AOC 2017 Special Events

Monday Night Reception & Dinner

Monday, July 31 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Charlie Palmer Steak - Washington, D.C.

Don’t miss the exciting Monday Night Reception & Dinner taking place at the famous Charlie Palmer Steak restaurant. Much more than a steakhouse, the timelessly stylish restaurant is a common setting for political power meetings. Enjoy a reception with tasty cocktails and the city’s most impressive view of the Capitol from Charlie Palmer Steak's rooftop terrace. Following the reception, indulge in a five-star dinner among colleagues, friends, and peers at this sleek and sophisticated steakhouse. Fee is $198 per person. 

To register, log into your member account on and select "My Transactions" under the My Account tab. You can then select the 2017 Assembly of Committees Registration and click on "Add a Session."

Cold Chain Connection Reception

Tuesday, August 1 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Colonnade Room - Fairmont Washington, D.C. 

As a leader in the cold chain, the Global Cold Chain Alliance is proud to convene the world’s key players in the cold chain for the Cold Chain Connection Reception. From fresh produce and seafood to packaged meats and frozen meals, a universally strong cold chain ensures that safe, high quality perishable food products get from the producer to the consumer. GCCA members play a critical role in maintaining the quality of these products. Join GCCA members and leaders from government and nonprofit organizations to network and explore the importance of cold chain integrity in the world’s food systems at the Cold Chain Connection Reception.

Sponsored by Bonar Engineering & Construction Company

Government Agency Visits

Wednesday, August 2 | 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

During the Government Agency Visits, you will have the opportunity to share your opinions with decision-makers on issues affecting your business and our industry. In this program, members will divide into groups and meet with federal government representatives at various agencies.

Industry Roundtable on Food Maximization

Wednesday, August 2 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Kennedy Ballroom

Forty percent of food intended for human consumption in the United States goes uneaten. This translates to over 160 billion pounds of food going from farm to landfill, yet one-sixth of Americans live in food insecure households. The key to stopping this loss is food supply chain maximization, and the cold chain industry can play a major role in helping end this waste.

Join the discussion between all links of the temperature-controlled supply chain at the Industry Roundtable on Food Maximization. The discussion will explore how our industry can move forward in promoting food maximization.