Don't miss the industry's most important political and legislative event of the year!
|MONDAY, MAY 13|
|7:30 am–5:00 pm||Registration|
|8:00 am–12:00 pm||Recreational Boating Leadership Council Meeting*|
|11:00 am–12:30 pm||BoatPAC Committee Meeting*|
|12:30 pm–1:30 pm||
Welcome and Awards Lunch
Join us as we kick off ABC 2019 and present significant industry awards including:
• Ambassador Award – given annually to the ABC Co-host who has done the most significant promotion of ABC.
•BoatPAC-The Champions for Growth Award – given annually to a company that has recognized the importance of BoatPAC’s mission and advocacy.
|1:40 pm–4:00 pm||Issue Workshops -Topics TBD|
|3:30 pm–5:30 pm||EMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*|
|MACD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*|
BMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*
AMI Board of Directors Meeting*
|6:00 pm–8:00 pm||Welcome Networking Reception||National Museum of Women in the Arts - 1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC|
|TUESDAY, MAY 14|
|7:30 am–4:00 pm||Registration|
|7:30 am–8:00 am||Breakfast|
Speakers Session, Day 1
featuring key Members of Congress
|9:30 am||Transportation for U.S. Capitol Group Photo & Hill Meetings||Buses will pick attendees up from the Renaissance and drop off at the Capitol - East Capitol Street between Second & Third Street|
|10:00 am||Group Photo in front of U.S. Capitol Building||U.S. Capitol Building|
|10:30 am–5:00 pm||Hill Meetings||Capitol Hill Basecamp Room (TBD) Available for Members|
|10:00 am–2:00 pm||Partner Programing||Options include: Capitol, Botanic Garden or White House Tour and Lunch|
|12:00 pm - 1:00pm||
Young Professionals Luncheon
Our industry young professionals are invited to join us for a luncheon and Q&A panel with Capitol Hill staffers.
|U.S. Capitol Visitors Center - room TBD|
|4:00 pm–6:00 pm||NMMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*|
|6:30 pm–8:30 pm||Recreational Angling and Boating Reception* For questions on how to attend, please contact Erica Crocker at firstname.lastname@example.org. All attendees must fill out a prior approval form prior to attending.||District Winery - 385 Water Street, SE Washington, DC|
|WEDNESDAY, MAY 15|
|8:00 am–8:30 am||Marine Industry Panel & Breakfast - the Power of Advocacy|
|8:30 am–12:00 pm||
Speakers Session, Day 2 featuring Keynote Speaker (TBD) and key Trump administration officials
|12:00 pm–1:00 pm||
Farewell and Awards Ceremony Lunch
Join us as we wrap up ABC 2019 for a farewell lunch and presentation of significant industry awards including:
• The Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award
- Named for a visionary leader in marine conservation, the chairman and CEO of Grady White Boats. The Center for Sportfishing Policy annually presents the award honoring a marine manufacturer who has made a difference in marine conservation and is continuing the legacy and vision of Eddie Smith.