Welcome to the CPA 2019 Annual Trade Conference! 


As a CPA Member you have a significant impact on the Washington agenda on trade reform!

Please take a moment to pre-register for the White House tour & Eisenhower building Senior Official Briefing: March 13. Make sure your name, address, SSN matches your photo ID EXACTLY.

pre-register at this link and go through WH security. ( https://events.whitehouse.gov/?rid=W28WVBWB8P)

If you do not preregister, you won’t get in. When done, we will exit WH security.

We will go through SEPARATE SECURITY for the Eisenhower building. You must separately preregister at this link. (https://events.whitehouse.gov/?rid=HF8MBJGTCT).

Please remember to bring a bottle of water and a light snack for the afternoon on 3/13.



2019 Annual Trade Conference Agenda 

March 12, 2019

Capitol Hill Club
300 First St. SE
Washington DC 20003

8:30 - 9 am: Registration 

9 - 9:10 am: Welcome - Dan DiMicco (CPA Chairman) 

9:10 - 9:30 am: How China Accesses US Financial Markets
Roger Robinson (RWR Advisory Group)    

9:30 - 10:45 am: Reports from CPA Tax and Buy American Committees: 
Greg Owens (Sherrill Mfg); Jim Stuber (author); David Morse (CPA Tax Policy Associate Director); 
John Arnett (Copper & Brass Fabricators Council)

10:45 - 11 am: Networking Break

11 - 12 pm: Training -Presenting CPA Issues Priorities in Hill Meetings 
Michael Stumo (CEO of CPA)

12 - 1 pm: Lunch

1 - 2 pm: Panel - Briefing on the USMCA and CPA member views
Representative Bill Pascrell; Bill Bullard (R-CALF USA); Mike Dolan (International Brotherhood of Teamsters)

2 - 2:45 pm: Release of CPA's New Job Quality Index
Dan Alpert (Westwood Capital)

2:45 - 3 pm: Networking Break

3 - 4 pm: Panel - What to expect from trade enforcement in 2019? 
Mike Taylor (King & Spalding); Steve Claeys (Wiley Rein); Tim Keeler (Mayer Brown)

4 - 5:15 pm: Panel - How tariffs are benefitting CPA members
Roddey Dowd (Charlotte Pipe and Foundry); Zach Mottl (Atlas Tool & Die); Paul Wellborn (Wellborn Cabinets)

6 - 7 pm: Cocktails (cash bar)

7 - 8:30 pm:  Banquet and Presentation of CPA "American Trade Hero" Awards 
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer


March 13, 2019

8:30-9:30 am: CPA Presentation (1540A Longworth)
Economic Growth from Achieving a Competitive Dollar
Jeff Ferry (CPA Chief Economist)

10:30 - 11:30 am: White House tour  pre-register at this link 
The White House Tour entrance will be at the corner of 15th and Pennsylvania.

12 - 2 pm : Briefing from Senior White House Officials   preregister at this link
Eisenhower Executive Office Building 
Peter Navarro:  Assistant to the President and Director of the Office Trade and Industrial Policy, 
Tim Pataki: Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison
Kelly Ann Shaw: Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for International Trade, Investment & Development
Gil Kaplan: Undersecretary for International Trade, Department of Commerce.

2:30 - 5 pm: Hill Meetings

6:30 pm: No Host Dinner - Hawk 'n' Dove - 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE

March 14, 2019

9 - 5 pm: Hill Meetings