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|Wednesday, April 13, 2011||14:50|
(Drinks Media Wire). Highlights theme “America Works Here” showcasing nation’s restaurants
(Washington, D.C.) Nearly 500 restaurateurs from across the country will convene in Washington this week for the National Restaurant Association's 25th annual Public Affairs Conference.
Held April 13-14 at Washington’s Renaissance Hotel, the conference will give restaurateurs an 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 will highlight the theme “America Works Here,” a campaign that the National Restaurant Association launched in January to better tell the industry’s story to opinion leaders, highlighting restaurants’ economic impact, career opportunities, and philanthropic giving.
The conference agenda includes a dynamic lineup of prominent political experts, including elected officials, political pundits, and industry leaders.
Wednesday, April 13th – Renaissance Washington Downtown Hotel, 999 9th, NW
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner Awards Program
Gala Dinner program for Public Affairs Conference attendees, with an opening reception sponsored by Louisiana Seafood. Winners of the 2011 Faces of Diversity and Restaurant Neighbor Awards will be honored. Speakers include Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (D-Texas), Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and nationally known political pundit Tucker Carlson.
Thursday, April 14th
7:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast program/Legislative Landscape
8:00 a.m. Congressman Greg Walden (R-Ore.)
8:30 a.m. Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia)
Reporters who would like to attend the conference should pre-register by contacting the Association at (202) 331-5964 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 960,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of nearly 13 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|
|Phone: +1 (202)-973-3677|
|Fax: +1 (202)-973-3961|