"The Legislative Summit provides an opportunity for aftermarket professionals to come to Capitol Hill to meet with key congressional leaders and discuss issues that affect and impact their businesses," said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO, AAIA. "Also of critical importance is the chance that our industry will have to educate members of Congress, especially the large number of freshman legislators that were elected as part of the mid-term elections, about the economic and political power of the independent aftermarket."
Participants will be thoroughly coached and prepared for their congressional visits during an issue briefing session that will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 23. The briefing will be held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, near the U.S. Capitol.
A reception will be held on Capitol Hill the evening of March 23 to provide an informal setting for members to meet legislators and their staff. Attendees will spend Thursday, March 24 walking the halls of Congress meeting their elected officials and staffs. AAIA staff will set up appointments for participants with their district representative and two U.S. senators.
There is no cost to attend the summit, attendees only need to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.
For information on how to register, visit www.aftermarket.org. The registration deadline is Feb. 15, 2011.