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IGAPA invites representatives of government and public organizations to take part in the program in Washington.


The IGAPA is the leading international association for public affairs professionals. The members have direct experience in corporate and association public affairs management, lobbying, digital advocacy, global public affairs, corporate responsibility, PACs and campaign finance, crisis communication and a host of related functions. Each year the Association hosts more than 10 conferences, seminars, webinars, forums and social events for public affairs professionals. We sponsor research on emerging issues, public affairs trends, innovations and best practices, including International GR-Forum.

During the program participants will:

– Get to know how lobbying works in the USA.

  -Learn how to represent their sovereign in the United States.

– Exchange experience with the best specialists in the industry.

– Understand the system of political decision-making in the United States.

The program includes:

First day:

• Arrival in the USA / rest.

Second day:

• Round table with American lobbyists.


• Inspection of the National Mall.

• Free time to visit museums.

Third day:

• Breakfast with lobbyists.

• Excursion to the Capitol and the Library of Congress.

•Free time.

Fourth day:

• Lunch with a lobbyist.

• Trip to Alexandria.

• Visit to the Freemasonry Museum


Fifth day:

• Departure

Round table topic:

IGAPA systematically conducts experience exchange programs between representatives of different parts of the world. The main mission is to advance the field of public affairs and provide participants with the education, experience and research necessary to succeed while maintaining the highest ethical standards. Thus, representatives have the opportunity to delve into the topic of lobbying and draw certain conclusions for their regions and countries.

Topics for discussion:

  ⁃ Legislation to regulate lobbying in the countries of Central Asia.

  ⁃ Practicing Ladoga with the authorities.

  ⁃ Existing practice of lobbying in the USA.

  ⁃ Foreign lobbying and representation in the USA.

  ⁃ Possible ways of cooperation.

Format – 1.5-hour discussion


* Expenses for flights, accommodation, transportation and food outside the program are not included in the price.