As the country faces unprecedented personal and business challenges, the politics of Washington, D.C. can seem a long way off. But now, more than ever, what happens in Washington will have an enormous impact on all of us. Whether it’s safety in the supply chain, trade with China, boosting the national economy or new antitrust activity, the decisions in Washington will lead to important changes for retailing and store brands.

The PLMA has announced plans to take its annual conference Washington Conference Virtual as well as a preliminary agenda and speaker roster. The conference will take place Oct. 6 and 7.

Register for PLMA’s 2020 Washington Conference and get an insider’s perspective on what’s ahead.

This Year’s Speakers

  • Amy Walter, The Cook Political Report
  • Susan Mayne, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI), U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee
  • Chuck Brooks, Cybersecurity Expert Brooks Consulting International
  • Maureen Ohlhausen, Baker Botts, Former Acting Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Preliminary Program

Tuesday, October 6

9:45am
Introduction to Briefings
Erik Winborn, President, Winborn Solutions LLC

10:00am -10:30am
Election Briefing
Amy Walter National Editor, The Cook Political Report

10:30am -11:00am
FDA Update
Dr. Susan Mayne, Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition FDA

11:00am -11:30am
Trade Relations with China
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), House Ways and Means Committee

11:30am -12:00pm   
Safety in the Supply Chain

Wednesday, October 7

9:45am           
Introduction to Briefings
Erik Winborn, President, Winborn Solutions LLC

10:00am -10:30am
Public Issues in the Media
Nancy Cook, White House Reporter, Politico (invited)

10:30am -11:00am
Cybersecurity
Chuck Brooks, Brooks Consulting International

11:00am -11:30am
Antitrust, FTC and eCommerce
Maureen Ohlhausen, Partner, Baker Botts, Former Acting Commissioner Federal Trade Commission

11:30am -12:00pm
Retailing and the Economy

Registration for members costs $200, $250 after September 7.
Non-member registration costs $350. Subject to availability.
Retailer registration is complimentary.