ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Annual Symposium

 The 2018 Annual Meeting & Symposium is being held on the

30th and 31st of January, 2018, in New Orleans.

It will launch with a Cocktail Reception and Annual Meeting on Tuesday 30th January, 2018 at 6 pm. This will be followed by our day-long Symposium, on Wednesday 31st January, which is designed each year to help business owners tackle the current issues facing the boat building and repair industry.

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.

Check back soon for venue, hotel and further conference information.

The 2018 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 email Joy Elvin, Administrative Manager, at for more information.