April 4-6, 2022 (in-person event!)
For NASF 2021 Program: Please watch for NASF Virtual Washington Forum Virtual Sessions running this Spring through Fall.
In light of Covid-19 considerations, the next in-person NASF Washington Forum for the surface finishing industry is scheduled for April 4-6, 2022 at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, VA:
2022 Preliminary Schedule
Monday, April 4: 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm ET – NASF Board Meeting
Monday, April 4: 5:30 – 7:00 pm ET – Welcome reception
Tuesday, April 5: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET – Policy Briefings, including Luncheon Keynote
Tuesday, April 5: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET – Evening Reception
Wednesday, April 6: All Day – Capitol Hill and Agency Meetings (optional)
The Forum includes presentations and briefings from national and global experts on pertinent policy, technical, regulatory, and management issues impacting the surface finishing industry, including environmental regulatory issues, labor and workplace trends, tax policy, economic outlooks, supply chain challenges, globally regulatory developments, and political and election outlooks.
Recent speakers at the Forum have included the Honorable Tom Ridge, former Republican Governor of Pennsylvania and the first Secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush; Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Corey Lewandowski, former Campaign Manager for President Donald Trump, and Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report.
In addition, Washington Forum Participants also have the option during the event to meet with their own congressional representatives and staff to educate them about the importance and impact of the surface finishing industry, the challenges facing companies, and specific policy priorities of concern.