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TENTATIVE ABC 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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All meetings take place at the Renaissance Hotel unless otherwise noted

*Indicates closed events by invitation only.

TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 
     
     
MONDAY, MAY 13
7:30-5:00pm Registration  
     
8:00-12:00pm Recreational Boating Leadership Council Meeting*  
     
10:00-11:30am BoatPAC Committee Meeting*  
12:30-1:30pm Welcome Lunch & Eddie Smith Award  
     
1:40-4:00pm Issue Workshops -Topics TBD  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
4:15-5:00pm Hill Prep Session  
4:15-5:15pm NMMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*  
     
6:00-8:00pm Welcome Reception National Museum of Women in the Arts - 1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC
TUESDAY, MAY 14
7:30-4:00pm Registration  
7:30-8:00am Breakfast & Issue Workshops Recap  
     
8:00-9:30am

Speakers Session, Day 1

featuring key Members of Congress


 

 
9:30am 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
10:00am Group Photo in front of U.S. Capitol Building U.S. Capitol Building
10:30-5:00pm Hill Meetings Capitol Hill Basecamp Room Available for Members
4:00-6:00pm EMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*
MACD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*
BMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*
 
5:00-6:00pm

Millennial Happy Hour

Our industry marine millennials are invited to join us for a new networking event and Q&A panel with Capitol Hill staffers. 

 
6:30-8:30pm Recreational Angling and Boating Reception* 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. TBD
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
8:00-8:30am Marine Industry Panel & Breakfast - the Power of Advocacy  
8:30-12:00pm

Speakers Session, Day 2 featuring Keynote Speaker (TBD) and key Trump administration officials

 

 

 

 

 
12:00-1:00pm

Farewell and Awards Ceremony Lunch

Join us as we wrap up ABC 2019 for a farewell lunch and presentation of several significant industry awards including:
 
•    The Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award - The Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award honors individuals who have helped the marine industry get to where it is today in terms of achieving greater industry sales, stopping unwanted government regulations or seeking needed government regulation, or otherwise helping and benefiting the whole marine industry as distinct from building one’s own company.
•    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.