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San Diego Regional Chamber
Mission to Washington D.C.

September 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - September 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm


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 Labor, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration and many others
  • Gain access to our country’s key decision makers and advocate for local and regional issues important to San Diego
  • Network and make invaluable connections elected officials on the local, state and federal level, as well as other community members


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:

“Effective communication is key to successfully delivering a unique binational project like Cross Border Xpress – the only border crossing of its kind in the world.

During the Chamber’s delegation trips to Washington D.C., we were able to meet directly with leadership of several federal agencies that all had a role in the project, bringing the Cali-Baja perspective to decision makers 3,000 miles away.

It was great to have the backing of the Chamber and a unified voice of business leaders supporting the CBX and standing with us.”


Stephanie Saathoff
President, The Clay Company
CBX Consulting Team Member

“The decisions made in Washington D.C. have a big impact on Baja economic dynamics. Joining the Chamber’s delegation trip gives us the opportunity to make face-to-face connections with the policy makers influencing those decisions and remind them what’s important to advancing our binational region’s economic potential.

Being able to discuss issues directly with leadership is extremely valuable in ensuring the Baja business community’s voice is heard.”

Gabriel Camarena Salinas

Executive President, Consejo de Desarrollo Económico de Tijuana

“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

Vice President of Community & Government Relations
2-1-1 San Diego

Event Details

Date & Time: Sunday, September 25 (7:00 PM) – Wednesday, September 28 (12:00 PM), 2016

Location: W Washington D.C.  | 515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Event Contact: Katie Truong  |  Ph: 619-544-1370  |  Email: ktruong@sdchamber.org

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, 09/25 at 7:00 pm.  The last meeting will end on Wednesday, 09/28 at 12:00 noon.

Click here to view last year’s trip itinerary.

Hotel information

The room block at the the W Washington, D.C. has closed on August 30th. Please check with the hotel for availability.

Alternative options:

  • The Kimpton Donovan Hotel
    0.7 mile from the W Hotel
    To reserve, click here or call 888-550-0012
  • The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
    0.9 mile from the W Hotel
    To reserve, click here or call 866-716-8108
  • Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
    0.7 mile from the W Hotel
    To reserve, click here or call 202-783-7800


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

All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, September 20. Payment must be received prior to departure for the trip.

By the end of Friday, August 19:

Chamber members: $1,800
Additional attendee from same company: $1,300
Non-members: $2,300

Between Saturday, August 20 – Tuesday, September 20:
Chamber members: $2,300
Additional attendee from same company: $1,300
Non-members: $2,800


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Sponsorship Opportunities

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


September 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
September 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
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W Washington DC
515 15th Street NW.
Washington, DC , 20004 United States
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(202) 661-2400
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Katie Truong