NASF Washington Forum

April 8-10, 2014

Washington D.C.


Join finishing companies around the national to learn why it is important to advocate beyond the walls of your business. Gain the tools to lobby your legislators about issues that impact our industry and then advocate face-to-face for support of key legislation that specifically addresses the challenges of the industry. The time is right for surface finishing professionals to advance the industry as an integral part of our nation's economy. Your participation will help make an impression on elected officials at the Capitol.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

1:00 – 1:10 PM Opening Remarks
Rick Delawder, NASF President
Joelie Zak, NASF Government Advisory Committee Chairman
1:10 – 1:30 PM NASF Update: The Industry Agenda
Christian Richter, The Policy Group
1:30 – 2:00 PM NASF – Nickel Institute Strategic Partnership
Tim Aiken, President, The Nickel Institute
2:00 – 2:45 PM The Small Manufacturing Agenda: NASF – PMA Collaboration
Omar Nashashibi, The Franklin Partnership
2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 3:30 PM The Globally Harmonized System: OSHA and the New HazCom Rule
Jennifer Lawless, OSHA Office of Chemical Hazards – Metals
3:30 – 4:00 PM Manufacturing, Finishing and the “Skills Gap”: Aligning Industry and Workforce Needs
Morna Foy, President, Wisconsin Technical College System
4:00 – 4:30 PM Chemicals & Metals Policy & the Supply Chain: Intel Washington Office
Andrea Fava, Manager of Environmental Policy, Intel Global Public Policy
4:30 – 5:00 PM Climate Policy: Recent Trends in the Manufacturing Supply Chain
Marty Spitzer, World Wildlife Fund
5:00 – 5:15 PM Congressional Meetings: Preparing for Meetings for Capitol Hill (Optional)
Christian Richter, The Policy Group
Jeff Hannapel, The Policy Group
5:30 – 7:00 PM Reception

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

8:00 – 8:30 AM State Water Regulators: Metal Finishing is on the Agenda in Washington
Susan Kirsch, Association of Clean Water Agencies
8:30 – 9:00 AM EPA Water Priorities: The New Federal Stormwater Rule & Your Company
Deborah Nagle, Director, Water Permits Division US EPA
9:00 – 9:30 AM Chemicals & Metals Policies on the Horizon: Highlights for Surface Finishing
Chris Bell, Partner, Greenberg Traurig, Washington D.C.
9:30 – 10:00 AM Nickel Developments: Latest Global Trends and their Impact on Manufacturing
Dr. Hudson Bates, Executive Director, Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association
10:00 – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 – 11:30 AM Labor Policy: OSHA, the Department of Labor & the National Labor Relations Board
Brad Hammock, Partner, Jackson Lewis
Jonathan Kaplan, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson
11:30 – 12:00 PM Industry Priority Legislation on Capitol Hill: TSCA Reform
Amy DuVall, American Chemistry Council
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch Keynote
Washington Outlook: Congress
& the 2014 Elections

Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report
1:30 – 1:45 PM Break
1:45 – 2:30 PM Emerging Energy Policy & Manufacturing Impacts: Pending Legislation
Paul Cicio, Industrial Energy Consumers of America
2:30 – 3:00 PM Regulation, Sustainability & the Supply Chain: General Electric's Washington Office
Pat Casano, Counsel, Government Affairs, GE Washington Office
3:00 – 4:00 PM The Federal Budget, Taxes & Health Care – Where is Washington Headed?
Andy Friedman, The Washington Update
4:00 – 4:30 PM Be Effective with Congress: A Perspective from a Top Trade Association
David French, Senior Vice President for Government Relations National Retail Federation
4:30 – 4:45 PM Capitol Hill Briefing: Review of Issues for Congressional Visits (optional)
Christian Richter, The Policy Group
Jeff Hannapel, The Policy Group
5:30 – 7:00 PM Reception in The U.S. Capitol Visitors Center
All attendees must confirm attendance to this event with Cheryl Clark ( no later than Monday, April 7th, 12 PM.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

7:00 – 8:30 AM NASF Breakfast Briefing
Christian Richter, The Policy Group
Jeff Hannapel, The Policy Group
8:30AM – 5:00PM Congressional Visits