During the conference, to be held Sept. 13-14 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, restaurateurs will also have the opportunity to meet with members of Congress to discuss legislative issues and their impact on the restaurant industry, as well as listen to high-ranking opinion leaders, members of Congress and administration officials.
"Participation in the political process is essential to the restaurant industry. As the nation's largest private-sector employer with over 12 million workers, we have many important stories to tell and issues to take to Capitol Hill. Our annual Public Affairs Conference provides restaurateurs with an unparalleled opportunity to make their voices heard on issues that are vital to our industry as well as the nation's economy," said Steven C. Anderson, NRA president and ceo. "We are pleased that Secretary Snow recognizes our industry's importance to the economy and will be able to speak to our restaurateurs."