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2020 NAMA Fly-Out & Virtual Advocacy Summit

The Fly-Out will deliver an opportunity for you to engage with your elected officials and regulators as you would during the 2020 Fly-in & Advocacy Summit, but in a way designed to fit current personal, business and economic needs.

This year’s program will provide an opportunity for members to engage locally, NAMA is bringing Washington to you! This event is FREE for NAMA members.

Free for members • $25 non-members

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This webinar recording will provide all you need to know for the 2020 NAMA Fly-Out & Virtual Advocacy Summit, including how you can participate.
Preparing for the 2020 Fly-Out & Virtual Advocacy Summit

Virtual Advocacy Summit: July 20-22, 2020

The Virtual Advocacy Summit will host policy discussion webinars focused on key issues facing Convenience Services including: State Re-Opening Progress and Impacts; The Phase out of 3G/ 4G Networks and what it means for Operators; Ongoing Coin and Currency Issues; and much more!

The virtual format will give you access to a range of issues, mirroring the experience of the NAMA Fly-In public policy agenda from the comfort of your home or office. We invite you to take part in our series of interactive webinars to hear from regulators and administration officials on the issues impacting the industry.

Agenda

Monday, July 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm (EDT)
The Economic Impact of Convenience Services & An Update from the NAMA Government Affairs Team

Speakers:

  • Carla Balakgie, FASAE, CAE, NAMA President and CEO
  • Mike Goscinski, Director of Federal and State Affairs
  • Sandy Larson, Sr. Director of State Affairs
  • Wes Fisher, Manager of Government Affairs
Tuesday, July 21 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm (EDT)
Discussing the Coin and Currency Landscape with the US Mint

Speaker:

  • Ron Harrigal, Director of Design & Engraving, United States Mint
Tuesday, July 21 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm (EDT)
Phasing out Hydrofluorocarbons – An Update on R290 and the NAMA CRADA with the Dept. of Energy

Speakers:

  • Wayne Morris, Consultant to NAMA on Refrigeration and Standards
  • Ayyoub M. Momen, Ph.D., Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Wednesday, July 22 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm (EDT)
A Look At COVID-19 in The States from the National Conference of State Legislatures and National Governors Association

Speakers:

  • Zach Herman, Policy Associate, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Emily Maher, Policy Associate, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Madelyn Rahn, Policy Analyst, National Governors Association
Wednesday, July 22 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm (EDT)
The Future of Telecommunications and Rural Broadband

Speakers:

  • Rick Cimerman, Vice President of External and State Affairs, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association

NAMA Fly-Out: August 5 - November 3, 2020

This year, NAMA is bringing Washington to you.

Connecting with legislators is the key to building and maintaining a strong relationship between industry and policy makers. Meet with your elected official without the additional cost of airfare, hotel, and time away from your business.

Starting the week of August 5th, and all the way up to election day in November, NAMA will coordinate meetings with your Member of Congress in the communities you serve. Fly-outs will provide the unique opportunity for smaller, more intimate meetings with your Congressman or Congresswoman. Wherever possible, NAMA staff will come to you, and join in the discussions and interactions with elected officials.

Questions?

Please contact events@namanow.org

Webinar Schedule

Check back for a schedule of events soon.

2019 Photo Coverage

Check out photos from our 2019 event here.