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Schedule of Events


ABC 2014 Schedule of Events

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

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

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

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


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, Liaison

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

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–NOON               Conference Speakers and Presentations, Metropolitan, Liaison

NOON–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

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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