WOW! I am super excited this year about the Government Affairs Fly-In 2016 and our companion event the ERSP Summit, which will take place May 24-25 at SunTrust Headquarters right here in Washington, D.C.!
This year is already a huge success for these events with incredible speakers lined up for our industry guests.
From the Federal Trade Commission, we have Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, Associate Director Marketing Practices Lois Greisman, and Mary Engle, Associate Director for Advertising Practices.
We will be joined by State Attorney General Karl Racine (D-DC) and Richard Lawson, until recently with the Florida Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.
To focus on the upcoming elections this fall, we are joined by Kyle Trgstad from the National Journal’s Hotline, who plans to predict which candidate will take the Presidency this year. Will it be President Trump or President Clinton? Up next, we have two Washington insiders from the lobbying firm of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas. One is a Republican, the other a Democrat, and they will explore what’s in store on Capitol Hill and at the regulatory agencies under new management.
Later on the Hill, we will hear from Chairman of House Rules Committee Pete Sessions about his work in the House on Operation Choke Point. We also plan to visit with key authors of the companion legislation on Operation Choke Point in the Senate from the offices of Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT).
We have huge and ongoing support from across the membership base, as well as with registrations running at a strong pace. Our ability to engage on behalf of the industry with the regulatory and legislative communities heavily relies upon this support from within the industry. So a huge thanks to this year’s attendees for helping make the Fly-In such a phenomenal occasion of association and advocacy.
Finally, our industry’s leadership is often found again and again from within the ranks of this year’s financial underwriters. Their support is a key component that helps us provide this forum of engagement. I am proud of their involvement and know that all the stakeholders of the Electronic Retailing Association ecosystem are proud of them for stepping up to the plate.
Beachbody, Venable LLP, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and Mountain Valley Integrated Solutions
Evtech Media, Invictus Law, and Locke Lord, LLP
MAC - the Merchant Acquirers’ Committee
If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time so act now!! I look forward to seeing everyone there.