Advocacy 2019


Please join us in Washington, DC for the Annual PTNPA Advocacy & Government Relations 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. 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.

Interested in prepping? Read this important memo to get a head start.
Click here to read the full memo: 2019 Washington Political Landscape


Tuesday, May 7

8 - 9am                     Welcome and Continental Breakfast, Metro Ballroom East & West

9am - 10am           Today in Washington, DC - Helena Bottemiller Evich/POLITICO, Metro Ballroom East & West

10am - 11am         Washington Update - Martin Hahn/Hogan Lovells, Metro Ballroom East & West

11am - 12pm         Lunch and More Learning: Recap, Review of Current Issues and Meeting Prep, Metro Ballroom East & West

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

5:30 - 7:30pm       Networking Reception, Art & Soul Restaurant (adjacent to Liaison Hotel)

Wednesday, May 8

8 - 9:30am              Continental Breakfast and Room for Meeting Prep Available, The Hub/Grid Room

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



This year's event will be held at the Liaison Capitol Hill, located at 415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC 20001. PTNPA is now managing hotel rooms, please contact us at if we can assist you. 



Helena Bottemiller Evich, POLITICO

Helena Bottemiller Evich is a senior food and agriculture reporter for POLITICO Pro. Before joining POLITICO, Helena spent four years reporting on food politics and policy at Food Safety News, where she covered Congress, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Helena's work has also appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review and on NBC News. Her reporting has taken her to the Louisiana coast during the Gulf oil spill, Arizona lettuce fields, North Carolina hog farms and the occasional presidential turkey pardoning.

Martin Hahn, Hogan Lovells

Martin Hahn focuses on a wide variety of regulatory issues affecting the food and dietary supplement industries. He assists companies in complying with the numerous statutes, regulations and guidance documents implemented by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Martin represents numerous businesses in the food industry including companies that market finished foods directly to consumers, food ingredients, infant formulas, dietary supplements and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.














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