The Marine Industry's Premier Political & Legislative Event:  May 15-17, 2017

ABC 2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

*please check back often for updates*

All meetings take place at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel (999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001) unless otherwise indicated.

TIME TOPIC LOCATION
Monday, May 15    
8:30-5pm National Marine Trades Council Meeting* Mount Vernon Square B
12:00-5:00pm Registration Congressional Registration Area
12:00-5:00pm Recreational Boating Leadership Council Meeting* Mount Vernon Square A
3:00-5:00pm AMI Legislative Committee Meeting* Meeting Room 15
4:00-5:30pm BoatPAC Committee Meetings* Meeting Room 16
6:00-8:00pm Welcome Reception Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square -- 801 K Street, NW Washington D.C. 20001
Tuesday, May 16    
7:30-4:00pm Registration Congressional Registration
7:30-8:00am Breakfast & Welcome, Thom Dammrich, President, NMMA Congressional Ballroom A/B
8:00-8:30am "Inside the Beltway" Republican and Democrat Insights Congressional Ballroom A/B
8:00-11:00am AMI Board of Directors Meeting* Meeting Room 15
8:30-8:45am Break Congressional Ballroom Foyer
  Concurrent Issue Workshops  
8:45-9:15am Tax Policy: the impact of reform on your business and customers Meeting Room 8
  Access and Conservation: a case study for Everglades' restoration Meeting Room 9
  Workforce Development: attracting and retaining talent and the role of government in supporting company growth Meeting Room 10/11
9:25-9:55am Infrastructure: improving access across the nation's lands and waterways with 21st century infrastructure system Meeting Room 8
  Boating Safety: keeping our boaters and waterways safe - 2017 boating safety priorities Meeting Room 9
  Fuel Policy: the future of ethanol and reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard Meeting Room 10/11
10:05-10:35am Trade: the future of U.S. trade agreements, the EU and North American Free Trade Agreement Meeting Room 8
  Recreational Fishing: modernizing recreational fishing saltwater policy and recruiting the next generation of anglers Meeting Room 9
  Environment, Health and Safety Compliance: national and international marine manufacturing regulations Meeting Room 10/11
 9:00-11:00am

USSA Board Meeting*

Mount Vernon Square B
10:35-10:50am Break Congressional Ballroom Foyer
10:50-11:20am Hill Visit Strategy Session Congressional Ballroom A/B
 11:20-1:00pm Luncheon & Keynote Speaker: Jake Tapper, Award Winning Journalist and Author; Chief CNN Washington Correspondent and Anchor, The Lead with Jake Tapper and State of the Union Congressional Ballroom A/B
12:00-6:00pm MRAA Board of Directors Meeting* Mount Vernon Square A
 1:00-3:00pm EMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING* Meeting Room 15
  MACD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING* Meeting Room 16
  BMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING* Mount Vernon Square B
1:30-5:00pm Hill Meetings  
 3:00-5:00pm PWIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING* NMMA DC Office
 3:15-6:00pm NMMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING* Congressional Ballroom A/B
6:00-8:00pm

Angling and Boating PAC Reception *

This reception is limited to NMMA and/or MRAA members. For questions on how to attend, please contact Erica Crocker at ecrocker@nmma.org. All attendees must fill out a prior approval form prior to attending.  If you have not yet signed a prior approval form, please click here to do so.

20 F Street, Rooftop, NW Washington, DC 20001
  * Indicated closed events by invitation only.  
Wednesday, May 17    
7:30-8:00am Registration and Breakfast Congressional Registration
8:00-12:00pm

General Session

Confirmed Speakers to Include:
• Sen. Joe Donnelly (IN)
• Rep. Tom MacArthur (NJ-03)
• Paul Rauch, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Assistant Director for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration

• Rear Admiral Paul Thomas, United States Coast Guard

*speakers are listed alphabetically with no specific assigned time*

Congressional Ballroom A/B
12:00-1:00pm Lunch Congressional Ballroom A/B
1:00-5:00pm Hill Meetings  
5:00-7:00pm National Safe Boating Council and National Marine Manufacturers Association Congressional Reception Rayburn House Office Building -- Independence Ave. SW and South Capitol St., Room B338/339