The Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA) is holding an event in Washington (DC) later this month to meet members of Congress.
The Workplace Solutions Summit will take place on 28-30 March. It is an opportunity for independent dealer channel (IDC) representatives to meet with elected leaders to discuss critical issues facing the industry – and to educate them on how their policies impact bottom lines and the ability to grow.
During the three-day event, participants will be able to hear from industry leaders and policymakers, network with their peers, and advocate for solutions to the challenges facing small businesses in the IDC. The summit is being sponsored by AOPD, Clover Imaging, Essendant, Independent Suppliers Group, and S.P. Richards.
To increase the efficiency and success of the 2023 Workplace Solutions Summit, IOPFDA has shifted the format to an invitation-only event for nearly two dozen members of the IOPFDA advisory board and supportive dealers from past years. The goal is to advocate for issues impacting the industry, strategise on future in-person events, and develop an effective grassroots programme that engages dealers and clients on both the state and federal levels.
“As the association tirelessly works to promote and protect the industry, the Workplace Solutions Summit is one of the key opportunities to sit down face to face with policymakers and let them know what’s important to the industry,” said IOPFDA advocacy representative Paul Miller. “This is more critical than ever before as Washington continues to be divided and the industry competes with the noise and politics of the Beltway, and also with those who oppose the issues important to our businesses.”
“We would like to thank the sponsors for taking a leadership role in advocating for industry-critical small business issues,” said IOPFDA Executive Director Mike Tucker. “Without their support, the industry would not have a seat at the table in important policy decisions. The event is a moment for us to be heard and to make a difference in the future of the industry.”
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