Chamber Snapshots: The Fourth Quarter of 2016 in Photos

December 20, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Business News,Uncategorized

Tom Donohue and Paul Ryan

Tom Donohue introduced Speaker Paul Ryan at the “This Way Up” Economic Summit

The final few months of the year brought an abundance of events for the U.S. Chamber. From visiting heads of state to visiting rock stars, the Chamber engaged with wide and diverse audiences to ensure that its priorities are heard by the incoming administration and Congress.

Scroll through these photos to see highlights from a busy few months at the Chamber. 

The Chamber hosted policymakers, healthcare officials, and other interested parties for both the annual Health Forward Summit and a conference on the future of the Affordable Care Act. 

Katie Mahoney at the Health Forward Summit
Katie Mahoney, executive director of health policy, kicked off the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Health Forward Summit. 

Panoramic view of the Affordable Care Act Conference
Across the hall, at the Affordable Care Act Future of Health Reform event, the Chamber’s Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten moderated a panel discussion on the Chamber’s priorities for the Affordable Care Act under the 45th president’s administration. 

Mitt Romney and Lisa Rickard at ILR's Legal Reform Summit
Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa Rickard chatted with Former Governor Mitt Romney prior to his keynote remarks at ILR’s Legal Reform Summit. “Have we made it more attractive to compete in America or less attractive?” Romney asked the crowd

Myron Brilliant chats with press during a delegation visit to Cuba
The Chamber’s U.S.-Cuba Business Council traveled to Havana for the Havana International Fair. While there, Myron Brilliant, senior vice president for international policy, sat down with Reuters for an exclusive interview. 

Tom Donohue and Bruce Josten taking questions at a press conference following the 2012 State of American Business Address.
The Hill named Tom Donohue and Bruce Josten to its list of top lobbyists for 2016, noting that the Chamber was focused on “unfinished business” during the final months of the Obama White House. 

Scott Eisner and President Macky Sall
Scott Eisner and Senegalese President Macky Sall walked the Chamber’s halls. Sall received the Outstanding Business Leaders’ Award from the U.S.-Africa Business Center. 

GIPC IP Award Attendees

The Global Intellectual Property Center’s Kasie Brill (second from left) and Jared Parks (right) welcomed Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath (left) and Billy Idol guitarist and artist Billy Morrison (second from right) to the Chamber. The two artists performed a set at GIPC’s IP Champions Gala

U.S. Chamber's Global Initiative on Health and Economy

The U.S. Chamber partnered with the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and the Industry’s Committee on Trade and Investment for the Global Initiative on Health and Economy. As part of the summit, U.S. Chamber Executive Director for the Middle East Steve Lutes joined Saudi officials for a high-level dialogue with American business leaders. The purpose of the partnership was to help the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia achieve its health goals. 

Bruce Josten bids farewell to the Chamber
Ahead of his retirement, The New York Times published a profile of Bruce Josten, who spent over 40 years leading the Chamber to a long list of policy victories on behalf of the American business community. 

Troy Davidson, the winner of the Transition Trucking award
This prize stopped H Street traffic — literally! Petty Officer 2nd Class Troy Davidson posed in his new Kenworth Truck, awarded to him by Hiring Our Heroes’ Transition Trucking program