AFFI’s Government Action Summit is an annual event that brings our members from across the frozen food and beverage industry together in Washington, D.C., to meet with their legislative and regulatory leaders on the most pressing public policy matters.

AFFI’s 2023 Government Action Summit will take place in-person in Washington, DC.


May 9-10, 2023
Washington, DC

Please register by May 2 to allow time to schedule your meetings.

Schedule of Events

may 8, 2023
time tbd

AFFI Board of Directors Spring Meeting (Invitation Only)

may 9, 2023
7:30 - 8:30 am

FROZEN FOODPAC Fundraiser Breakfast (Invitation Only)

Washington, DC

Support the frozen food industry’s bipartisan political action committee (PAC) by donating $250 and join your industry colleagues for a networking breakfast. 

9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-Meeting with AFFI Membership

Government Action Summit attendees will hear from Beltway insiders and other expert speakers on topics at the intersection of frozen food and policy. 

Session 1: Frozen’s Role in Food and Nutrition Security

Various influencers are defining frozen’s role in building a healthier future and whether or not consumers have access to frozen foods via federally-funded feeding programs. This discussion will focus on how frozen foods are perceived Inside the Beltway, with food influencers, and how collectively we as an industry can overcome barriers to ensuring food access for all. Attendees will leave with an understanding of AFFI’s advocacy efforts on this topic and feel empowered to engage, both at a local and federal level, on this issue.

Session 2: Focus on Food Safety and FDA Reform

A recent independent report commissioned by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recommended structural changes to the agency’s human foods program. This report is part of an ongoing policy discussion regarding the efficacy of FDA’s current structure and ability to support a modern, risk-based food safety program. In this conversation, AFFI will be joined by a diverse group of stakeholders within the regulated community for a discussion of the perspective in Congress on FDA reform

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Meetings with Congressional Offices and Federal Agencies

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Reception

may 10, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 am

Policy Meeting and Breakfast 

Join your colleagues for a brief breakfast and review of Congressional meetings from the day prior. 

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meetings with Congressional Offices and Federal Agencies

Continued meetings. Government Action Summit attendees can plan to depart after the meetings conclude. 

2:00 - 6:00 pm

AFFI Food Safety Working Group Meeting and Reception (Invitation Only)

may 11, 2023
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

AFFI Food Safety Working Group Meeting (Invitation Only) 

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Food Safety Working Group Happy Hour

May 10, 2023 

2:00 – 5:00 PM

AFFI Food Safety Working Group Meetings

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Reception

May 11, 2023

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

AFFI Food Safety Working Group Meeting (Invitation Only) 

5:00 – 6:00 PM 

Food Safety Working Group Happy Hour

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