The business of lobbying certainly got its start long before the word “lobbyist” was coined in Washington’s Willard Hotel from cantankerous old men waiting around the historic, posh hotel’s lobby, waiting to jump on a politician returning from Capitol Hill to buy him a drink and bend his ear on the latest issue of importance. But, the practice today is better regulated—lobbyists are now registered—but the importance of the task is still the measure of how business gets done in Washington and any little town in the country. It is the business operator’s way of getting the power brokers and decision makers’ attention and “educating” them to the real world.
More than two dozen attendees to PCIA’s Wireless Infrastructure Show
in Dallas chose to forego happy hour and instead “listen and learn” and
“learn from the best” in how to take their messages to policy makers in
their hometowns, governments and industries.