Annual Spring Event – Washington, DC

Register Now: May 9 & 10, 2018

Registration is now open for The New England Council’s 2018 Annual Spring Event, which will be held on Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Washington, DC. The Annual Spring Event will be an excellent opportunity for Council members to hear from representatives of the Trump Administration, as well as our region’s Congressional leaders as the 115th Congress continues.

The Annual Spring Event will include a Federal Policy Briefing with leaders from the Trump Administration, a Capitol Hill Reception with members of the New England Congressional delegation and their staffs, and a Congressional Breakfast featuring remarks from several members of Congress. NEC will also be arranging smaller group meetings for the Council’s various policy committees.



Please stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks, including agenda details and speaker announcements. Registration fees are $500 for NEC members and $700 for non-members.

We are grateful to our 2018 Annual Spring Event Sponsors for their generous support:

American Tower Corporation
BAE Systems
Bank of America
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Capitol Counsel
Comcast Cable Communications
Delta Dental of MA
Eye Health Services
Fallon Health
Fidelity Investments
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Iron Mountain
Ironshore/Liberty Mutual Group
John Hancock Financial Services
Kearney, Donovan & McGee
Liberty Mutual
National Grid
Rasky Partners
Saint Anselm College
The MITRE Corporation
Tufts Health Plan
Turkish Airlines
Union Point, an Investment of LStar Ventures


2017 Annual Spring Event

Over 250 New England Council members gathered in our nation’s capital on May 3 and 4, 2017, for our Annual Spring Event. Among those members participating in the two-day event were representatives from all six New England states and virtually every sector of the region’s economy.

View Photos from the 2017 Annual Spring Event

We kicked off the Annual Spring Event on Wednesday, May 3, with a briefing with several senior federal agency officials.  The briefing was held at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel, just steps from The White House.  Members heard from an impressive lineup of speakers, including Dr. France Cordova, Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Chip Fulghum, Acting Under Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) , and Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

That evening, participants gathered in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building for our Annual Capitol Hill Reception.  Always a highlight of the Annual Spring Event, most members of the New England Congressional delegation, as well as members of their staffs, attended the reception.

On Thursday, May 4, we were honored to welcome several members of Congress at a Congressional Breakfast at Charlie Palmer Restaurant at the foot of Capitol Hill.  NEC members in attendance heard from the leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee, Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), who updated members on efforts to advance comprehensive tax reform.   Other speakers included Representatives Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and Peter King (R-NY).

Following the breakfast, members broke off into smaller groups for a variety of policy committee meetings with Congressional staff and other federal officials.



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