ARI Announces 3rd Annual Policy Symposium
Nov 11, 2005
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The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) has announced its 3rd annual ARI Cool Connections Public Policy Symposium on March 8-9, 2006 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC, U.S.

According to ARI, the symposium will strengthen member's understanding of the critical issues facing the HVAC/R industry while facilitating the development of personal relationships with member's elected officials. The symposium will address important issues related to the HVAC/R industry with key decision makers and will culminate with private meetings with lawmakers.

"The importance of this program cannot be overstated," said William G. Sutton, ARI president. "Our industry faces a variety of policy challenges, from the development of Federal appeals programs to state 'producer responsibility' recycling legislation. Developing the ability to communicate with, and exert political influence on elected officials is the most valuable and cost effective way to impact laws that affect our member's operations."

The Symposium will begin on March 8 with a late afternoon briefing on the major issues impacting the HVAC/R industry followed by an evening reception on Capitol Hill. On March 9, at breakfast several members of Congress have been asked to speak to ARI members on energy and environmental policy. For the rest of the day, members will have private meetings with their congressional representatives.

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