The Marine Industry's Premier Political & Legislative Event:  May 9–11, 2016

 

ABC 2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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

 

 

Monday, May 9    
9:00-5:00pm  NMTC/ACMA Meeting*  Meeting Room 9
12:00-5:00pm

Registration

 Congressional Registration
12:00-5:00pm

Recreational Boating Leadership Council Meeting*

 Mount Vernon Square A
4:00-5:30pm

NMMA Government Relations and PAC Committee Meetings*

 Mount Vernon Square B
6:00-8:00pm

Welcome Reception

Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square -- 801 K Street, NW Washington D.C. 20001

     
Tuesday, May 10    
7:30-4:00pm

Registration

 Congressional Registration
7:30-8:30am

Breakfast

 Congressional Ballroom A/B
8:00-5:00pm

ASA Government Affairs Committee Meeting*

 Mount Vernon Square A
8:30-9:00am

Effective Lobbying Techniques

 Congressional Ballroom A/B
9:00-9:30am

Break

 Congressional Registration Area
9:00-11:00am

USSA Board Meeting*

 Meeting Room 10/11
 

Concurrent Issue Workshops

 
9:30-10:00am

Recreational Fishing

Workshop A -- Meeting Room 13
 

Ethanol

Workshop B -- Meeting Room 15
 

Workforce Development

Workshop C – Meeting Room 16
10:10am-10:40am

State by State

Workshop A -- Meeting Room 13
 

Access

Workshop B -- Meeting Room 15
 

Water Resources Development Act

Workshop C – Meeting Room 16
10:50-11:20am

Trade

Workshop A -- Meeting Room 13
 

Deferred Importation

Workshop B -- Meeting Room 15
 

Invasive Species

Workshop C – Meeting Room 16
11:30-1:00pm

Networking Lunch & Hill Strategy Discussion

 Congressional Ballroom A/B
 

 

 
1:30-5:30pm

Hill Meetings

 
1:00-3:00pm

MACD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*

 Meeting Room 16
 

EMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*

 Meeting Room 15
 

BMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*

 Mount Vernon Square B
3:30-5:30pm

NMMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*

 Mount Vernon Square B
6:00-8:00pm

BOATPAC RECEPTION*

 20 F Street, Rooftop, NW Washington, DC  20001
 

 

 
 

*Indicates closed events by invitation only.

 
     
Wednesday, May 11    
7:30-8:00am

Registration and Breakfast

 Congressional Registration
8:00-12:00pm

General Session

 Congressional Ballroom A/B
 

Confirmed Speakers for the ABC General Session Include:

 
 

Welcome, Thom Dammrich, President, NMMA

 
  Keynote Speakers, Paul Begala & Tucker Carlson  
  Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01)  
  Captain Verne B. Gifford, Chief of Inspection and Compliance (CG-5PC)  
  Congressman Garrett Graves (LA-06)  
  Marcus D. Jadotte, Assistant Secretary of Commerce  
  Congressman Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18)  
 

Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08)

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

 
12:00-1:00pm

Lunch

 Congressional Ballroom A/B
1:00-5:00pm

Hill Meetings

 
5:00-7:00pm

National Safe Boating Council, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and National Marine Manufacturers Association Congressional Reception

 Rayburn House Office Building -- Independence Ave. SW and South Capitol St., Room B338/339