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NASF Washington Forum 2009 April 28-30, 2009

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The NASF Washington Forum is scheduled this year for April 28-30, 2009 at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The 2009 Forum will include presentations on critical regulatory, technical, policy and legislative issues impacting the surface finishing industry. Nationally acclaimed Washington pundit, Fred Barnes, will make a keynote address on the 2008 elections.

By participating in the Washington Forum, attendees stand to gain new insights on Washington and global policy developments that impact surface finishing. This Forum brings together industry’s top analysts and national decision makers for two days to discuss fundamental issues facing the industry.

Key briefings will be presented on both emerging threats, as well as opportunities for finishers. Sessions will cover a range of topics, including:

  • The U.S. Economy and Small Manufacturing Competitiveness
  • The Changing Regulatory Picture on Chemicals for Finishers and Suppliers
  • Energy Policy, Climate Change Legislation and Your Operation
  • The Labor Agenda and What It Means in 2009 and the Future
  • A "Post-Chromium World" in the New Administration?

After the briefings, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss surface finishing needs. The value of a good relationship with your Congressional representatives can't be overstated, and through this Forum attendees have the opportunity to give their elected representatives some real up to date insight into the finishing industry and the challenges that we're currently facing.

Register for the Washington Forum today by visiting the NASF website at and reserve a room online at the L'Enfant Plaza. You may also contact The Policy Group’s Christian Richter (202) 257-0250 or Jeff Hannapel at (202) 257-3756 for assistance in registering.