Don't miss the industry's most important political and legislative event of the year!

 

ABC 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

*please check back often for updates*

All meetings take place at the Renaissance Hotel unless otherwise noted

*Indicates closed events by invitation only.

TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 
MONDAY, MAY 13
7:30 am–5:00 pm Registration  
     
8:00 am–12:00 pm Recreational Boating Leadership Council Meeting*  
     
11:00 am–12:30 pm BoatPAC Committee Meeting*  
12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Welcome and Awards Lunch

Join us as we kick off ABC 2019 and present significant industry awards including:

• Ambassador Award – given annually to the ABC Co-host who has done the most significant promotion of ABC. 

•BoatPAC-The Champions for Growth Award – given annually to a company that has recognized the importance of BoatPAC’s mission and advocacy.

 

 
     
1:40 pm–4:00 pm Issue Workshops -Topics TBD  
3:30 pm–5:30 pm EMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*  
  MACD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*  
  BMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*  
6:00 pm–8:00 pm  Welcome Networking Reception  National Museum of Women in the Arts - 1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC
TUESDAY, MAY 14
7:30 am–4:00 pm Registration  
7:30 am–8:00 am Breakfast  
     
8:00 am–9:15am

Speakers Session, Day 1

featuring key Members of Congress


 

 
9:30 am Transportation for U.S. Capitol Group Photo & Hill Meetings Buses will pick attendees up from the Renaissance and drop off at the Capitol - East Capitol Street between Second & Third Street
10:00 am Group Photo in front of U.S. Capitol Building U.S. Capitol Building
10:30 am–5:00 pm Hill Meetings Capitol Hill Basecamp Room (TBD) Available for Members
10:00 am–2:00 pm Partner Programing Options include: Capitol, Botanic Garden or White House Tour and Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00pm

Young Professionals Luncheon

Our industry young professionals are invited to join us for a luncheon and Q&A panel with Capitol Hill staffers.

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center - room TBD
4:00 pm–6:00 pm NMMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING*  
6:30 pm–8:30 pm Recreational Angling and Boating Reception* For questions on how to attend, please contact Erica Crocker at ecrocker@nmma.org. All attendees must fill out a prior approval form prior to attending. District Winery - 385 Water Street, SE Washington, DC
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
8:00 am–8:30 am Marine Industry Panel & Breakfast - the Power of Advocacy  
8:30 am–12:00 pm

Speakers Session, Day 2 featuring Keynote Speaker (TBD) and key Trump administration officials


 

 
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Farewell and Awards Ceremony Lunch

Join us as we wrap up ABC 2019 for a farewell lunch and presentation of significant industry awards including:
 
•    The Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award - The Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award honors individuals who have helped the marine industry get to where it is today in terms of achieving greater industry sales, stopping unwanted government regulations or seeking needed government regulation, or otherwise helping and benefiting the whole marine industry as distinct from building one’s own company.
 

• The Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award

- Named for a visionary leader in marine conservation, the chairman and CEO of Grady White Boats.  The Center for Sportfishing Policy annually presents the award honoring a marine manufacturer who has made a difference in marine conservation and is continuing the legacy and vision of Eddie Smith.