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The New York City-headquartered Private Label Manufacturers Association’s (PLMA) Annual Washington Conference is set for September 23-24 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Topics on the agenda are the high cost of transporting goods, e-commerce, 5G, the impact of the 2020 Census, and the possible role of CBD in food and non-food products. A slate of speakers including political commentators, authors and the PLMA’s top legal adviser and communications vice president will address the gatherings.

The program kicks off on Monday, the 23rd, with a Food Industry Task Force meeting at 2 PM, followed by a Home and Health Industry Task Force meeting at 3 PM. Dinner at 7 PM will feature keynote speaker Jeff Greenfield, an NBC political correspondent and host of the PBS “Need to Know” weekly news and public affairs television program.

Jane Mayer, author of “Dark Money,” will address the breakfast meeting on Tuesday, the 24th. Briefings will follow at 9:15 and run until just before lunchtime. They will include an overview of the 5G situation by Keith Radousky of Radvisory 5; analysis of implications of the upcoming national census in the United states by Brad Edmondson, contributing editor at American Demographics; and Miriam Guggenheim of Covington & Burling will talk about CBD, or cannabidiol, a constituent of the cannabis plant, more commonly known as hemp.

After lunch a media panel discussion will take place entitled “Manipulating the News: Is there Something New Here?” It will be moderated by Frank Sesno, director at Georgetown University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

At 2:30 Professor Steven Pearlstein, business economics correspondent at The Washington Post, will have the floor.

Thereafter plenty of time for networking may be put to use prior to and during dinner at 7 PM. Post-dinner entertainment will feature The Capitol Steps political satire performers.

Further information is available by telephoning PLMA headquarters at +1 212 972 3131, or by sending an e-mail to Registration is complimentary for retailers.