American Boating Congress will tackle key industry issues

In 2018, the recreational boating industry is facing major policy decisions that will come to a head this summer and have long-term impacts on boating in the U.S., including getting the Modern Fish Act passed, stopping the year-round sale of E15, and defending the industry from domestic and global tariffs.

Attending this year’s American Boating Congress will ensure your business, your employees and your customers are protected, said Thom Dammrich, National Marine Manufacturers Association president.

“It is critical we engage with our nation’s decision makers now to shape legislative decisions in the coming months. With so many key issues coming to a head this summer, it’s imperative you attend this year’s American Boating Congress to help us address major policy decisions impacting your business,” Dammrich added. “We need as many people from our industry as possible to attend so we can demonstrate the size, impact and importance of our industry. Not only will you have a chance to speak directly with your Members of Congress, but ABC will arm you with information you need to make informed business decisions.”

This year’s ABC is packed with informative sessions and speakers through the close of the conference on Friday, May 11. From high profile members of the Trump administration to leading decision makers and influencers across Capitol Hill, the robust schedule will connect attendees with people and information that matters to the future of our industry. 

Visit to register to attend, and contact Laura Crisler with questions about attendance and Hill visits.

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  1. So often political leaders overlook the industry which supports recreational boating.

    It’s as if they think all those boats are made, delivered, advertised, sold, serviced, cleaned, stored, hauled, painted, surveyed and insured by magic.

    Tell them about the (mainly) small businesses which provide goods and services to the boating community,and between them employ many, many thousands of taxpayers.

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