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|Tuesday, April 13, 2010||09:16|
(Drinks Media Wire). Nearly 500 restaurateurs from across the country will convene in Washington D.C. this week for the National Restaurant Association's 24th annual Public Affairs Conference. Held April 14-16 at Washington’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, the conference gives restaurateurs the opportunity to interact with members of Congress and provide them with a better understanding of the integral role the restaurant industry plays in the economy – as the second largest private sector employer in the country - and the contributions that restaurants make to better their communities.
The conference agenda includes a dynamic lineup of prominent political experts, including current and former elected officials, political pundits, and industry leaders.
Wednesday, April 14th - Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St., NW
4:45 p.m. Faces of Diversity Awards Presentation
The Faces of Diversity Awards will recognize three restaurant entrepreneurs who have achieved the American Dream in the restaurant industry, and one company that has embraced diversity and inclusion in its business culture.
5:20 p.m. Political pundit/Hotline editor John Mercurio
6:00 p.m. Former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert
7 – 9:00 p.m. Congressional Reception with Some of D.C.'s Top Restaurant Stars - Acadiana Restaurant 901 New York Ave. NW
This event will bring together conference attendees, legislators, and some of D.C.'s top restaurant stars. A silent auction will raise funds from conference participants for the D.C. Central Kitchen.
Thursday, April 15th
8:00 a.m. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.)
8:30 a.m. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)
Friday, April 16th
8:00 a.m. Anita Jones-Mueller, HealthyDiningFinder.com
8:50 a.m. Mike Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods, FDA
9:30 a.m. U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke
Reporters who would like to attend the conference should pre-register by contacting the Association at (202) 331-5939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Sue Hensley 202-331-5964 email@example.com; Maureen Ryan 202-331-5939 firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Company: National Restaurant Association|
|Address: 1200 17th St., NW - 20036 Washington DC|
|Country: UNITED STATES|
|Phone: +1 (202)-973-3677|
|Fax: +1 (202)-973-3961|