The following is the agenda from the 2018 IFDA Washington Insight Conference. The agenda for the 2019 conference will be posted in February 2019. If you have questions about this event, contact Carolyn West at (703) 532-9400, or by email at cwest@ifdaonline.org.


Tuesday, April 17

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
An opportunity for attendees to come together and network with other industry leaders. Following the reception, we have an open evening for dinner on your own. IFDA will provide a list of area restaurants in advance to registrants.


Wednesday, April 18

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration

7:15 a.m.
Breakfast

8:00 a.m.
Welcome from the IFDA Chairman
John Tracy
Executive Chairman, Dot Foods, Inc.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Washington Insight Session

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Program and Issue Overview
Jon Eisen, SVP, Government Relations, IFDA

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Tax Issues Panel Discussion
Aharon Friedman, Senior Tax Counsel, Committee on Ways & Means
Eric Oman, Senior Policy Adviser for Tax and Accounting, Senate Finance Committee
Jim Bochum, Principal, Jochum Shore & Trossevin

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
SAFE-Drive Act Panel Discussion
Jon Eisen, SVP, Government Relations, IFDA
Andrew Shore, Principal, Jochum Shore & Trossevin

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Joint Employer
Michael Layman, Vice President, Federal Government Relations, International Franchise Association

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Congressional­ Visits

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson Award Reception


Thursday, April 19

7:30 a.m.
Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hill Visit Debrief and Washington Insight Session

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Hill Visit Debrief

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
2018 Election Landscape
Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Labor Issues
Tammy McCutchen, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.

11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Buffet as Conference Adjourns