Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - 2016 DC Visit

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Upcoming Events

October 27
SchmoozaPalooza Trade Show
Join Oklahoma City business professionals as they gather at the State Fair Park.
October 31
Chamber Forum
Chamber Forum on state questions.
November 8
Member Orientation
Learn about Chamber's key initiatives and programs while meeting other members.
November 9
Chairman's Event
This breakfast will feature U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe.

2016 DC Visit

A main priority for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is our year-round legislative advocacy efforts. Join fellow community leaders in a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., April 27-28, 2016.

This annual event includes personal briefings with Oklahoma’s U.S. senators and congressmen and a reception on Capitol Hill with federal officials and defense leaders. On the second day, sessions will cover specific areas of interest on issues critical to our community including a military defense briefing. Attendees will learn more about legislation that impacts local business and have an opportunity to personally speak with our Oklahoma congressional delegation.

$800 registration fee includes one night’s lodging at The Henley Park Hotel and all affiliated events. Air travel to and from Washington, D.C. is not included, giving attendees the option to extend their stay for additional business in the area. Additional room nights are available.

“We all know how important Tinker is to Central Oklahoma. Our time in Washington with both our Congressional delegation and Pentagon representatives is vital to understanding the issues and needs surrounding the base.”
David E. Rainbolt, CEO, BancFirst Corporation
Chairman, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Wednesday, April 27


Attendees meet in the lobby of The Henley Park Hotel
926 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Attendees receive name badges and program books.

12:30 p.m.

Bus to Library of Congress

1– 5 p.m.

Personal briefings with Oklahoma congressional delegation
Library of Congress
30-minute sessions with Representatives Tom Cole, Frank Lucas, Steve Russell, Markwayne Mullin and Jim Bridenstine and Senators James Lankford and Jim Inhofe.

Refreshments will be on hand during the afternoon meetings.

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception on the Hill
Senate Dirksen Building
Senator Jim Inhofe will host a reception for Oklahoma City delegates, federal and military officials and key staff members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation.

Reception Sponsor – Burns & McDonnell

7:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Thursday, April 28

8 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet
Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Military Defense Briefing
Mark Van Gilst, Director of Logistics and Product Support, SAF/AQD, U.S. Air Force

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Institute for 21st Century Energy: Securing America’s Energy Future
Christopher Guith, Senior Vice President for Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute for 21st Century Energy

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Party Politics, the Presidential Race and the Impact on Washington
Mickey Edwards, Vice President, Aspen Institute


Program concludes / Hotel check-out


Signature Sponsor

For more information or to register, email Meredith Manley or call 405-297-8964.