Government Action Summit
May 4-6, 2021 - Virtual Event
AFFI’s Government Action Summit is an annual event that brings the frozen food and beverage industry together to meet with our legislative and regulatory leaders on our most pressing public policy matters.
Schedule of Events
All of the events below will take place virtually. Meetings that AFFI sets up for you with members of Congress will take place on the virtual meeting technology their office utilizes. After you have successfully registered by filling out the form at the bottom of the page, you will receive a detailed schedule with all the relevant links to your email prior to the start of the event.
Tuesday, May 4
4 – 4:45 p.m. EDT
Welcome & The Current Political Landscape
Reid Wilson, National Correspondent for The Hill newspaper will kick off the summit by sharing his take on the current political landscape and what trends he expects will shape legislation this year. Wilson is known to cut through the spin and tell the truth about the current political landscape in Washington today. His expertise is frequently sought-after by MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN and radio shows across the nation.
Reid Wilson, National Correspondent, The Hill
4:45-5:30 p.m. EDT
AFFI’s Public Policy Issues
Join AFFI’s staff as they walk through the vital issues affecting our industry today and why it is important to collectively advocate as an industry. This session will prepare you for your Hill meetings.
• Dr. Donna Garren, EVP of Science & Policy, AFFI
• Elissa McLerran Gilliam, Senior Director of Public Policy, AFFI
6 – 6:30 p.m. EDT
Meet & Greet with Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)
Wednesday, May 5
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
5:30 – 6 p.m. EDT
Meet & Greet with Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)
6:30 p.m. EDT
The FROZEN FOODPAC is the industry’s Political Action Committee, which is an important advocacy tool to amplify the influence of the frozen food and beverage sector on Capitol Hill. You can learn more about the FROZEN FOODPAC on it’s website.
This year’s PAC event is a virtual wine tasting of a diverse set of varietals curated by The Madrigal Family Winery. It will include a perfect balance of Napa Valley whites and reds. Join your fellow frozen food advocates on a virtual tour of the winery while you taste the different varietals that will be shipped to you in advance of the event.
A donation of $250 or more to the FROZEN FOODPAC is suggested to attend.
Thursday, May 6
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT
2 – 3 p.m. EDT
AFFI Member Townhall (separate registration required)
3 – 5 p.m. EDT