BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//hacksw/handcal//NONSGML v1.0//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:356594b0db923e9e1d7e55a86ad034a8 DTSTAMP:1664196288 ORGANIZER;CN=IEC:MAILTO:info@ieci.org DTSTART:20220913T000000EDT DTEND:20220914T000000EDT SUMMARY:NATSO Day on Capitol Hill 2022 DESCRIPTION:On September 13 – 14, 2022, members of the truckstop and travel center community will travel from across the United States to Washington, D.C., to educate their elected officials about the critical role fuel retailers play in the U.S. economy as well as to discuss key industry challenges.  Quick Links Schedule Hotel Reservation Travel Center Registration FAQs Join the NATSO Day on Capitol Hill mailing list here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Schedule Monday, September 12 Roadside Safety/Shop Repair Group Meeting Old Town Ballroom, West *NEW ROOM*, The Alexandrian 3:00pm – 5:00pm    NATSO members with shop repair and roadside assistance programs convene for a business meeting and to receive updates. Spaces limited. Contact atoner@natso.com for information. Tuesday, September 13 Network Run (Optional) Meet in the lobby 7:30am – 8am    Fit in your morning workout while connecting with peers. Meet NATSO staff member Amy Toner in the lobby for a guided run through historic Old Town Alexandria. Contact atoner@natso.com for information. NATSO’s Campaign for Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Travel Centers Hospitality Room Del Ray, The Alexandrian All Day Government Affairs Committee Meeting Rosemont, The Alexandrian 9am – 10am PAC Committee Meeting Rosemont, The Alexandrian 10am – 10:30am NATSO Board of Directors Meeting Rosemont, The Alexandrian 10:45am - 12:30pm                   NATSO Board members are expected. Chairman’s Circle members and top Sustainability Campaign donors are welcome as observers. Kick-Off Lunch Old Town Ballroom, The Alexandrian 12:30pm – 1:30pm Education Panels Old Town Ballroom, The Alexandrian 1:30pm – 3:30pm EPA and U.S. Transportation Energy Policy: How Travel Centers and Fuel Retailers Can Best Navigate the Changing Policy Landscape 1:30pm – 2:30pm EPA significantly impacts the travel center industry and shapes the transportation energy market through the policies it pursues. During this session, Ben Hengst will discuss EPA actions that are impacting off-highway fuel retailers and provide insight into what the Agency plans to pursue in the future. Following brief remarks, NATSO’s David Fialkov and Ginger Laidlaw will engage in a dialogue with Hengst on the impact EPA’s actions have on NATSO members and how they should position themselves for the future.   Ben Hengst, Deputy Director, Office of Transportation Air Quality, EPA David Fialkov, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, NATSO Ginger Laidlaw, Vice President, Alternative Fuels Council Credit Card Reform: How the Introduction of Competition will Lower Costs for Travel Centers 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Credit card swipe fees inflate the costs of nearly everything consumers buy, including the cost of fuel. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) have introduced bipartisan legislation to bring competition to payments by requiring credit card companies to compete. During this panel, NATSO’s LeeAnn Goheen will speak with a variety of stakeholders about the Credit Card Competition Act and the positive impact it would have on retailers, including truckstops and travel centers. Stephanie Badger, Merchant Payments Coalition Anna Blom, Director, Government Relations, National Association of Convenience Stores LeeAnn Goheen, Senior Director, Government Affairs, NATSO Issue Briefings/First Time Coaching Old Town Ballroom, The Alexandrian 3:30pm – 5:30pm Cocktail Reception and Dinner Courtyard B, The Alexandrian 6pm                   All directors, attendees and Chairman’s Circle members are encouraged to attend.                       Wednesday, September 14 Congressional Visits Capitol Hill 8am – 5pm Thursday, September 15 NATSO Foundation Board of Directors Meeting Rosemont, The Alexandrian 9:00am - 11:45am                   NATSO Foundation Board members are expected. Chairman’s Circle members and top Sustainability Campaign donors are welcome as observers. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FAQs Why attend? NATSO’s annual Day on Capitol Hill marks the biggest opportunity for members of the truckstop and travel center industry to speak with lawmakers before they vote on legislation that’s bound to impact your future success. The more you participate, the more Capitol Hill understands our industry and welcomes our positions on critical policy decisions before they are made! How to register for NATSO’s Day on Capitol Hill 2022? Registration for NATSO’s Day on Capitol Hill 2022 is available here. Online registration is for truckstop and travel center registrations ONLY. Vendors company representatives and Allied members, please stop here and contact Pamela Hayes, VP of Business Development, at phayes@natso.com or 703-739-8565. What’s the dress code? Casual attire is appropriate for Tuesday’s events. Business attire is encouraged for Wednesday’s Congressional visits.  How can I book a hotel room? Please book your room at the host hotel, The Alexandrian, online. NATSO’s negotiated rate of $219 plus tax is available until August 22, 2022 or rooms sell out. Where is the event?  Tuesday and Thursday’s meetings will take place at The Alexandrian, located at 480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314. Wednesday attendees will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staff in their Congressional offices.  What retailers typically attend? 24-7 Travel Stores Broadway Group Coffee Cup Travel Plaza Deluxe Truck Stop Dodge City Travel Centers Iowa 80 Group Jubitz Corp. Kwik Trip, Inc. Liberty Petroleum Distributors Love's Travel Stops Pilot Flying J Pride Travel Centers RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. Sacramento 49er Sapp Bros Inc. TravelCenters of America/Petro Travel Centers Questions? Contact LeeAnn Goheen at (580) 235-2458 or lgoheen@natso.com with questions.  STATUS:CONFIRMED END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR