Lobbying Event Detail

Host:Va Chamber of Commerce
Location:Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg
Date(s):Dec. 7, 2018
Description:2018 Virginia Economic Summit
Total Cost of Event: $83,655
Portion of Cost to Entertain Officials:$1,266#
Number of People Attending:859
Cost Per Person: Not Provided*
Number of Officials Attending:13

Notes: The 2018 Virginia Economic Summit is a policy driven event centered around the theme of transforming Virginia’s Future. The event kicks off with several speakers that bring a greeting to the region and then followed by remarks from a senior economist to provide an overview of Virginia’s economic climate forecast. The event continued with several panels. Following the panels there was a presentation on the economic impact of Virginia’s major corporate headquarters in Virginia and the event concluded with remarks by Governor Ralph Northam, Secretary Brian Ball, and Holly Sullivan of Amazon.

Executive/Legislative Officials Listed:

* Disclosure forms do not require clients to state clearly the average cost per person. Calculating the average cost per person may not be as simple as dividing the total cost by the number of people attending. Because the forms and instructions are unclear, the amount listed can represent either the total cost of the event, the amount spent on only the officials who attended or the average cost per person.

# "Portion of Cost to Entertain Officials" was calculated based on this formula: (average cost per person x the number of executive or legislative officials present)

Why did VPAP recalculate the cost of this event?

METHODOLOGY: Va Chamber of Commerce reported the items shown on required personal financial disclosures, known as Statement of Economic Interests.