Preparing for the Inauguration

In Partnership with with Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
When and Where

Thursday, January 12th
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.   Doors Open
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.   Briefing

The Mayflower Hotel - Grand Ballroom
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Register For This EventThere is no charge to attend this event. Advanced registration is required and limited to the first 300 people. Confirmation will be provided to confirmed attendees. 


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.

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
  • Special attention paid to Women’s March on Washington.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Paul Abbate, Assistant Director in Charge, FBI Washington Field Office
  • Brian Ebert, Special Agent in Charge (SAIC), U.S. Secret Service
  • Chris Geldart, Director, District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Egon Hawrylak, Deputy Commander, JFHQ-NCR/MDW
  • Peter Newsham, Interim Police Chief, Metropolitan Police Department
  • Ronald Pavlik, Chief of Police, Metro Transit Police Department
  • Additional confirmations pending.