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June 14th, 2017
All Day Event
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2017 Congressional Caucus & Public Policy Forum
June 14, 2017
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 

Registration is now open!  Register today!

Preliminary Agenda available! 

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Top Washington policy makers including Members of Congress, Administration officials and resale leaders will converge on Capitol Hill to discuss Front-burner issues at this year’s ALA’s June 14 Public Policy Forum and Congressional Caucus.

Gather vital business intelligence and gain first-hand information on events in Washington that will shape your business.  Space is limited, so register early.

Budget pressures, labor issues, and product assortment and other issues are coming to head and will continue to force the Executive Branch and Congress to make hard decisions that will affect the military resale program far in the sort and long term.

The meeting will take place shortly after the President submits his recommendations on the future direction of the entire range of Defense issues including compensation benefits, exchanges and commissaries. Everything is on the table from changes to resale management restructuring, major transition of the Defense Commissary Agency, force structure increases, basing, state of the Federal and Defense budget, global and domestic repositioning of forces. 

Speakers will describe challenges and opportunities in the fast changing resale marketplace.  People who want to be in the know on Washington events that are shaping this industry will feast on information in the ALA’s premier event to be held smack in at ground-zero for resale policy—the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill. 

ALA is gathering many of the key people who will be shaping this debate on June 14th at the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.  And it couldn’t be more timely.     

Topic specific-presentations and discussions on vital issues:

·       The Pentagon’s resale reform plans.

·       Budgetary and policy changes affecting DHS, DoD and VA.   

·       Pricing and contracting changes enacted by Congress.

·       Defense plans and studies on consolidation and resale restructuring

·       The politics of defense and National security, supporting military families, status of budgetary deliberations

·       State of implementation of laws affecting resale programs passed in the last Congress

·       Doing business in a dynamic and unpredictable environment

·       Changes to force structure and sizing, military basing plans

·       Federal and White House policy and direction

·       Congressional action affecting military resale.

·       A review of the Administration’s proposals affecting military resale that will be submitted to Congress in May

·       Resale consolidation scenarios and prognosis.  

·       Effect on resale programs of the mark-ups of the Fiscal Year 2018 Senate and House Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills and the effect on resale programs

·       Aspects of management concepts that should be considered by policy makers.

·       How the transition from the Obama Administration to the Trump Administration is taking place and key management and budgetary actions that will be considered. 

·       Action to transition the commissary agency to nonappropriated fund status and its implications.

·       Changes to management structure for resale agencies being considered in both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.

·       Scope and content of reviews of military resale by:

o   The Heritage Foundation

o   The General Accountability Office

o   The Department of Defense

o   The Boston Consulting Group

·       Action being taken on funding and management of resale programs in both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

·       Action being taken by regulatory agencies and labor, finance, small business and other committees of Congress that affect military resale programs. 

·       Global changes to basing and force structure are going to have a key role in your business planning and your allocation of resources

·        Efforts by ALA to influence policy makers on the best path forward. 

·       Federal labor outlook including the hiring freeze and cutting back on the Federal workforce

·       The Trump agenda on reorganizing Government

·       DeCA transition initiatives on private label, variable pricing, NAFing the DeCA workforce

·       Defense plans and studies on consolidation and resale restructuring

·       The politics of defense and National security, supporting military families, status of budgetary deliberations

·       Doing business in a dynamic and unpredictable environment

·       Changes to force structure and sizing, military basing plans

·       Military resale patronage expansion

·       Supply chain changes including DeCA category management initiatives and pricing negotiations with suppliers

·       Defense Department reorganization and impact on military resale programs

·       Effects of Administration action on small, woman-owned, Veteran-owned and disadvantaged businesses

·       Budget and policy outlook for the Defense, Homeland Security and Department of Veterans Affairs

·       Timeline and trajectory for reductions to the commissary budget

·       Outlook for privatization of commissaries

·       Product assortment issues including alcohol, tobacco, and other product restrictions in exchanges

·       Changes in business practices and relationships between sectors of the industry



 
 
 
 

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