2024 Government Affairs Conference


Join us in Washington, DC this September to discuss the state of affairs with industry colleagues, and to speak to lawmakers to advocate for your company and for domestic steel wire manufacturing. There may never be a more important time to speak to your legislators about your industry’s issues. The AWPA will provide the tools, but YOU are the best ambassador for your company and your employees. Join North American wire producers in DC this September and make your voice heard. 


2025-2026: Preparing for Cyclical Changes - Connor Lokar, Senior Forecaster, ITR Economics
Conflicting trends characterized the first half of 2024, with lingering concerns regarding future actions by the Federal Reserve Board and the pace of disinflation. Some leading indicators were rising; others remained mired in decline. The reasonably good financial status of consumers in general and robust business cash balances in many industries kept the downside of the business cycle mild in 2024. Join us as we look at the trends for 2025 and into 2026, including the onset of recovery in the industrial economy and a faster rate of rise in most of the service sector. We will look at key markets domestically and globally and their expected impact on attendees. Knowing what to watch for and the probable timing of the reversal to rise will give you confidence as you lay out your plans. Specific action items pertinent to the macro and industry-specific outlook are important parts of the discussion as businesses prepare to maximize profit and prepare for the rest of the decade.

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Congressional Visits

Take advantage of this opportunity and head to Capitol Hill this fall with AWPA. On Thursday, September 19, you'll be paired up with others who have facilities in your districts whenever possible, and will have materials and talking points to assist you at the visits. We make it easy for you to advocate for our industry. Learn more.

SCHEDULE (all times in Eastern): (Click here for a printable Schedule of Events).

Wednesday. September 4, 2024
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Congressional Visits Issues Briefing Webinar
(for Congressional Visits Participants, all interested AWPA members are welcome)
Wednesday. September 10, 2024
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Congressional Visits Logistics Briefing Webinar
(for Congressional Visit participants)
Thursday, September 12, 2024
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting (Virtual)
(committee members only)
Wednesday, September 18, 2024
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting & Lunch
(committee members only)
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Registration Open
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Stainless Committee Meeting
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Membership Committee Meeting
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Reception
Thursday, September 19, 2024
8:30 am – 11:30 am General Session
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Lunch (final hill meeting logistics) 
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm Congressional Visits on Capitol Hill
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Reception (Invitations to Members and key staff)
Sponsored by Kelley Drye
Friday, September 20, 2024
8:30 am – 10:30 am Congressional Visits Debriefing Breakfast
Administration Speaker - Cara Morrow, Senior Advisor to the US Trade Rep



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There are no publicly visible attendees as of 05/29/2024.