Advocacy 2017


What Our Members Are Saying...

"The Advocacy event was a great experience. Having had little exposure to this type of event previously, I was unsure of what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how receptive our representatives are to hearing our concerns. The experience was very rewarding and left me feeling confident that getting involved can absolutely make a difference. In addition to promoting the industry as a whole, I was also able to strengthen relationships with representatives from my state."
-John Larsen, Marathon Ventures
"I want to encourage all fellow members to attend the Advocacy event. This was my first time attending, and without having a large background in politics, I was able to make my voice heard in Washington."

- Adam Gurga, Rehrig Pacific Co.


Please join us at The Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for the Annual PTNPA Advocacy Event. PTNPA Members have the unique opportunity to hear from experts on the current regulatory and political landscape and receive updates on key issues facing the nut industry.

The event is focused on conducting Congressional Meetings, giving PTNPA Members the opportunity to discuss issues of importance to you and your business. At this year's event we will also be delivering member product samples along with pamphlets of educational industry information to Congressional offices. If you want to help get nut industry products in the hands of the decision makers in DC, join us as we show them how healthy, safe, far-reaching, (and powerful) our industry is to the economy and our country!

There is no cost or registration fee for PTNPA members to participate in this event. Travel and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of each individual PTNPA member.  



Wednesday, May 3

8:30 - 11am   |   Continental Breakfast and Morning Program, Connect Room

9 - 10am   |   Washington Update, Martin Hahn/Hogan, Connect Room

10 - 10:30am   |   Insights from the Senate Ag Committee, James Glueck, Majority Staff Director, Connect Room

10:30 - 11am   |   Review of Industry Info and Educational Tools, Connect Room

11am - 12:30pm   |   LUNCH & More Learning, The Hill Room

11 - 11:30am   |   Senate Committee on Appropriations, Fitzhugh Elder, Deputy Staff Director, The Hill Room

11:30am - 12pm   |   Final Preparation for Congressional Meetings, The Hill Room

12:30 - 5pm   |   Congressional Meetings and Nut Industry Educational Material/Product Deliveries to House and Senate Offices

5:30 - 7:30pm   |   Networking Reception at Art & Soul (located adjacent to The Liaison Hotel)

Thursday, May 4

8:30 - 10am   |   Continental Breakfast and Room for Meeting Prep Available, Connect Room

10am - 5pm   |   Continued Congressional Meetings and Nut Industry Educational Material/Product Deliveries to House and Senate Offices




This year's event will be held at the Liaison Capitol Hill, located at  415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. The hotel can be reached at 888-513-7445 or by visiting their website HERE





The PTNPA is "The Voice of America's Nut Industry"