Programming Venues and Addresses

InterContinental Washington, DC – 801 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

*Indicates closed events by invitation only

Tuesday, May 12

Programming held at the InterContinental & InterContinental Wharf Dock

7:00am – 5:30pm


InterContinental – outside of Waterside Ballroom

8:00am – 12:00pm

Recreational Boating Leadership Council Meeting*

InterContinental, Seaport 2

11:00am – 12:00pm


InterContinental, Seaport 1

11:00am – 12:30pm

BoatPAC Committee Meeting*

InterContinental, Marina

Welcome Lunch – InterContinental, Waterside Ballroom

12:30 – 1:30pm

Join us for the opening of ABC 2020, a discussion on NMMA’s advocacy efforts and recent successes at the state level, and the presenting of the Eddie Smith Award.

Concurrent Issue Workshops – InterContinental, Breakout Rooms



Seaport 1

Seaport 2

1:40 – 4:00pm

Topics to be announced.

Topics to be announced.

Topics to be announced.

Board Meetings – InterContinental, Breakout Rooms


Waterside 1

Waterside 2

Waterside 3


3:30 – 5:30pm

Engine Manufacturers Division*

Marine Accessories and Components Division*

Boat Manufacturers Division*


Recreational Angling & Boating Reception – InterContinental Wharf Dock

6:00 – 8:00pm 

For questions on how to attend, please contact Erica Crocker at All attendees must fill out a prior approval form prior to attending.



Wednesday, May 13

Programming held at the InterContinental

7:00am – 4:00pm


InterContinental – outside of Waterside Ballroom

7:00 – 8:00am


InterContinental – outside of Waterside Ballroom

Understanding the Issues & Advocacy 101 – InterContinental,  Waterside Ballroom

8:00 – 9:15am 

Before we head up to Capitol Hill, we encourage everyone to join us for a briefing on the industry’s top policy priorities and how to be the most effective advocate in Congressional meetings. Additionally, we will present the Advocate of the Year Award.

Congressional Meetings & Related Activates – Capitol Hill


Transportation to Capitol Hill

Busses depart from the InterContinental and drop off at the U.S. Capitol Building – East Capitol Street between Second and Third Street


Group Picture

Front of U.S. Capitol Building

10:30am – 5:00pm

Hill Meetings

Basecamp room available for ABC participants

12:30 – 1:30pm

BoatPAC High Donor Luncheon*

Capitol Hill Club – 300 First Street, SE Washington, DC  20003

NMMA Board of Directors Meeting – InterContinental, Waterside 3

3:00 – 5:00pm

Attendees are responsible for their own travel.

Networking Reception  – InterContinental, Waterside 1 & 2

6:00 – 8:30pm

We invite you to celebrate ABC 2020 with a cocktail reception. In addition to great food and drinks, this is the perfect opportunity to meet (or reconnect) with industry stakeholders from across the country who traveled to DC for our annual summit.

Young Professional Evening Cruise  – InterContinental Wharf

8:00 – 10:00pm

Pre-registration is required. Young professionals only. Boat will be leaving from InterContinental Wharf at 8:30pm.



Thursday, May 14

All programming held at the InterContinental

7:30am – 1:00pm


InterContinental – outside of Waterside Ballroom

7:30 – 8:00am


InterContinental – outside of Waterside Ballroom

Featured Plenary Session – Intercontinental, Waterside Ballroom

8:00am – 12:00pm 

We are proud to host the marquee session of ABC 2020 on the final morning, during which we will hear from top administration officials, key members of Congress, and leading media and political figures from both parties. We recommend that you arrive early, as seats close to the stage will fill up fast.

Farewell Lunch & Awards Ceremony – Intercontinental, Waterside Ballroom

12:00 – 1:00pm 

Join us for lunch as we say goodbye, and honor the recipients of the Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award, Ambassador Award and the BoatPAC Champions for Growth Award.