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Webinar Series

NMMA webinars cover industry-specific issues and other topics of interest to members. The webinars are a quick and easy way to keep up with the latest industry news, marketing trends and economic conditions and learn first-hand from industry experts. Webinars are free to members.

Completed Webinars

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2015 American Boating Congress - Preconference Issues Briefing

During this one-hour webinar, NMMA government relations staff reviewed the recreational boating industry's most important policy issues and how to best communicate them to your legislator during the American Boating Congress (ABC) May 11–13. Learn what to expect from ABC 2015 and how to effectively communicate the issues most important to recreational boating on Capitol Hill by downloading the live recording HERE.
Policy issues and ABC updates included:
• Developments on ethanol policy and NMMA's ongoing efforts to reform the RFS
• Legislative work surrounding the reauthorization of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fun
• Updates on the Magnuson Stevens Act Reauthorization and the need to better address recreational saltwater fishing policy
• The impact of trade barriers on the recreational marine industry and new markets for growth
• Tax issues that will affect your bottom line
• Information on NMMA's work surrounding access issues such as Biscayne National Park, Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
• The latest on policy related to preventing the spread of invasive species
• Navigating our NEW event agenda including 12 concurrent issue workshops, tailoring your conference experience to the issues key to your business and industry
• A reintroduction to our smartphone app, keeping you up to date on all ABC events as they happen 
For questions and to learn more about ABC, please visit - American Boating Congress. 



Welcome to the 114th Congress

NMMA government relations staff recently hosted a webinar reviewing the recreational boating industry's most important policy issues as well as what we can expect from the 114th Congress. Download the webinar to learn more about how our industry's top priorities are progressing and what to expect as the year moves forward.  

To download the live recording of the webinar, please CLICK HERE.

The webinar was presented by the following NMMA staff from our Washington office:


Be a Part of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil

This informative webinar provided an opportunity to learn about the $20 billion investment being made in preparing for the 2016 Olympics and the opportunities being generated for recreational boating products, including competition boats, life jackets, jet skis, rowing and sailing, anchoring and more.
During this webinar, Mr. Jay Carreiro, Commercial Officer of the US Commercial Service in Rio de Janeiro reviews the current Olympic Committee’s tenders for recreational boats and related products. As a private entity, the Olympic Committee intends to favor companies with current experience in Brazil and/or other Olympics but is also temporarily alleviating some of the existing barriers typical to exporting to Brazil. Tax abatements are in place for tender proposals as well as allowances for accepting products that are absent of local content.  
An overview of the tender process and guidance as to how you can submit a proposal for these existing tenders was also discussed.
This webinar is brought to you by the NMMA in conjunction with of our strategic partners at the US Department of Commerce.  To download the webinar recording, please CLICK HERE.  Please allow 45 seconds for the recording to start.


The Whole Nine Yards: Legal Considerations for Recreational Boat Sales, Warranty Issues, and Repairs

During this one-hour webinar, K&L Gates (www.klgates.com) Partner Julius "Sam" Hines discussed warranty issues that recreational dealers and manufacturers are currently facing. As recreational boats have become mass-marketed consumer products in the last few decades, manufacturers and dealers have seen a rise in warranty claims involving economic loss. This informative webinar addressed remedies to avoid these claims at each stage of the process and how to effectively enforce terms and limits.  Topics included:
• Supplier arrangements
• Dealer and distributor agreements
• MSO documents
• Merchantable goods
• Privity of contract
• Limited warranties
Click HERE to download the webinar recording.
The presentation slides are also available HERE.
The program was presented by: 
Julius "Sam" Hines 
K&L Gates (www.klgates.com) 
134 Meeting Street 
Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29401
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