Today is the opening day of the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) – the recreational boating industry’s preeminent annual advocacy summit in Washington, D.C. – where a record-breaking number of participants will convene to advance the industry’s advocacy priorities. The first day will feature welcome remarks from NMMA president, Thom Dammrich, awards presentations, issue workshops, and a networking reception.
The full ABC 2019 program is available here.
This year’s ABC will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to meet with elected officials, hear from a host of influential speakers, and discuss issues impacting their business with key policymakers. Additionally, the event will help build and strengthen relationships that lead to a brighter future for the entire industry.
ABC would not be possible without the event’s sponsors and co-sponsors, and NMMA thanks all partners for their generous support. A full list of sponsors and co-sponsors is below.
NMMA will provide recaps on ABC throughout the week. To receive real time updates, NMMA encourages stakeholders to monitor and engage with it on twitter: @therealnmma
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Laura Crisler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brunswick and Mercury
Yamaha and Yamaha Watercraft
White River Marine Group
Center for Sportfish Policy
BRP and Evinrude
First Mate’s Level
HydroHoist Marine Group
ABC 2019 Co-Hosts
American Sportfishing Association • Association of Marina Industries • Boating Industry Magazine • Boating Trade Association of Metropolitan Houston • Boats Group • California Yacht Brokers • Center for Sportfishing Policy • Connecticut Marine Trades Association • International Yacht Brokers Association • Lake Erie Marine Trades Association • Marine Industries Association of South Florida • Marine Retailers Association of the Americas • Marine Trades Association of New Jersey • Massachusetts Marine Trades Association • Michigan Boating Industries Association • National Marine Distributors Association • National Marine Lenders Association • National Marine Manufacturers Association • National Yacht Broker Certification Program • Northwest Marine Trade Association • Recreational Fishing Alliance • Rhode Island Marine Trade Association • Soundings Trade Only • States Organization for Boating Access • U.S. Superyacht Association • Watersports Industry Association • Yacht Brokers Association of America