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WIPP 2012 Annual Leadership Meeting

7/18/2012 to 7/19/2012
When: July 18-19, 2012
Where: Washington, DC
Contact: AnnaKate Kallay

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WIPP Annual Leadership Meeting

Education, Networking, and Policy to Grow Your Business

July 18-19, 2012

The Liaison Capitol Hill,Washington, DC



Join business leaders from the public and private sectors to explore new ideas to grow your business and meet and discuss your business and policy with Members of Congress. Speakers include:

  • Senator Mary Landrieu, Chair, Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee (D-LA)
  • Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
  • Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-5th)
  • Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady; Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls
  • Don Graves, Executive Director, President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Community Development and Housing Policy
  • Reid Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, National Journal Hotline

Your participation at the WIPP Annual Leadership Meeting will bring visibility to your company and increase awareness of WIPP legislative agenda.


Business Growth Strategies, Tools and Contacts:
Spend the Afternoon with Corporate and Small Business Experts
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Government Contracting: Top Secret! Small Business Can Learn from Big Business in Federal Contracting

  • What processes do large companies have in place to assess business opportunities?
  • How do they find opportunities to market?
  • What business development strategies are small companies employing to be successful federal contractors?


Marketing, Communications and Technology: More Customers, More Money! Decoding Online Marketing and Social Media. Meet with digital marketing industry leaders

  • Market intelligence from Fortune 500 companies, what do they know that you don't?
  • Managing social media for your small business, what is really required, what are the benefits?
  • Small Companies — big success in online marketing, how did they come up with that?


WIPP Capital Connections Reception:
Meet and Greet New Contacts
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

  • Meet corporate representatives from WIPP supporters such as American Express, Walmart, AT&T, Bloomberg Government and Southwest Airlines and OSDBU representatives from the DIA, DOI, EPA, HHS, TSA, USAID, and VDBA.


WIPP Legislative Fly-In:
Share Our Vision and Lead the Way
Thursday, July 19, 2012 – 8:00am – 5:00pm

An action packed day that will inspire you to become an effective advocate for your business: expect to expand your understanding of government policies that affect your bottom line, expect to share your views with elected officials, and expect to network with other successful business leaders.

8:00am to 9:00am         White House Briefing: The View from 1600 Pennsylvania
Kick off the policy day with news from the White House. What is the White House doing to help women owned businesses grow? Find out from the senior leadership at the White House.

9:00am – 10:00am        Raise the Stakes: An In-depth Look At The 2012 Elections
You don't have to be a political junkie to appreciate this speaker. But you do need to know what's at stake in the 2012 election because it will directly affect your business. Hear from a Washington insider whom you have probably seen on TV – Reid Wilson, Editor of the trusted and distinguished National Journal.

10:00am – 11:30am      WIPP Policy Briefing: Issues Matter
How Is WIPP working for you? WIPP's' chief advocate, Ann Sullivan, discusses WIPP's nonpartisan economic platform and actions you can take to promote policies that make a difference for women-owned businesses.

12:00pm – 2:00pm        Congressional and WIPP Awards Luncheon
The women in Congress are changing the rules of engagement in Congress but some of our biggest supporters are leaving. Prepare to be inspired by their tenacity and support for getting America back to work. And join us to celebrate our 2012 WIPP Award winners.

2:30pm – 5:00pm         Hill Visits: Now It's Your Turn
Your views as a constituent are important to the elected officials that represent you in Congress. Meet with your Senators and Congressional Representative. Share your views and tell them about your business. Help WIPP achieve its economic platform by spreading the word about our economic agenda.


WIPP PAC Reception*
Thursday, July 19, 2012 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
(*WIPP Dues-Paying Members Only: Separate Registration Required)



Registration Rates

WIPP 2012 Annual Leadership Meeting

Wednesday, July 18, 1:30pm – Thursday, July 19, 5:00pm

WIPP National Partners and Advocacy Partners $325

WIPP Legislative Advocates $350

Registered Coalition Partner Members $375

Non-Members $400


WIPP 2012 Annual Leadership Meeting Individual Events – Member Discounts Apply

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Educational Session: Government Contracting or Marketing, Communications and Technology
      National Partners and Advocacy Partners $85
      Legislative Advocates and Registered Coalition Partner Members $95
      Friends and Non-Members $100

WIPP Capital Connections Reception
      National Partners and Advocacy Partners $95
      Legislative Advocates and Registered Coalition Partner Members $105
      Friends and Non-Members $110

Thursday, July 19, 2012

WIPP Legislative Fly-In (includes WIPP Policy Breakfast, Congressional and WIPP Awards Luncheon and Hill Visits)
      National Partners and Advocacy Partners $150
      Legislative Advocates and Registererd Coalition Partner Members $170
      Friends and Non-Members $190

WIPP Policy Breakfast Only
      National Partners and Advocacy Partners $75
      Legislative Advocates and Registered Coalition Partner Members $85
      Friends and Non-Members $90

Congressional and WIPP Awards Luncheon Only
      National Partners and Advocacy Partners $80
      Legislative Advocates and Registered Coalition Partner Members $90
      Friends and Non-Members $100

WIPP PAC Reception* $100
      (*WIPP Dues-Paying Members Only: Separate Registration Required)


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The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 638-1616

The WIPP room block rate at the Liaison Capitol Hill has ended.  To be placed on the room reservations waiting list, please email Pam Woo, with the nights you require.


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Washington, DC is served by three major airports: Reagan National (DCA), Washington Dulles International (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI). Reagan National Airport is the closest in proximity to The Liaison Capitol Hill. Paid shuttles are available from each of the airports by calling in advance 800-BLUE-VAN. Cab rates are approximately $20-$70, depending on the airport you choose.

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Cancellation policy
Attendees may cancel up to 15 days prior to a session and receive a full refund, less an administrative processing fee of $5 for individual events and $15 for full conference registrations; within 8-14 days a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted within 7 days or less of the conference.


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