ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Annual Conference

 The 2018 Annual Conference & Symposium is being held on the

29th and 30th of January, 2018, in New Orleans.

It will launch with a Cocktail Reception and Annual Meeting on Monday 29th January, 2018 at 6 pm. This will be followed by our day-long Conference and Symposium, on Tuesday 30th 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.