Photos and Takeaways: 2016 State and Local Government Relations Conference
A look back at the Council’s signature fall program
The 2016 State and Local Government Relations Conference was packed from beginning to end: state legislative predictions; public attitudes toward business; turnover in state government (including how the presidential election might affect that); ballot measures; working with mayors’ offices; engaging local communities; and taking charge of your state government relations career — to name just a few of the topics covered.
Thank you to our participants, speakers and sponsors; we hope to see you next fall!
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|A packed house filled the Hilton Old Town Alexandria’s Grand Ballroom. This was the largest attendance ever at the State and Local Government Relations Conference.||The Council’s own Doug Pinkham examined recent Council data (specifically from this summer’s Taking a Stand: How Corporations Speak Out on Social Issues and the 2015 Public Affairs Pulse survey) on the public’s attitudes about business and how business engages on social issues. This year’s study found that pressure for companies to engage on social issues in on the rise — and will continue to grow.|
Novozymes’ Chris Bender and his team attend the State and Local Government Relations to engage with the larger government relations community and learn how to become an even more essential part of his company’s success.