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NPES and Idealliance Announce Joint 2017 Legislative Conference

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Press release from the issuing company

Industry Associations Join Forces to Bring Printing and Mailing Legislative Agenda to Capitol Hill During First 100 Days of New Presidential Administration

Reston, VA - Members of co-hosts NPES and Idealliance, along with other supporting associations will convene in Washington, D.C., March 22-23, 2017, for a joint 2017 Legislative Conference themed, "The First 100 Days". The Conference will bring key Trump Administration officials and Members of Congress together with printing and mailing industry executives for an exchange of information, policy direction, and most importantly industry advocacy. Top printing and mailing priorities during the formative First 100 Days of the 115th Congress and Trump Era are: pro-growth comprehensive tax reform, cost-effective healthcare reform, reduction of burdensome government over-regulation, restructuring and revitalizing the U.S. Postal System, and reducing patent troll abuses while also protecting patent-holders' rights. Boosting support for this important agenda, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) has joined the Conference as a Sponsor Association. 

"This joint 2017 Legislative Conference is a valuable opportunity to reach out to our congressional representatives on issues of concern to the printing industry, and also gain actionable strategies for our own companies," says NPES Government Affairs Chairman Greg Salzman, President, Aleyant Systems. "We urge NPES, Idealliance and NAPIM members to join us as we speak directly to our elected officials and hear from political and policy experts on issues vital to our businesses and our employees' livelihoods," continues Idealliance Board Chairman Tim Johnson, CEO, Impact.

"With crucial business issues on our legislative agenda all at play in the First 100 Days, it's important that we stay abreast of developments, and imperative that we weigh in with the information policymakers and legislators need to make informed decisions," states NPES President Thayer Long. "Face-to-face discussions with constituents are the most effective way of getting the message across to lawmakers," adds Idealliance Executive Vice President Ken Garner. "We can't afford to just watch from the stands; we need to be in the game."

The Legislative Conference kicks off on Wednesday, March 22 with a Welcome Luncheon. The day continues with afternoon policy briefings by invited Members of Congress, Trump Administration officials, and other Washington, D.C.-based policy experts, and concludes with an evening Congressional Reception.

The program resumes on Thursday with congressional office visits, featured breakfast and luncheon speakers, and will conclude at 4:30 p.m.

For program updates, sponsorship opportunities, or to register, visit: www.npes.org/2017LegislativeConference.aspx.



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