ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Annual Conference

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) is proud to announce the theme and dates for its upcoming 2014 Annual Boatyard Business Conference entitled “Reflect, Rethink, Refocus: Business Leadership for Tomorrow’s Boat Building and Repair Industry.” The conference will be held January 22-24, 2014, at the B Ocean Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach and is a two-day event focused strictly on the business issues impacting boatyard owners, operators, managers, boat builders, and boat repair businesses.

The 2014 conference will feature a Marketplace for sponsors to meet and network with conference attendees during session refreshment breaks. This is a great opportunity to showcase their service or product to their target audience in a more intimate setting than your standard exhibit hall.  Interested sponsors can download this form to learn more about available sponsorship opportunities.

The conference program will be a combination of presentations and interactive sessions with experienced industry leaders, industry partners, and leading experts from related fields with several networking and business-to-business events. Speakers will offer national and international perspectives on changes seen in the recent marine industry business environment and what may be expected in the future. The 2014 ABBRA Awards will also be presented during the conference, the deadline for nominations is December 20, 2013.

The 2015 ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference will be January 21-23, 2015–Save the Date!