Events

What to Know About the Pope's Visit to Washington

When and Where

Thursday, September 10, 2015
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.     Registration
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.     Preparedness Briefing 

The St. Regis - Astor Ballroom
912 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

#Prep4Pope

Per the request of the United States Secret Service, this event is closed to the media.

SOLD OUTThere is no charge to attend this event. Registraton is required. Limited to 300.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT

The Pope’s visit to Greater Washington is of high interest to the area’s business community. His time here will generate good attention, security perimeters, crowd management, traffic considerations, and potential work day changes.

The U.S. Secret Service has approved us to hold this briefing and will help inform and
prepare our businesses for what to expect.

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED:

  • Overview of the Papal Visit
  • Review of major site activities
  • Traffic restrictions
  • Security perimeters
  • Cascade implications from New York City and Philadelphia events
  • Tourism/Visitor estimates
  • Travel Considerations (Metro, Marc/VRE, Highway/Bridges, Airports)


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FROM:

  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region/Military District of Washington
  • Hotel Association of Washington, D.C.
  • WMATA
  • Destination DC
  • Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

 

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

DC Chamber of Commerce

 

Downtown BID

 

Federal City Council

 

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

Hotel Association of Washington, D.C.

 

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

 

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington