Welcome Delegates!

Delegates will have the opportunity to meet with and talk to Washington insiders! Meet and network with members of Congress and your fellow business leaders. Discuss critical issues such as the economy, healthcare, small business, workforce, foreign trade and military affairs.

Delegate is responsible for airfare and hotel accommodations.

W Hotel Washington D.C.
Designated Hotel for FPL’s Washington Summit 2022 is Hotel Washington,
515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

For details contact the Chamber at 954-462-6000 


* Proof of vaccinations will be required at select meeting locations.

September 19, 2022

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Welcome South Florida Delegation
Please check in and pick up Delegate materials on the first floor of Hotel Washington.
515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 

5 pm
Walk to the Washington Summit Evening Reception

5:30 pm
Delegate Welcome Reception & Dinner
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
750 15th Street SW, Washington, DC 20005

8:45 pm
Delegates return to hotel or explore Washington, DC

September 20, 2022

8 am
Walk to National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
*Must have proof of vaccination to enter.

8:30 am
Welcome & Breakfast

9 – 2 pm
Delegate Meetings

2 – 4:45 pm
Free Time

4:45 pm
Board motor coach to Embassy of Japan Reception
*Leaves promptly at 5 pm

5:30 pm
Embassy of Japan Reception
Hosted by Ambassador Tamaki Tsukada, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Japan
JICC: Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20036
*Masks are required at this reception.
**All Delegates must take the motor coach from Hotel Washington to the JICC/Embassy due to security restrictions.

September 21, 2022

7:30 am
Board motor coach for the Rayburn House Office Building
*Delegates must have proof of vaccination.
**Leaves promptly at 7:45 am

8:15 am
Welcome & Breakfast

9 am – 2 pm
Delegate Meetings – Hosted by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Rayburn House Office Building – Gold Room
45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20515
*Lunch provided

2 pm
Board motor coach back to Hotel Washington -OR- Make your way to designated tours.

2:15 – 3:30 pm
Pre-registered Tours
*Please note: You must have registered prior to the Summit

4:45 pm
Board motor coach to the Library of Congress Reception.
Sponsored by Port Everglades 

5:30 pm
Library of Congress Reception – Madison Hall
101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540

7:30 pm
Board motor coach and return to Hotel Washington. Dinner on your own.
*Please see page 28 in the Syllabus for suggestions.

September 22, 2022

8 am
Closing Breakfast
Hotel Washington — Freedom Room
Delegates are free to sightsee and tour landmarks on their own.
*Transportation will not be provided


Washington Summit Check-in at Hotel Washington will be on September 19, from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Members of the Washington Summit Steering Committee will be available to greet you, distribute delegate materials and assist you with any questions. Should you arrive later, please contact Liza Soto, liza@ftlchamber.com, 305-801-9728.


The Chamber is providing motor coaches for many of the scheduled events (see itinerary on page 8). It is important to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Motor coaches will leave promptly at the scheduled time. The hotel is within walking distance to our Monday dinner at Joe’s Prime Steaks, Seafood and our Tuesday general session. Addresses are on the itinerary for all the events/venues.


You will be provided with name badges and folios that will include your schedule, tour information and white papers documenting business issues we are taking to members of Congress.  


Dinner is included at the reception on Monday, September 19. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on September 20-21. We will have a closing breakfast on Thursday, September 22 at the hotel. Other receptions will include hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Security & Covid

For security purposes, all Delegates must wear name tags for entrance to the events. Most events will require you to pass through security and show proof of vaccination as of this writing. Some may require masks. Please refrain from bringing any items that would cause disruption such as pocket knives, nail clippers, and personal weaponry. Additionally, we suggest two forms of identification, which can include government issued ID with photo, passport, and social security card. Please note: bags, including purses, are prohibited, as are video cameras. Phones are permitted, but you cannot shoot video. 


Business attire is appropriate for all events. You will be walking to certain events, so please dress appropriately. Be prepared for rain and temperatures to be in the low 60s or high 50s in the evening.

Optional Tours

All optional tours taking place will require pre-registration. Each Delegate is responsible for their own transportation to the optional tours and back to Hotel Washington.

Washington DC Event Planning Guide