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|Monday, February 15, 2010||10:23|
(Drinks Media Wire). Dynamic Lineup of Speakers Include Former Speaker Hastert, Political Pundit John Mercurio, Industry Leaders
The National Restaurant Association today announced that the 2010 Public Affairs Conference will be held April 14-16, and will host a dynamic lineup of prominent political experts, including current and former elected officials, political pundits, as well as industry leaders.
Hundreds of restaurateurs from across the country will gather in the nation’s capitol to meet with their members of Congress, advocate for the restaurant industry and discuss issues affecting their businesses. The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.
"The Public Affairs Conference presents an opportunity for restaurateurs from across the country to join together as one strong voice advocating for the restaurant industry," said Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. "As the nation's second largest private-sector employer, the restaurant industry is a significant player in our nation's economic recovery. It is critical that our policymakers understand the challenges that our industry are facing, but also the restaurant industry’s role in job creation and economic growth."
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert will be a keynote speaker at the conference. Hastert was the longest-serving Republican Speaker in history. He was elected to the House in 1987 and served Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. In 2008, Hastert joined Dickstein Shapiro LLP as a member of the firm’s Public Policy & Law Practice.
Political pundit John Mercurio will also provide an inside account of the political leaders and events in the coming year that will shape the state of our industry. Mercurio is the Executive Editor of The Hotline, Washington’s premier daily online source for American politics. In his 18 years of covering politics in both print and on TV, Mercurio has become one of Washington’s leading experts on campaigns, elections and American politics.
Reporters who would like to attend the conference should pre-register by contacting the Association at (202) 331-5939 or email@example.com.
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which is comprised of 945,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 12.7 million employees. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association works to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve. For more information, visit our Web site at www.restaurant.org.
|Company: National Restaurant Association|
|Address: 1200 17th St., NW - 20036 Washington DC|
|Country: UNITED STATES|
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