mark your calendars and plan to join us!
Please contact Janelle Wells firstname.lastname@example.org to register and learn more.