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Mission to Washington D.C.

September 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - September 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

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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

Mission Priorities: Transportation & Infrastructure • Healthcare • Energy & Water Reliability • Education & Workforce • International Trade & Cross Border Commerce • Immigration • Defense & Veterans • Regulatory & Tax Reform

Event Details

Date & Time: 
Sunday, September 24 (7:00 PM) – Wednesday, September 27 (12:00 PM), 2017 

Location: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

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.


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

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, 09/24 at 7:00 PM.

The trip will conclude with a White House tour on Wednesday, 09/27. The self-guided tour begins at 10:30 AM and will end around 12:30 PM. Please plan your flights accordingly!

Click here to view last year’s trip itinerary.

Hotel Information

The Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Washington, D.C. 20036

We have secured a special room rate of $304++ per night for standard rooms between September 24-27, 2017.

Call 877-212-5752 and mention the “San Diego Regional Chamber” room block.

Reservations must be made by 3:00 pm (PDT), Friday, August 25, 2017. After August 25, the hotel will confirm reservations based on availability at the current rate.

Other hotels:



  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)

Southwest Airlines, among others, offers nonstop flights to BWI Airport, which is a 45-minute drive to D.C.  For those who prefer to arrive closer to the hotel – DCA Airport is a 15-minute drive to the hotel, but may not have nonstop flights. 

Most delegates arrive in the afternoon on Sunday, 9/24, prior to the Welcome Reception at 7:00 PM. The trip will conclude with a White House tour on Wednesday, 09/27. The self-guided tour begins at 10:30 AM and will end around 12:30 PM.

The following are suggested Southwest flights:

  • Sunday, September 24  |  SAN >> BWI
    Flight #3878, 7:00 AM – 2:55 PM, Nonstop, 4h 55m
  • Wednesday, September 27  |  BWI >> SAN
    Flight #465, 1:15 PM – 3:35 PM, Nonstop, 5h 20m


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

All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, September 19.

Applications submitted by 07/28/17:
Chamber members: $1,800
Additional attendee or spouse/companion: $1,300
Non-members: $2,800

Between 07/29/17 – 09/08/17:
Chamber members: $2,300
Additional attendee or spouse/companion: $1,300
Non-members: $2,800

Between 09/09/17 – 09/19/17:
All applicants: $3200


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Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Cancellation Policy

If canceled by September 15, 2017, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.
If canceled between September 16 – 22, 2017, 75% of the registration fee will be refunded.
If canceled after September 22, 2017, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded.

To request a cancellation, please send an email to ktran@sdchamber.org.


September 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
September 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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