Regional Policy Forum

The Greater Washington Board of Trade’s Regional Policy Forums are a new series held for members to receive access to policy decision makers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. These forums review Greater Washington’s most pressing issues with prominent members of the business community and elected officials.

For information about sponsoring this series, contact Nancy LaJoice, Director of Membership Engagement and Sponsorships, at 202.857.5987 or

September 18, 2013 Regional Policy Forum on Education

Come meet our region’s top school officials, including Chancellor Kaya Henderson, DC Public Schools, and Superintendent Karen Garza, Fairfax County Public Schools, as they address the opportunities and challenges in the public school system and how it affects the region’s economy. 

May 21, 2013 Transportation Regional Policy Forum

On Tuesday, May 21, the Board of Trade will assemble our region’s top transportation decision-makers to address Greater Washington’s most pressing transportation concerns, including the newly signed landmark transportation funding legislation in Maryland and Virginia, impact of Sequestration budget cuts, public-private partnerships as well as current status of key road and rail projects.

November 8, 2012 Regional Policy Forum: Post Election Wrap-Up

Join the Greater Washington Board of Trade just hours after the results are in when we welcome our elected leaders from around the region to discuss key issues following the national elections. With the regional change that always comes after an election, our panelists will provide an in-depth discussion on the regional implications of the election results. Topics will include sequestration, transportation, budgets, economic development and more. 

October 23, 2012 Regional Policy Forum on Economic Development

On Tuesday, October 23rd, the Board of Trade will assemble economic development officials to address existing and future opportunities for Greater Washington. Discussion topics will include sequestration and its implications for the Greater Washington region, public private partnerships and future projects, off-shore wind power, Marcellus Shale, the implications of the Panama Canal improvements and their impact on the Ports of Baltimore and Virginia and more.

September 17, 2012 Regional Policy Forum on Transportation

On Monday, September 17th, the Board of Trade will assemble senior regional transportation authorities to address Greater Washington’s most pressing transportation concerns. The panel discussion will focus on current and future budgets including sequestration challenges and the implications to the transportation industry, current and future infrastructure projects, opportunities for public private partnerships, Rail to Dulles, streetcars, the purple line and more.

November 30, 2011 Implications of the "Super Committee" for Greater Washington


March 1, 2011 Preparing for a Government Shutdown

On Tuesday, March 1st, the Board of Trade will host a half-day program to evaluate some of the consequences the potential U.S. government shutdown and provide timely insight for how to prepare your business.

February 16, 2011 State of Green Business Forum

The State of Green Business Forum brings the greatest business minds together to not only "talk shop" about what's working in sustainability but to help you understand the best way to apply those insights and techniques in your organization.

September 28, 2010 Briefing and Update on HOT Lanes

HOT lanes are one of the Board of Trade’s top transportation priorities. Please mark your calendar for September 28 when a briefing and update on the Beltway HOT lanes and I-95 / l-395 HOT lanes projects will be provided by Tony Adams, Vice President, Development and Major Project Support, Transurban (USA) Inc.

September 8, 2010 Regional Transportation Forum

The Board of Trade has assembled senior regional transportation authorities to address current and future budgets, stimulus funding, transportation projects and their progress, roads and infrastructure, policy and more for the Greater Washington region. Panelists will discuss regional cooperation and share views on regional needs and present opportunities for coordination.

July 15, 2010 Greater Washington's Financial Outlook

Join the Board of Trade at a Regional Policy Forum with Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi of the District of Columbia, Secretary of Finance Ric Brown of Virginia, and Comptroller Peter Franchot of Maryland. The session will be moderated by Jim Dinegar, president and CEO, Board of Trade.

May 28, 2010 Regional Elected Leaders Forum

The Board of Trade has assembled regional elected leaders to share their views on legislative issues in their respective jurisdictions and how the current economic crisis is affecting this region, jobs and economic development.

Series Sponsor

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Nancy LaJoice at 202.857.5987.