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ABC 2015 Schedule of Events

 Monday, May 11



Recreational Boating Leadership Council Meeting 

 1:00-4:00pm   AMI Board Meeting* 
 3:30-5:00pm   Government Relations and PAC Committee Meetings
 7:00-9:00pm   Welcome Reception -- National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art
Museum, 3rd Floor -- 8th and F Streets, NW  Washington, DC
 Tuesday, May 12
 7:30am   Registration  
 8:00-9:00am   Breakfast
 9:00-9:30am   Effective Lobbying Techniques                                                                            
 9:30-9:45am    Break 
 9:45-10:15am   Session One Topic Discussion 
**Topic Sessions will be 20 minutes each and will cover the following topics:
SFRBTF, Trade, Fishing, Taxes and Ethanol**

 10:15-10:45am   Session Two Topic Discussion
 10:45-11:15am   Session Three Topic Discussion
 11:15-11:45am   Session Four Topic Discussion  
 11:45-1:00pm   Networking Lunch and Eddie Smith Award Presentation                                        
 Noon-6:00pm   MRAA Board of Directors Meeting*
 7:00-9:00pm   BOATPAC RECEPTION* -- 20 F Street, NW Rooftop
* Indicates closed events by invitation only
 Wednesday, May 13
 7:30-8:15am   Registration and Breakfast
 8:15-10:30am   ABC Legislative Speakers
 10:30-10:45am   Break
 10:45-Noon   ABC Legislative Speakers
 Noon-1:00pm   Lunch
 1:00-6:00pm   Individual and Group Hill Visits                                                                          
 5:30-8:00pm   National Safe Boating Council Capitol Hill Reception
Rayburn House Office Building Foyer


ABC 2015 is Co-Hosted by:

Association of Marina Industries • BoatU.S. • Boating Industry • Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston • Florida Yacht Brokers Association • Lake Erie Marine Trades Association • Marine Retailers Association of the Americas • Megayacht News • Michigan Boating Industries Association • National Boating Federation • National Marine Distributors Association • National Marine Lenders Association • National Marine Manufacturers Association • National Marine Manufacturers Association South Carolina • National Safe Boating Council • National Yacht Broker Certification Program • Northwest Marine Trade Association • Sea Scouts - Boy Scouts • Sail America • States Organization for Boating Access • U.S. Superyacht Association • Water Sports Industry Association • Wisconsin Marine Association • Yacht Brokers Association of America • Yachtcloser



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