GMA Event Calendar

State Affairs Committee Meeting (December 2018)


Tuesday, December 4 - Wednesday, December 5, 2018
GMA Headquarters
1001 19th Street North [map]
7th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209

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GMA State Affairs Committee Meeting Schedule of Events

Tuesday, December 4:
11:30am - 5:00pm: SAC Meeting w/ Lunch
7:00pm: Dinner

Wednesday, December 5:
9:00am - 12:00pm: SAC Meeting w/ Breakfast

Meeting Attire:
Business Casual

Registration Fees:
These fees are available through 12/04/2018
Name Price Available To
GMA Member $0.00  


Cancellation and Other Policies:
GMA reserves the right to cancel the event prior to the event start date due to market conditions, acts of God, or other circumstances beyond our control. In the event that GMA cancels an event for any reason, you will receive a credit for 100% of the paid registration fee.

If GMA is forced to cancel a program while in progress you will receive a credit for 50% of the paid registration fee. We will notify all registered attendees as soon as a meeting has been canceled via e-mail and/or phone messaging and a notice will be posted on our website. In the case of cancellation, GMA will not reimburse participant’s pre-arranged travel expenses.

General Hotel Information:
Guests are responsible for securing their own hotel reservations.

You may book online directly with Le Meridien using this dedicated GMA Room Block link (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1809242699&key=1D6A12C5

You may also contact Le Meridien by calling (703) 351-9170 and refer to the date of stay and group name (Grocery Manufacturers Association / State Affairs Committee Meeting) to receive the group rate. The room rate is $189+taxes. Check in is 3:00 PM; check out is 12:00 Noon.

Hotel block deadline is November 12, 2018.

In the urban village of Rosslyn, Le Méridien Arlington is centrally located among top destinations in the Washington, D.C. region. This stylish boutique hotel is also close to numerous restaurants, shopping options, and corporate offices. Amuse boasts innovative Italian cuisine as well as an inviting terrace with close views of the Potomac River. Meanwhile, Amuse Bar is a sophisticated setting for lounging and enjoying signature cocktails and renowned wines. Our 154 engaging guest rooms and suites provide ample space for your itinerary-business, leisure, or an intersection of the two. Some rooms are distinguished by inspiring views of Georgetown, on the other side of the river across the Key Bridge.

The hotel address is:
Le Meridien
1121 19th Street North
Arlington, Virginia 22209

Travel Information:
Ground Transportation
You may pick up Metro's Blue, Orange or Silver Line and be dropped off less than a mile from GMA. Simply take the Metro to the Rosslyn Station stop and exit at the Moore Street exit. Head north on N Moore Street towards 19th Street N. Turn right onto 19th Street N. GMA’s Headquarters will be 0.1 miles on the left.

Please visit the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority web site to plan your trip on metro.

If you have any trouble finding the building, please call 571-378-6760 for assistance. When you arrive at the building, please make sure to check in with the receptionist for security purposes.

Airport Information
Closest Airport: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

~15 minutes from Rosslyn
Direct Metro access via BLUE line from National Airport to Rosslyn Metro station: https://www.wmata.com

Dulles International Airport (IAD)
~45 minutes from Rosslyn area
Approximately $55 each way via Cab/Uber

Directions from Rosslyn Metro station:
Closest Metro station is Rosslyn, on the Blue, Orange & Silver lines:
• Exit Rosslyn metro station at N MOORE ST & WILSON BLVD to destination
• Walk approx. 1 block North on N Moore St.
• Turn right on 19th St N.
• Walk approx. two blocks east on 19th St N.
• GMA is located in the building on the left called “Potomac Towers”. The address is 1001 19th Street North. We are on the 7th floor.


For more information please contact:
Mr. Dean Longhofer
Specialist, Database and Member Value Creation
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Phone: (571) 378-6731
Email: dlonghofer@gmaonline.org