FIA Fall Meeting of Members

Event Date: Monday, October 24, 2022 to Wednesday, October 26, 2022


 

The 2022 Fall Meeting of Members will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington DC on October 24-26, 2022. This year's event will be all things political, and FIA has secured exceptional keynote speakers, like Admiral James Stavridis and Hon. Christopher Lowman, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment. Members will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of current political conditions, workforce development, and economic trends relating to the forging industry. The meeting will also include a networking reception and a Potomac River Dinner Cruise. The Fall Meeting is an event you won't want to miss!

Location & Accommodations:
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Meeting Registration Fees:*
     •   FIA Member Executive: $1,800
     •   FIA Member Spouse/Guest: $700 
     •   Next Gen Group: $900

*The FIA Member Executive registration fee and the Next Gen Group registration fee includes meeting materials, admittance to all speaker sessions, meals, the Welcome Reception and the Dinner Cruise. The Spouse/guest fee includes meals, the activity, the Welcome Reception and the Dinner Cruise. Hotel room fees are not included in the meeting registration fee. Attendees must pay the total registration fee, whether they will be attending the full meeting or a portion thereof. All fees are to be paid in US dollars prior to the event.

 

For questions on registration or to submit a paper registration form, please contact Kathy Edwards by email at kathy@forging.org or by phone at (216) 781-6260.

 

Schedule & Agenda:
Monday, October 24
     •   FIA Board Meetings
     •   Next Gen Group Activity (Must be pre-registered, and is open to the Next Gen Group Members only)
     •   Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 25
     •   General Session
     •   Spouse/Guest Activity
     •   Dinner Cruise

Wednesday, October 26
     •   General Session

Click here to see the current agenda for the FIA Fall Meeting of Members. This schedule is subject to change.


Next Gen Group Activity:
What better way to experience DC's craft beers that going to the breweries that produce them? FIA's Next Gen Group members have the opportunity to network with other members during a local DC Brewery Tour. Attendees will receive roundtrip transportation, by motorcoach, to two local DC breweries. At each stop, attendees will receive craft beer samples and a tour of the brewery. Pick up and drop off is at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Attendees need to fill out a waiver prior to the brew tour and must wear closed toe shoes and have a valid ID with them.

***Please note that this activity is for Next Gen Group Members (approximate age 20-35) only. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact amanda@forging.org. To participate in this activity, you must include in your itinerary below. The Next Gen Registration option does not automatically register you for this optional activity.

Next Gen Group:
The FIA Next Gen Group is comprised of individuals (approximate age 20-35) who are young business and manufacturing employees working in the forging industry. The Next Gen Group will provide an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share experiences, and discuss the challenges facing the forging industry. Our mission is to increase awareness and attractiveness of the industry as well as help to create the next wave of leadership. Getting involved is a great way to meet young professionals in the field, explore career opportunities, find mentors, and get the skills and knowledge you need for advancement. This is also a great way to advance professional relationships and stay informed as a younger employee. If you are interested in meeting other likeminded professionals across the forging industry, this group is for you!


Hotel Accommodations:
FIA has arranged for FIA Fall Meeting attendees to receive a discounted room rate of $299/night for single and double room types, $324/night for triple room type, and $349/night for quadruple room type at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. This room block is reserved for the dates of 10/23-10/26 only. If you are requesting dates outside of this block you must call the hotel and room rates will be based on the hotel's availability.

Attendees may book their hotel room at the discounted rate by clicking here. The deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is Monday, September 26, 2022. Reservations made after the deadline will be subject to the hotel's prevailing rates and availability.


Sponsorships:
There are a variety of sponsorship and branding opportunities available at the 2022 FIA Fall Meeting of Members.

 

All Sponsorships Include:

  • Company logo on conference website
  • Acknowledgment during the opening welcome session

Morning Break (2 Available) ─ $1,500

  • Prominent Signage at Tuesday or Wednesday morning break acknowledging sponsor

Opening Breakfast ─ $2,500

  • Prominent Signage at the opening breakfast acknowledging sponsor
  • Opportunity to include a personalized giveaway at each place setting at opening breakfast

Day Two Breakfast ─ $2,500

  • Prominent Signage at the day two group breakfast acknowledging sponsor
  • Opportunity to include a personalized giveaway at each place setting at opening breakfast

Transportation (1 Available) ─ $1,000

  • Prominent Signage outside of buses to dinner cruise acknowledging sponsor

Lunch ─ $3,500

  • Prominent Signage at the group lunch acknowledging sponsor
  • Opportunity to include a personalized giveaway at each place setting at lunch
  • Logo on napkins provided at lunch

Welcome Reception Oct. 24 ─ $4,000

  • Prominent Signage at reception acknowledging sponsor
  • Five-minute welcome/introduction during reception
  • Logo on napkins provided at reception

Keynote Sponsor (2 Available) ─ $7,500

  • Prominent logo placement during speaker’s session
  • Five-minute introduction before keynote speaker on Tuesday or Wednesday

Networking Reception/Dinner Cruise Oct. 25 ─ $10,000

  • Signage at reception and dinner acknowledge sponsor
  • Five-minute welcome/introduction during reception

Click here to download the sponsorship menu and application. Contact Tricia Abruzzino at tricia@forging.org for more information on sponsorship.