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2023 Mission to Washington D.C.

April 16 - April 19

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Join the largest binational delegation to Washington, D.C. to voice your business needs and collaborate with San Diego’s business leaders while meeting with the nation’s top legislators and policy officials.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Participate in high-level meetings with U.S. administration officials and agencies, such as Department of Transportation, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Department of State, Housing & Urban Development and many others
  • Gain access to our country’s key decision makers and advocate for local and regional issues important to business growth and creation of jobs in the Cali-Baja region
  • Network and make invaluable connections with elected officials on the local, state and federal level, as well as other community members

Event Details


Date & Time: 
Sunday, April 16 (7:00 PM) – Wednesday, April 19 (10:00 AM), 2023

Location: JW Marriott Washington, DC  |  1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, DC 20004

Event Contact: Katie Tran  |  Ph: 619-544-1370 |  Email: ktran@sdchamber.org

Para obtener información sobre cómo asistir “Misión a Washington DC” favor de comunicarse con Kenia: kzamarripa@sdchamber.org.


WHY ATTEND?

Not sure if the D.C. delegation is right for you? Read what our past delegates had to say about the trip’s impact on their business:

“There’s always such a great sense of camaraderie among the delegation. Newcomers are quickly welcomed and encouraged to take center stage. Our range of delegates, from professional advocates to business community members, enhances our access to our nation’s decision-makers. It’s clear that due to staff’s hard work and our years of a consistent presence in Washington, our voices are considered credible and two-way relationships begin.”


Whitney M. Skala, A P.C.

Business and Real Estate Attorney
Whitney M. Skala, A P.C.

“The Chamber’s delegation trips to D.C. provide 2-1-1 San Diego, along with our partners throughout the region, the platform to have a collective voice on national issues that have an impact at a local level.

For us at 2-1-1, we’ve had the opportunity to sit face-to-face with leaders from various Congressional offices and agencies to talk about issues facing our sector and those we serve, in areas such as the military and veteran landscape, workforce development, housing, health and social services, and technology. This results in a unique opportunity to bring together our social and government sectors and provide collective solutions to systematic issues.

Understanding the importance of the whole community working together locally and nationally to solve important issues, it was priceless to have the support and guidance from the Chamber, its board, and members.”

Meg Storer
Chief of Staff
2-1-1 San Diego

 


Trip Itinerary

We are still in the process of developing the agenda. For your traveling purposes, please plan to arrive in D.C. before the Welcome Reception on Sunday, 04/16 at 7:00 PM. The last meeting will end at around 10:00 AM on Wednesday, 04/19.

Click here to view a previous trip’s itinerary.


Hotel Information


JW Marriott Washington D.C.

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, DC 20004  |  (202) 393-2000

We have secured a special room rate of $355 + tax per night for standard rooms from March 26 to 29.

> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE ONLINE <

Reservations must be made by 6:00 pm (PST), Friday,  March 31, 2023. After that date, the hotel will confirm reservations based on availability at the current rate.


Flying To D.C.

Airports:

  1. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – DCA
    4.3 miles to hotel | Estimated taxi fare: $20 (one way)
  2. Washington Dulles International Airport – IAD
    26.5 miles to hotel | Estimated taxi fare: $60 (one way)
  3. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – BWI
    34 miles to hotel | Estimated taxi fare: $90 (one way)

Most delegates arrive in the afternoon on Sunday, 4/16, prior to the Welcome Reception at 7:00 PM and fly out the afternoon of Wednesday, 4/19.

Recommended Flights:

Departing Sunday, 4/16:

SAN > DCA | Southwest #2372 (6:25 AM – 4:15 PM), 1 Stop, 6 h 50m
SAN > BWI | Southwest #2782 (7:20 AM – 3:10 PM), Nonstop, 4h 50m

Returning Wednesday, 4/19:

DCA > SAN | Southwest # 1221 / 380 (1:30 PM – 5:50 PM), 1 Stop, 7h 20m
BWI > SAN | 
Southwest #3040 / 1706 (2:20 PM – 6:40 PM), 1 Stop, 7h 20m


THANK YOU SPONSORS

Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available for this event – click here or contact Sherman Stocker at sstocker@sdchamber.org or (619) 544-1354 for more information.


APPLICATION & FEES

The participation fees below do not include hotel or airfare. Fees include hosted events and meetings.

Applications submitted by 3/3/23*:
Chamber members: $1,900
Additional attendee or spouse/companion: $1,600
Non-members: $4,000

Between 3/4/23 – 3/31/2023*:
Chamber members: $2,500
Additional attendee or spouse/companion: $1,600
Non-members: $4,000

Between 4/1/23 – 4/12/23*:
All applicants: $3,500
Non-members: $4,000

*Applications close after April 12, 2023.

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Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and sent to ktran@sdchamber.org

Cancel by:
March 3, 2023 – 100% refund
March 31, 2023 – 75% refund
April 14, 2023 – 50% refund
After April 14, no refunds will be allowed.


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April 16
End:
April 19
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Venue

JW Marriott Washington DC
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
Phone:
(202) 393-2000
Website:
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasjw-jw-marriott-washington-dc/

Organizer

Katie Tran
Phone:
619.544.1370
Email:

Sponsorship

There are numerous advertising, marketing and sponsorship opportunities available through the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, allowing your business to raise its profile throughout the San Diego community.


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