Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - 2017 DC Visit

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Upcoming Events

November 29
State of the Aerospace Defense Industry
Aerospace plays a key role in the Greater Oklahoma City economy.
December 6
Chamber Forum
Bricktown: where it all began.
December 14
Annual Meeting
Bring employees and clients to this event celebrating OKC and the Chamber.
January 18
State of the City
Join OKC's mayor and more than 1,500 business leaders for this event.

2017 DC Visit

Decisions made at our nation’s capital have a significant impact on our businesses and our community. From regulation and infrastructure development to investments in our nation’s defense, Oklahoma City – and our companies – feel the consequences of choices made there.

Join fellow community leaders in a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., May 3-4, 2017.

This annual event includes 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 hear directly from 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 for Tuesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 4.

“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
Immediate Past Chair, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

(Updates will be posted when available.)

Wednesday, May 3


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

1 to 5 p.m.

Briefings with Oklahoma congressional delegation
Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building
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 available during the afternoon meetings.

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Reception on the Hill
Location: 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, May 4

8 to 11:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Briefings  
Location: National Press Club
On May 4, “off the hill” sessions will cover specific topics of interest on issues critical to our community. Experts from the Pew Charitable Trusts will discuss criminal justice reform, and Mark Correll, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure, will provide a military defense briefing. Additionally, POLITICO reporter Ben Schreckinger will share insights into the national political landscape. Check back as more speakers are confirmed.


Program concludes / Hotel check-out


Signature Sponsor

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