2014 Government Affairs Conference

May 20, 2014

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Tuesday, May 20th
Government Affairs Conference > 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. > Raleigh Convention Center

Hear From Lawmakers Who Have a Critical Vote on Bills Affecting Your Business!

This Conference is the perfect opportunity for you to make a lasting impression with legislators who have a critical vote on bills affecting your business. Historically, lawmakers look at thousands of bills in one session alone – help them put a face on issues like workers’ compensation, tort reform, taxes, environmental reform and more. This particular legislative session is projected to tackle major issues.

Leaders of the NC General Assembly will talk about the upcoming session and policies that could impact the state’s business climate. There will be more than 350 attendees from a range of corporations, associations and public policy groups on hand; you won’t want to miss this event!

Keynote Address: An Insider’s Look at the 2014 and 2016 Elections
Mr. David Wasserman, House Editor, The Cook Political Report

David WassermanDavid Wasserman is the House editor for the Cook Political Report, where he is responsible for handicapping and analyzing U.S. House races. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report provides analyses of presidential, Senate, House, and gubernatorial races. The New York Times called the Cook Political Report “a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative.”

Wasserman analyzes the current political environment in presentations that he can tailor to his audiences’ specific interests or locales. His analysis looks at both national and local politics (if requested, he can even do a district-by-district analysis), the three critical trends that affect voting, and what the future holds for American politics.

Highly-Praised Expertise. Nate Silver of the New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blog wrote: “Wasserman’s knowledge of the nooks and crannies of political geography can make him seem like a local,” and the Los Angeles Times recently called Wasserman “whip smart” and a “scrupulously nonpartisan” analyst whose “numbers nerddom was foretold at a young age.”

3:30 pm
Welcome Remarks/Chamber Legislative Overview
Lew Ebert, President and CEO, North Carolina Chamber

3:45 pm
An Insider’s Look at the 2014 and 2016 Elections
Mr. David Wasserman, House Editor, The Cook Political Report

4:30 pm
Legislative Overview: House and Senate Leadership
(Times Pending Session Calendar)
Senator Dan Blue, Senate Minority Leader
Senator Rick Gunn, Co-Chair Senate Commerce Committee
Representative Larry Hall, House Minority Leader (INVITED)
Representative Thom Tillis, Speaker of the House (INVITED)

5:30 pm
Closing Remarks/Adjournment
Lew Ebert

Members’ Reception > 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. > Marbles Kids Museum

Honoring the members of the North Carolina Chamber >
Connect With Legislators, Business Leaders and Public Policy Personnel!

Attendees of the Government Affairs Conference, as well as any current Chamber Member, are invited to Marbles Museum for the Members’ Reception that immediately follows the conference. At the reception you will get one-on-one time face time to connect with North Carolina’s impact people. In years past, the reception has been well attended and has served as a place to connect and network with some of the most influential people across the state. Make the most of a great day and stick around to mingle!

** Non-Members of the Chamber who attend the Government Affairs Conference are invited to join us for the Members’ Reception. 


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