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Lobbying Event Detail

Host:Va Chamber of Commerce
Location:Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke
Date(s):April 18, 2019
Description:2018 Virginia Conference on Energy & Infrastructure
Total Cost of Event: $28,356
Portion of Cost to Entertain Officials:$344#
Number of People Attending:247
Cost Per Person: Not Provided*
Number of Officials Attending:3

Notes: The 2019 Conference on Energy & Infrastructure is a two-part two-day conference. The overall theme of this event is the foundations of economic development and the impact on job growth. Day one of this event began with a regional welcome from members of the business community followed by two panels. The first panel was focused on the topic of creating successful job growth in rural Virginia.

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.