ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

American Boating Congress

Starts: May 05

Ends: May 07

Address: The Liaison Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.

When constituents talk, Congress listens

You are the industry’s most effective advocate. No lobbyist is as influential as an employer from a member’s district or state. Attending ABC and going on Capitol Hill visits with others from your state is the best way to update your representatives on issues that affect your livelihood and help them to understand your position when voting on issues that affect our industry.

ABC events conclude in meetings with your representatives and their senior staff. It’s your opportunity to build or cement relationships that lead to positive attitudes toward our industry within Congress. NMMA will arrange your meetings and issue briefing papers and talking points, as well. All you have to do is register and attend! Register here.

Educational seminars

ABC’s schedule promises informative, engrossing seminars intended to update you on issues of vital importance to your business and your bottom line. You’ll:

  • Hear how others are surviving and thriving in the current economic environment.
  • Find out what NMMA is doing to help the industry in these challenging times.

Who should attend

Executive, owners and key employees of marine-related industries, including:

  • Boat Manufacturers
  • Engine Manufacturers
  • Boat Dealers
  • Marina operators and owners
  • Marine Accessory manufacturers
  • Industry service providers
  • State and local marine trades associations

Also, our colleagues in the Federal government, State governments and related associations will also gain much from this unique gathering of marine professionals.

You’ll never have a better opportunity to personally influence legislation and protect your business interests.

Questions?  Sign up for updates or Contact:

Laura Genovese 

ABC 2014 Co-Hosted by:

American Boat Builders & Repairers Association ♦ Association of Marina Industries ♦ Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association ♦ Boating Industry Magazine ♦ BoatU.S. ♦ Boy Scouts/Sea Scouts ♦ Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston ♦ California Association of Harbor Masters & Port Captains ♦ Center for Coastal Conservation ♦ Connecticut Marine Trades Association ♦ Florida Yacht Brokers Association ♦ International Boat Industry Magazine ♦ Lake Erie Marine Trades Association ♦ Marina Dock Age ♦ Megayacht News ♦ Michigan Boating Industries Association ♦ Marine Recreation Association ♦ Marine Retailers Association of the Americas ♦ Marine Trades Association of New Jersey ♦ National Boating Federation  ♦ National Marine Distributors Association ♦ National Marine Electronics Association ♦ National Marine Lenders Association  ♦ National Marine Manufacturers Association ♦ National Marine Trade Council ♦ National Safe Boating Council  ♦ North Central Marine Association ♦ Northwest Marine Trade Association ♦ Professional Boat Builder Magazine ♦ Rhode Island Marine Trades Association ♦ Sail America ♦ Soundings Trade Only ♦ South Carolina Marine Association ♦ States Organization for Boating Access ♦ U.S. Superyacht Association ♦ Water Sports Industry Association ♦ Wisconsin Marine Association ♦ Yacht Brokers Association of America