NASF Washington Forum

Final agenda for the 2011 NASF Washington Forum on April 11-14.


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April 11-14, 2011 • Arlington, VA • The Ritz Carlton-Pentagon City


Monday, April 11

Special Issue Briefing: European Union REACH and Nickel
 Learn More About the Impacts of REACH Legislation from The Nickel Institute
  • What is REACH and how can REACH affect my North American Company?
  • What is the outcome of the 2010 REACH registration of nickel metal and nickel compounds and what are the next steps?
  • How could Listing & Authorization impact the nickel industry ?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 / The Diplomat Room                 

1:00 - 1:15
Opening Remarks                 
Tony Revier, NASF President
Rick Delawder, NASF Vice-President, Washington Forum Co-Chair
Joelie Zak, Washington Forum Co-Chair                 
Bill Wiggins, NASF Government Advisory Committee Chairman                                   
1:15 – 1:30
NASF Update: The Industry Agenda
Christian Richter, NASF Executive Vice President
1:30 – 2:00
Nickel & the Future: NASF & The Nickel Institute’s Strategic Partnership                 
Kevin Bradley, President, The Nickel Institute
2:00 – 2:45
Manufacturing and U.S. Competitiveness: Delivering the Message
Pat Cleary, Senior Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard
2:45 – 3:00
3:00 – 4:00
Metals Industry Collaboration: Legislative Outlook for Fabricated Metals
Anne Wilson, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association
Tooling & Machining
Omar Nashashibi, Partner, The Franklin Partnership (PMA/NTMA “One Voice”)
Fasteners & Forgings
Jennifer Baker Reid, The Laurin Baker Group (Industrial Fasteners Institute and the Forging Industry Association)
4:00 – 5:00
Health Care Reform: Action in the 112th Congress
Susan Eckerly, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, NFIB
5:00 – 5:15
Congressional Meetings: Preparing for Meetings for Capitol Hill (Optional)
Christian Richter, NASF
Jeff Hannapel, NASF
Forum Reception 
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Ambassador Room

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 / The Diplomat Room                 

8:00 – 8:30
Aerospace/Defense & Finishing:  DoD Sustainable Chemicals & Materials Initiatives
Paul Yaroschak, Deputy Director, Office of Emerging Contaminants
Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, U.S. Dept of Defense
Dr. Keith Legg, President, Rowan Technology
8:30 – 9:00
Industry Sustainability and North American Regulation: Canadian Developments
Mike Kuntz, President, Kuntz Electroplating
Mike Dutton, Director, Environmental & Health Science, Vale Inco (Canada)
9:00 – 9:30
Chromium Risk & Regulation: EPA’s Pending Risk, Air & Drinking Water Decisions
Ann Mason, Senior Director, Chemical Products & Technology Division
American Chemistry Council
9:30 – 10:00
Nickel Risk & Regulation: European Union Decisions and Supply Chain Concerns
Dr. Hudson Bates, Executive Director, Nickel Institute
10:30– 10:45
10:45 – 11:30
U.S. and Global Chemicals/Metals Policy: The Emerging Agenda and Outlook
Lynn Bergeson, Principal, Bergeson & Campbell
11:30 – 12:00
Manufacturing Priorities in the New Congress – A Lobbying Perspective
Dana Wood, Co-Chair, Government Relations & Public Policy, Kelley Drye
Keynote: Charlie Cook, The Cook Political Report
OSHA and U.S. Labor Policy: The Changing Landscape
Marc Freedman, Executive Director of Labor Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Baruch Fellner, Partner, Gibson Dunn, Washington, DC
Tax Policy Agenda: Legislative Outlook
Monica McGuire, Senior Policy Director, Taxation
National Association of Manufacturers
3:15 – 3:45
The Future of U.S. Manufacturing: “Reshoring” Legislation
Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), Chairman, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies
Energy Policy after “Cap & Trade”: A New Congress, a New Discussion
Paul Cicio, President, Industrial Energy Consumers of America
Capitol Hill Briefing: Review of Issues for Congressional Visits
Christian Richter, NASF / The Policy Group
Jeff Hannapel, NASF / The Policy Group
Forum Reception
The Ritz Carlton  
The Ambassador Room

Thursday, April 14, 2011 / The Ambassador Room

Breakfast Briefing
Christian Richter, NASF / The Policy Group
Jeff Hannapel, NASF / The Policy Group
Congressional Visits – Capitol Hill