Special Events

The Board of Trade regularly organizes special events that focus on current, regional issues facing the business community of Greater Washington.

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January 12, 2017 Preparing for the Inauguration

To prepare you for the events surrounding the Inauguration, in partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the Board of Trade will host a free briefing featuring top business, transportation and security officials to discuss the implications and opportunities surrounding the Inaugural Events. Join us on January 12th to determine whether your office or workplace operations will be affected. Learn about: road closures, business transportation, security disruptions, protests, parade route access, disruption to business operations, security parameters including accessibility, areas off limits and areas to avoid, and special attention paid to Women’s March on Washington.

October 13, 2016 Outlook Conference

In response to business leaders across the region a very special event has been designed to address the economic drivers and trends that will shape next year. This Outlook Conference will provide data-driven expert insight to use in planning, budgeting, and growing for the year ahead. Top leaders will address the Outlook for the economy, elections, tourism, real estate, healthcare, technology, energy, and so much more of the direct issues that affect your business. Industry panels, engaging discussion and well placed connecting are all on the agenda to make this very special event memorable and valuable.

June 6, 2016 Special Briefing: Be Fully Prepared for Metro's SafeTrack Year Long Disruption

We have teamed with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to provide all the necessary guidance, updates, resource materials and contact information for the wide variety of available resources you will want to know about in order to develop workable alternatives for your company and your employees. The Board of Trade, in conjunction with Witt O'Brien's, a top preparedness company, and the Washington Business Journal, have developed a detailed specific plan to assist businesses in managing through this pending difficulty.

December 8, 2015 Capital Business Forum

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Washington Board of Trade, and Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce will host Muriel Bowser (D), Mayor of the District of Columbia, Terry McAuliffe (D), Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a senior Maryland state official* for the Inaugural Capital Region Business Forum to promote regional cooperation.

October 22, 2015 Washingtonian's Great Places to Work

As the economy improves, and recruitment/retention gets tougher, join Washingtonian’s senior leadership to gain insights, and specific examples, on what makes a great place to work. Learn from award winning psychologist Ron Friedman, Ph.D., as he discusses his book The Best Place to Work, gain the latest research from the fields of motivation, creativity, behavioral economics, neuroscience, and management to reveal what really makes people successful at work. In one excellent program, you will come away with ideas and steps to create an extraordinary workplace.

September 10, 2015 What to Know About the Pope's Visit to Washington

The Pope’s visit to Greater Washington is of high interest to the area’s business community. His time here will generate good attention, security perimeters, crowd management, traffic considerations, and potential work day changes. The U.S. Secret Service has approved us to hold this briefing and will help inform and prepare our businesses for what to expect.

May 19, 2015 Wage Theft Compliance – A Special Conference Call

Because the Greater Washington Board of Trade has members across the region who do business in the District of Columbia, it has been brought to our attention that there are many questions and concerns around the business commitments for meeting compliance of the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014.