APRO’s Legislative Conference is the most important event of the year for the rent-to-own industry. It is open to seasoned Washington advocates as well as to conference and RTO newcomers. APRO invites rental dealers and vendors of all sizes to come to Washington to advocate for issues that are critical to a thriving rent-to-own industry.
With more than 60 new senators and representatives inaugurated earlier this year, it is crucial that they know and understand the rent-to-own industry and its benefits for the U.S. economy. APRO’s Legislative Conference is the perfect vehicle to make that happen. Help protect the future of our industry while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow APRO members and a slice of Washington, D.C.
We will take care of scheduling the meetings with your Legislators for you. APRO will request a meeting with your representatives in Congress for February 7, 8 and/or 9. Once you’ve registered, APRO will contact you for training. We will coordinate the details and invite you to Legislative Training Calls to ensure you are well-prepared and that you get the most out of your experience on Capitol Hill.
If you have existing relationships with legislators, you are welcome to schedule your own meetings as in past years. APRO is here to help as needed however please let us know so we may keep a record of schedules. Contact APRO with meeting details at 800/204-2776, email@example.com.
The 2018 conference will be held at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill, located within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol at 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. Attendees need to make their own hotel reservations and travel plans. Click here to reserve your APRO discounted room at the Washington Court Hotel online, or call (800) 321-3010. APRO has blocked a set of rooms under the code of “180207APRO” at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill. The deadline for hotel registration is January 8, 2018.
Wednesday, February 7
All day Arrivals and check-in at hotel
2:00-5:00 p.m. Registration at Hotel – pickup badge and meeting materials outside Executive Room at hotel
Afternoon Meetings on Capitol Hill
6:00 p.m. Bus departs for reception and dinner
6:30-7:30 p.m. Reception at The International Spy Museum
Sponsored by Benefit Marketing Solutions
7:30-9:30 p.m. Dinner at The International Spy Museum
Sponsored by RentDirect
Thursday, February 8
7:30 a.m. Registration at Hotel (outside Executive Room)
8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Briefing at Hotel (Executive Room)
Sponsored by TRIB Group
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Meetings on Capitol Hill
Friday, February 9
8:00 a.m. Additional meetings on Capitol Hill