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2017 Vinyl Industry Congressional Fly-in Agenda

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The National Press Club | 529 14th Street, NW | Washington, DC, 20045

12:00PM - 6:00PM Registration Desk Open (Pick up your Capitol Hill Meeting Packets)
12:00PM - 1:15PM Lunch
1:15PM - 1:45PM Opportunities and Challenges for the Chemical Industry
Hear from the Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, on the opportunities and challeneges to the chemical industry in 2017.
1:45PM - 3:00PM

Vinyl Industry Outlook Panel Discussion
Hear from the Vinyl Institute Executive Committee: Bob Buesinger, Westlake Chemical; Dick Mason, Shintech, Inc.; Dick Hienle, Formosa Plastics; and Grant Evans, Oxy Vinyls LP on the state of the vinyl industry – moderated by Dick Doyle, President and CEO, The Vinyl Institute.

3:00PM - 3:15PM Break
3:15PM - 3:45PM Environmental Protection Agency Regulation Discussion
3:45PM - 4:15PM Housing Discussion
Hear from Ken Gear, Executive Director of the Leading Builders of America on the current state of the housing industry and housing policies that may affect the vinyl industry.
4:15PM - 4:45PM Water Infrastructure Discussion
Hear from Congressman Garrett Graves, Chair of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the state of our nation's water infrastructure.
4:45PM - 5:00PM Issue Discussion and Wrap-up
5:00PM - 6:00PM Reception

Thursday, May 18, 2017

7:00 am   **Bus departs from the Washington Marriott at Metro Center to the Capitol Hill Club**

Capitol Hill Club | 300 First Street, SE | Washington, DC 20003

7:15AM - 8:30AM Breakfast buffet at the Capitol Hill Club
8:30AM - 5:00PM Congressional office visits begin and go on throughout the day
11:30AM - 1:30PM Lunch buffet available at the Capitol Hill Club
4:30PM - 6:00PM Debrief and Reception