Spring Meeting

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2024 Spring Meeting Information

Meeting FAQs

The full registration fee includes: • Attendance at all meeting sessions • Breakfast • Lunch • Networking Receptions • Transportation to Events

Member Registration Fee: $500 per attendee - IME Members have exclusive access to member-only committee meetings, information sessions, and networking events. Transportation and meals during these scheduled events are included in the registration fee. Keep in mind, many of IME’s Spring Meeting sponsorship packages include one or more complimentary registrations! 

Non-Member Registration Fee: $850 per attendee - Not an IME Member yet? Learn more about IME and our policy priorities by attending our 2024 IME Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. In addition to productive committee meetings where we will discuss current challenges and opportunities, you will have the opportunity to hear from key government leaders and network among your industry peers. Participants can also plan to join IME for a “Hill Day” where we will head to Capitol Hill to advocate for policies that promote safety and security for the commercial explosives industry.

Guest Fee: $75 per attendee (A guest is defined as a spouse/significant other/partner who does NOT attend breakfast or lunch sessions) Guests are invited to join the networking receptions but must be registered to do so.

Liaison Members: Registration fees are complimentary for Liaison Members. Please contact Sue Swanhorst at sjs@ime.org for more information.

Registration Deadline - Meeting registrations must be received by April 30, 2024.

Cancellations: Cancellations must be received via email at info@ime.org by May 6, 2024 for a refund of the registration fee. After May 6, 2024, all registrations will be non-refundable. No-show attendees will not be refunded. Substitutions are accepted and may be made by contacting IME via email at info@ime.org.

Registration Questions? Please contact info@ime.org 


Hotel Information


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Address: 515 15th Street, NW Washington DC 20004

Since 1917, Hotel Washington has been hosting those in the know. Steps from the White House lawn, we are part of the capital's heartbeat, and a stopping point for world leaders, dignitaries, entrepreneurs, and elevated thinkers. While there are many hotels in Washington, there is only one Hotel Washington.

All hotel reservations must be made by April 30, 2024 to receive the discounted rate. 


Click below to view the most recent schedule of events.

 2024 IME Spring Meeting Schedule of Events


Speaker Biographies

The Honorable Steven Dettelbach

Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Director Steven Dettelbach

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Congressman Pete Stauber (R-MN-8)

Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives - Pete Stauber

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Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA-1)

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Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4)

Rep. Dan Newhouse

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Jaimie Francis

Vice President, Policy and Programs

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Jaimie Francis - Vice President, Programs and Policy - U.S. Chamber of  Commerce Foundation | LinkedIn

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2024 Spring Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities

IME is now offering sponsorship opportunities for companies that would like to provide additional support for the meeting while getting your name in front of key audiences. If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring the meeting, please contact info@ime.org.

IME 2024 Spring Meeting Sponsorship Flyer

Thank you to our 2024 Spring Meeting Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Nelson Brothers

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Bronze Sponsor

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