2012 AAAE/ALA Summer Legislative Issues Conference

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The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Airport Legislative Alliance (ALA) are proud to present the 2012 AAAE & ALA Summer Legislative Issues Conference, to be held July 16-17 at the W Washington D.C. Hotel. Located adjacent to the White House and moments from Capitol Hill, this annual gathering of executives, commissioners and industry leaders is the perfect opportunity to learn the latest on critical issues affecting airports and to weigh in with your elected officials during an important time in the legislative process.

Though Congress has now passed the FAA Reauthorization Bill (after five years of debate and 23 short-term extensions), there will be no shortage in challenges on the airport legislative front for the foreseeable future. The 2012 AAAE & ALA Summer Legislative Issues Conference will address the current state of play on crucial airport issues and how best to address our priorities in Washington's tough budget environment.

The 2012 AAAE & ALA Summer Legislative Issues Conference offers airport executives, commissioners and industry leaders the perfect opportunity to learn the latest on critical issues affecting airports. During the in-depth, one day conference, attendees will hear from industry experts, congressional staff, administration officials as well as lawmakers tasked with addressing key airport issues in Congress through a series of panel and one-on-one discussions.

All sessions will take place at the W Washington D.C. Hotel, 515 15th Street NW, (F St. Between 14th and 15th Street) Washington, DC. The conference will begin with a welcome reception on Monday, July 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and will include a full day of sessions from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17. Registration fees include the reception, one continental breakfast, one luncheon, all refreshment breaks and handouts. Dress is business attire. Confirmation letters will be emailed to attendees.

On Monday, July 16, there will be a half-day, invitation only ALA Airport Policy Roundtable Meeting. For more information regarding the ALA Airport Policy Roundtable Meeting, please contact Gwen Papineau Basaria.