Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM CDT
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DoubleTree - Abraham Lincoln Hotel - Springfield 
701 E Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701

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Kimberly McNamara 
Illinois Manufacturers' Association 
630.368.5300, Ext. 2109 

IMA's Business Day at the Capitol

IMA's Business Day offers you the opportunity to meet with your elected officials to drive home our message of job growth and prosperity and to help our legislators understand the impact of their actions on Illinois manufacturing. 

Schedule of Events

11:00am - Registration
Ballroom, DoubleTree Hotel

Noon - Lunch & Program
Ballroom, DoubleTree Hotel

2:00 - 5:00pm - Lobby Your Legislator

State Capitol

5:00 - 8:00pm - Reception
IMA Headquarters

A room block has been reserved at the DoubleTree-Abraham Lincoln Hotel. Rooms must be reserved by April 17th (rooms are limited). Call 217.544.8800 and reference the IMA room block.   


Keynote Speaker:

Jim VandeHei

The IMA is pleased to announce that noted media entrepreneur and political expert Jim VandeHei will be the keynote speaker at the IMA’s Business Day in Springfield on Wednesday, May 9.  Jim is the co-founder and CEO of Axios, a new media company delivering news and insights on politics, business, media, and tech.  In addition to Axios, Jim was co-founder and former CEO of POLITICO, the digital media company that upended and revolutionized political and policy journalism in Washington, New York, and Europe.

At POLITICO, Jim directed the editorial coverage of the largest White House and Congressional teams in the country, and he co-moderated two presidential debates in 2008, including the first debate to incorporate questions voted on by a live online audience. He was named by Vanity Fair to its “New Establishment List” and Entrepreneur magazine named him one of the year’s “50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs.”  He is the first representative of a primary online news organization to serve on the Pulitzer Board.

Jim’s unique insights and expertise will deliver a riveting view of the intersection between politics, media, and business.  He is better positioned than virtually anyone else to pull back the curtain and address what is happening in the White House, Congress, politics, and the media today.


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