Attendees had a morning of briefings, were addressed by Congressman Trey Radel (R-Florida), and then joined the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Summit for a luncheon and additional briefings. At 2:00 p.m., they made the march to Capitol Hill where they were well received by Congressmen, Senators and/or their legislative aides.
Conversation cards created by FBA and AICC for the event were a big hit at the Fly-In. FBA introduced these conversation cards in April at the 2013 FBA Annual Meeting. Roughly the size of coasters, the twenty cards held together on a ring, offer up several facts intended to serve as conversation starters for use across our industry. Attendees were given conversation cards for use as a resource during the meetings to educate the Congressmen and Senators about our industry. The cards were then left as a leave behind after the meetings to promote further education and action by our Congressional leaders.