NASF Washington Forum

April 14-16, 2015

Washington D.C.

You Are the Voice of Our Industry

As the surface technology industry looks toward the future, new policy developments are emerging that will significantly impact the manufacturing value chain and finishing operations. The 2015 NASF Washington Forum is your opportunity to gain valuable insights into the regulatory, legislative and legal challenges ahead for the finishing industry and manufacturing. The Forum will provide participants with invaluable knowledge and the chance to shape outcomes on the issues with the option of taking the industry’s message directly to regulators and lawmakers in Washington.

Valuable Insights. Great Opportunity. 2015 a Success.

As we enter 2015, there are several pending regulatory, legislative and legal actions that will have a high impact on manufacturing overall and the finishing industry specifically, including:

  • Potentially major changes to federal EPA effluent limits for finishing operations;
  • Precedent-setting litigation on EPA’s Chromium air emissions rule;
  • Federal legislative reform efforts to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); and
  • Executive actions at OSHA and the NLRB affecting workplace employment and safety regulations.

Participants of this year’s Washington Forum received current, in-depth updates on these topics and more, followed by an opportunity to spend a day on Capitol Hill meeting with Senators, Representatives, and senior congressional staff to discuss the future of the surface technology industry and the future of your business.

2015 Presentation Downloads - Attendee Access Only

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Insider Keynote

Respected political analyst and national editor of The Cook Political Report, Amy Walter, kicked off the 2015 Washington Forum with insightful discussion on the electoral process, congressional culture and the Washington political scene. Ms. Walter has unparalleled access to Capitol Hill insiders as one of the best political journalists covering Washington today. Click here for complete biography.

Outstanding Reviews for the Washington Forum

Finally, having the opportunity to meet with our state representatives with a group of our peers affords small companies such as mine to have a voice that normally only comes from that of a larger organization.

Doug Mangino, Accent Metal Finishing

The 2014 NASF Washington Forum was very interesting this year. It had a good mix of speakers from federal and state agencies along with consultants and lobbyists from the DC area, and they discussed a wide range of business and EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) topics that affect the metal finishing industry. What I found most interesting came from the representatives from the Nickel Institute, because they gave some important environmental and safety updates concerning nickel plating and REACH.

Stephen Gaydos, Boeing