Join us from 8 a.m. June 20 to 5 p.m. June 21.
Make Our Voice Heard!


Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW - Washington, DC 20001


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The time is now for metalcasters to unite for change in Washington!

Confirmed: We will hear from Samantha Dravis, Senior Counsel/Associate Administrator for Office of Policy, EPA. Dravis will speak at breakfast, Wednesday, June 21.

As the Trump administration takes control and the new congressional session heats up, policymakers will consider proposals that could substantially effect your company’s bottom-line. Together we can make a difference for silica regulations, infrastructure investment, regulatory reform, as well as tax and trade policies affecting your company and the whole industry. The AFS Fly-In, June 20-21, is our chance in 2017 to stand together as foundries, suppliers and casting users to press for policy changes that will positively affect our industry.

The time is now! We have a jam-packed agenda. On day one we will hear from administration officials and policy experts including FOX News All-Star Stephen Hayes, editor of The Weekly Standard. After that, we will have a reception at the prestigious Capitol Hill Club. On day two, we’ll hear from a member of Congress, then have a full day of face-to-face meetings, organized by AFS, with lawmakers and their staff on Capitol Hill. Your senators and representative need to know what you think. Join us in Washington and we’ll tell them together. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, June 20

10:00 a.m.  – 10:10 a.m.
Opening Session / Welcoming Remarks
Patricio Gil, AFS president and CEO, Blackhawk Manufacturing de Mexico SA de CV
General Sessions    

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.    
Outlook on Infrastructure Package in the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress

DJ Gribbin, Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure Policy, White House (Invited)

10:50 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.    
Trump Administration’s Impact on Trade and Buy America Policies

Tim Brightbill, Partner, Wiley Rein
Christopher Weld, Partner, Wiley Rein

11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    
Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Manufacturers
Panelists:  Bruce Lundegren, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration
Marc Freedman, Executive Director of Labor Law Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

12:35 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.    
Keynote Luncheon
The Political Landscape in Washington
Stephen Hayes, Editor-in-Chief, The Weekly Standard and a FOX News contributor

2:15 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Workplace Safety Update:  What’s the Latest on OSHA’s Silica Rule & Top 5 OSHA Issues Facing Foundries in 2017

Bradford T. Hammock, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Tressi L. Cordaro, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    
Changes at EPA on Regulations -  What Does it Mean for the Metalcasting Industry?

Jeff Holmstead, Partner, Bracewell

3:35 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.    
Trump, Congress and Taxes: Is Tax Reform Here?
Learn the latest on key tax reform issues moving through Congress that will impact the metalcasting industry.

Raymond Wiacek, Partner, Jones Day

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Preparation for Capitol Hill Visits / State Breakout Sessions            

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Metalcasting Industry Reception & Recognition Awards to Members of Congress
Join your colleagues for a Reception and Networking Opportunities
     Location:  Capitol Hill Club – 300 First Street, S.E. – 3rd Floor
 Award Recipients:  
     Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) – Senate Armed Services/Environment & Public Works
     Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) - House Transportation
     Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-AL) – House Appropriations

     Note:  Take Cab to Capitol Hill Club - 300 First Street, S.E.

Wednesday, June 21

9:30 – 5:00 p.m.    
Metalcasting Advocacy Day
Congressional Visits in Pre-Scheduled Meetings on Capitol Hill

*War Room* – Capitol Hill Club – 300 First Street, S.E. – New York Room – 3rd Floor
Stop by in between your Hill Meetings - Light Snacks and Drinks Available

Hotel rooms: Metalcasters are excited about raising their voices in Washington! The hotel room block is full, but you can still get rooms within walking distance from the Hyatt. Details below.

Housing and Conference Location

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-737-1234

The room block at the Hyatt is full. Rooms are available at the hotels below, within walking distance of the Hyatt:

Hotel George
15 E Street, NW - Washington DC 20001
Tel: 202-347-4200

Liaison Hotel
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202-638-1616

The Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW - Washington DC 20001
Tel: 202-628-2100


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