2023 FIA Canada Lobby Day & Advisory Committee Meeting

Event Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 to Thursday, June 1, 2023



Our brand new FIA Canada Advisory Committee will meet for the first time in-person since its conception! On May 31, 2023 at 9 a.m. EDT, the committee will meet at Cassidy Levy Kent to discuss barriers to the industry and opportunities where the government can help. Then, FIA will host its first-ever Canada Lobby Day on June 1, 2023 to meet with Parliament to educate and address issues facing the forging industry. We are excited to spread our advocacy efforts throughout North America.


Dates: May 31-June 1, 2023

Cassidy Levy Kent
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1210
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L5

Why Attend:
     •   Critical to meet key policymakers to establish lines of communication and educate them on the forging industry
     •   We need your assistance to make unfair trade and labor shortage visible and work with lawmakers on solutions
     •   EVERY SINGLE MEMBER VOICE MATTERS! Lobby Day is critical for establishing contact with lawmakers to get them to visit our plants and get more invested in our success and survival

In partnership with FIA's contracted Canadian lobby firm (Global Public Affairs), we will be organizing meetings with key members of the House of Commons, Senate and Ministries. This partnership allows FIA to expand its reach in Canada immensely.

Registration Fee: $295 USD* 
This is an FIA Member only event
*All registration fees are billed and paid in US dollars


Click the red button below to register for this event:

Lobby Day Agenda:

All times listed  are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Wednesday, May 31

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.           Breakfast & Canada Advisory                              Cassidy Levy Kent 
  Committee Meeting   
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Trade Issues & Remedies Overview           Cassidy Levy Kent 
  Andrew Lanouette & Christopher Cochlin             
  Cassidy Levy Kent   
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Break   
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.   Lobby Day 101  Cassidy Levy Kent 
  Phillip Cartwright   
  Global Public Affairs   
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Lunch  Cassidy Levy Kent 
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  CANSEC  EY Centre, Ottawa 
                                                *Must register for CANSEC on your own                
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Reception/Dinner  Harmon's Steakhouse 

Thursday, June 1

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.              Parliament Hill Meeting with 
  House of Commons, Senate & Ministries 
  There are scheduled according to plant location/company presence 
  and detailed schedules will be distributed onsite 


Suggested Hotel:
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (A Marriott Hotel)
150 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2

6-minute walk to Parliament Hill
2-minute walk to Cassidy Levy Kent
To reserve a room, please click here.

If you have questions about registration, or to complete a paper registration form, please contact Kathy Edwards at kathy@forging.org or call (216) 781-6260.

Cancellations will be permitted until May 17, 2023 and will be refunded in full. After May 17, 2023 no refunds will be given, but substitutions are allowed if submitted to FIA in writing.

Please Note:
This is an FIA Member only event. No registration is final until accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person. Any registration that is not accepted by the FIA will be refunded in full.