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Schedule of Events


ABC 2014 Schedule of Events

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

NOON – 5:00PM            Recreational Boating Leadership Council Meeting*, Georgian Room, Phoenix                                                         Park 

3:30PM – 5:00PM          Government Relations and PAC Committee Meetings*, Powerscourt                                                                     Room, Phoenix Park

5:30PM -- 7:30PM         Welcome Reception -- Boat Cruise on the Potomac


*Indicates closed meeting events by invitation only.


TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

7:30AM                            Registration, Metropolitan, Liaison

8:30AM–9:30AM             Breakfast, Metropolitan, Liaison

9:30AM – 10:15AM         Effective Lobbying Techniques, Metropolitan, Liaison

10:15AM--10:30AM        Break

10:30AM – 11:30AM      ABC 2014 Issue Briefing, Metropolitan, Liaison

11:45AM – 1:00PM         Lunch -- Fishing Issues Panel & Eddie Smith Award Presentation,                                                                      Metropolitan, Liaison

NOON - 6:00PM              Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Meeting* Georgian Room,                                                                Phoenix Park

1:00PM--6:00PM            Hill Visits Available

1:00PM–3:00PM             AMD Board of Directors Meeting* Hub, Liaison

                                         EMD Board of Directors Meeting* Grid, Liaison

                                         BMD Board of Directors Meeting* Hill, Liaison

3:30PM–5:30PM             NMMA Board of Directors Meeting* Hill, Liaison

                                         U.S. Superyacht Association Meeting* Hub, Liaison

4:00PM-6:00PM              National Marine Trade Council Meeting* Grid, Liaison

7:00PM–9:00PM             BOATPAC Reception* Union Station, The Columbus Club


*Indicates closed events by invitation only.



7:30AM–8:00AM             Registration & Breakfast, Metropolitan, Liaison

8:00AM–8:10AM             Welcome, Thom Dammrich, President, NMMA, Metropolitan, Liaison

8:10AM-8:30AM              U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Presentation, Deputy Director Rowan Gould

8:30AM-8:45AM              Representative Joe Garcia (D-FL-26)

8:45AM-9:00AM              Representative Stephen Fincher (R-TN-8)

9:00AM-9:10AM              BREAK

9:10AM-9:40AM              Amy Walter, National Editor of The Cook Political Report

9:40AM-10:00AM            Frank Peterson, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation

10:00AM-10:15AM          Awards Presentations

10:15AM-10:25AM          BREAK

10:25AM-11:10AM          Co-Host Panel Discussion

11:10AM-11:35AM          Dr. Chad Moutray, National Association of Manufacturers 

11:35AM–12:45PM          Lunch, Metropolitan, Liaison

1:00PM–6:00PM              Hill Visits, House and Senate Office Buildings


*Indicates closed events by invitation only.



8:30-11:30AM              Trailer Roundup Program, K&L Gates


Learn more about ABC


ABC 2014 is Co-Hosted by:

American Boat Builders & Repairers Association • Association of Marina Industries • Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association •  Boating Industry Magazine • BoatU.S. •  Boy Scouts/Sea Scouts • Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston • California Association of Harbor Masters & Port Captains • Center for Coastal Conservation • Connecticut Marine Trades Association • Florida Yacht Brokers Association •  International Boat Industry Magazine • Lake Erie Marine Trades Association •  Marina Dock Age • Megayacht News • Michigan Boating Industries Association •  Marina Recreation Association • Marine Retailers Association of the Americas •  Marine Trades Association of New Jersey • National Boating Federation • National Marine Distributors Association • National Marine Electronics Association • National Marine Lenders Association • National Marine Manufacturers Association • National Marine Trade Council • National Safe Boating Council • North Central Marine Association • Northwest Marine Trade Association •  Professional Boat Builder Magazine •  Rhode Island Marine Trades Association •  Sail America •  Soundings Trade Only • South Carolina Marine Association •  States Organization for Boating Access • U.S. Superyacht Association •  Water Sports Industry Association • Wisconsin Marine Association • Yacht Brokers Association of America






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