IMA's Fourth Annual
Washington, DC Fly-In

The IMA is excited to host its Fourth Annual DC Fly-In, a series of meetings with Illinois’ US Senators, Members of Congress, the National Association of Manufacturers, and administration representatives to discuss federal policies that directly and indirectly impact our local and state economies. In 2019, we inaugurated this annual event with in-person meetings in Washington, DC and conducted virtual Fly-Ins in 2020 and 2021 due to pandemic restrictions.

Topics for discussion will include workforce, tax reform, regulatory relief, energy, health care, infrastructure investment, trade, and immigration.

Sessions will begin at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 14 and continue throughout the day, resuming at 8:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 15, and finishing by 12:00 P.M. Our schedule and agenda will be very full, and we’ll share schedule details and updates with registrants as the event nears and participants are confirmed.

In previous years, our delegation’s meetings included House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, US Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, US Representatives Rodney Davis, Cheri Bustos, Mike Bost, and Darin LaHood, the National Association of Manufacturers, and White House trade officials.

Tentative Schedule and Agenda

Tuesday, September 13 (optional, limited space)

  • 7:05 p.m.
  • Orioles-Nationals Baseball Game 

Wednesday, September 14

  • Hotel: Moxy Washington DC Downtown (Marriott), 1011 K Street, NW
  • 11:00 a.m. –     Opening Remarks
  • 11:30 a.m. –     Energy Discussion over Lunch with the National Association of Manufacturers (tentative)
  • 1:30 p.m. –      Dr. Amy Lloyd, Assistant Secretary of Education, Office of Career & Technical Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • 3:15 p.m. –      Sue Harper, Director of the Made in America Office, White House and Alex Drake, National Economic Council, White House
  • 4:30 p.m. –       White House Tour (pending confirmation)
  • 6:30 p.m. –       Reception & Dinner (IL Congressional Delegation invited)

Thursday, September 15

  • U.S. Capitol
  • Congressional visits.  Pending confirmation for:
    • Senator Dick Durbin
    • Senator Tammy Duckworth
    • Congressman Bill Foster
    • Congressman Mike Quigley
    • Congresswoman Robin Kelly
    • Rep. Darin LaHood
    • Rep. Mike Bost
    • Rep. Brad Schneider

Sponsorships Available:

  • Event Sponsor: $10,000, includes name on promotional materials, two tickets, and ability to say a few words at the dinner
  • Reception Sponsor: $5,000, includes name on promotional materials, and two tickets
  • Lunch Sponsor: $2500, includes name on promotional materials and one ticket

Previous DC Fly-In Meeting Participants

Senator Richard Durbin

Representative Cheri Bustos

Representative Darin LaHood

Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi

Thank You To Our Sponsors