2023 Annual Conference

The Coalition for a Prosperous America will host its 2023 Annual Conference on March 28-29 at the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, bringing together leading industry experts and Members of Congress from both the House and Senate to discuss issues of importance to CPA and its members. CPA’s Annual Conference is an opportunity to network with CPA members,  voice industry concerns and questions to Members of Congress, and discuss solutions with like-minded leaders.

During our Awards Banquet at 6:00 PM on March 28 hosted at The Capitol View at 400 Rooftop, we will recognize this year’s Republican Leader, Democratic Leader, and Industry Leader.

We look forward to seeing you there!




(NOTES: Breakfast and lunch not provided. Asterisk (*) indicates speaker has been invited and not yet confirmed.)


Conference Registration Opens | Phoenix Park Hotel Main Lobby


Welcome and Democratic Leader Award Presentation | Phoenix Ballroom


Countering China’s Solar Strategy to Illegally Circumvent Our Trade Laws | Phoenix Ballroom

  • Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA 
  • Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI-08)
  • Tom Beline, Cassidy Levy Kent (USA) LLP

The purpose of this panel is to discuss the recent findings from the Department of Commerce on how Chinese solar companies are illegally circumventing our trade laws and the efforts of Congress to hold Chinese trade cheats accountable. Dan Kildee is a senior member on Ways and Means and is responsible for the bipartisan effort to ensure Chinese firms evading our laws are held accountable and not given a pass.


Opening Remarks from CPA Board Chairman, Zach Mottl |
Phoenix Ballroom


Cutting off China’s Access to U.S. Capital Markets | Phoenix Ballroom

  • Roger Robinson, Jr., Former Chairman of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission and Founder of the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)
  • Robby Saunders, CPA Vice President of National Security
  • Dan DiMicco, Chairman Emeritus of Nucor Corp.

This panel will explore the threat to U.S. interests from Chinese access to U.S. capital as well as how to address those threats.

12:00-1:00 LUNCH BREAK 


A Conversation with Lisa Wang, Commerce | Ballroom

  • Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA
  • Lisa Wang, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance

Assistant Secretary Wang, head of the Enforcement and Compliance Division of the Department of Commerce, will discuss her agency’s efforts to enforce U.S. trade laws including anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases.

2:00-3:00 BREAK


Mexico/China Trade Cheating – New Ways to Fight Phoenix Ballroom 

  • Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA
  • Jim Proctor, McWane, Inc. Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • Jim Hays, Zekelman Industries President of Electrical, Fence and Mechanical
  • Roger Schagrin, Schagrin Associates Founder and President 

Members of CPA talk about Mexico and China trade cheating and how America can fight back with new tools.

Why Congress should Repeal China’s Most Favored Nation Status | Phoenix Ballroom

  • Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA
  • Senator Rick Scott (R-FL)
  • Chris Griswold, American Compass Policy Director

The purpose of this panel is to learn about China’s Most Favored Nation (MFN) status, how that hurts American workers and producers and how ending MFN status is a critical step to defunding and decoupling from China.


Cocktail Hour and Banquet Registration | Capitol View at 400 Rooftop


Cocktails & Tax with Senator Ron Wyden  | Capitol View at 400 Rooftop

  • David Morse, CPA Tax Policy Director
  • Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Senator Ron Wyden will give a short presentation about the Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax and then David Morse will field Q&A with the Senator.


Banquet and Awards Ceremony: Gala Dinner with remarks from our award recipients | Capitol View at 400 Rooftop

  • Representative Bill Posey (R-FL-08)
  • Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
  • Mamun Rashid, CEO of Auxin Solar



Breakfast provided by CPA | Phoenix Ballroom


Buy American and the Latest from Capitol Hill | Phoenix Ballroom

  • Greg Owens, CPA Buy American Committee Chair & Owner of Liberty Tabletop
  • Jim Stuber, CPA Buy American Cmte Chair & Author of What if Things Were Made in America Again
  • Don Buckner, President of

The CPA Buy American Committee, led by Jim Stuber and Greg Owens, discusses the latest on Buy American, labeling, and what Congress is doing to support Buy American. Learn about CPA’s efforts to have country-of-origin labeling for e-commerce sites included in the Senate-passed United States Innovation and Competition Act.


Ending Mystery Meat: Why Reinstating Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling is Important | Phoenix Ballroom 

  • Bill Bullard, CPA Board Member & CEO of R-CALF USA
  • Senator Rounds  (R-SD)

This panel will discuss the effort on Capitol Hill to reinstate mandatory labeling for beef in the face of past WTO objections.

12:30-1:45 LUNCH BREAK

12:30 – 1:45

Economics Working Lunch: Recent Performance of US Trade and Industrial Strategy | Phoenix Ballroom

  • Jeff Ferry, CPA Chief Economist
  • Andrew Heritage, CPA Senior Economist

The purpose of this panel is for the CPA economics team to present their performance assessment of the last several years of policy changes in tariffs and industrial policy tools, and what more can be done.


A Conversation with Kent Bikes and a Plan to Produce Bicycles in America | Phoenix Ballroom

  • Jeff Ferry, CPA Chief Economist
  • Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), Sponsor of Bikes for America Plan
  • Arnold Kamler, CEO of Kent Bikes

CPA’s Jeff Ferry and Arnold Kamler, CEO of Kent Bikes, discuss an effort to reshore production of bicycles.


Closing Remarks by Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA


Just steps from the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court, the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC has always enjoyed a prime spot on Capitol Hill and is listed in the Historic Hotels of America registry by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Phoenix Park Hotel, Washington, DC