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ABC 2020 in full swing online

Yesterday marked the first day of the 2020 virtual American Boating Congress (ABC) event where, despite not being able to meet in person, over 800 participants from across the country attended to learn about NMMA’s advocacy efforts to protect the boating industry during the current COVID-19 crisis. The programming – which was covered by Beltway media – included a variety ...

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Labor Secretary Scalia confirmed for ABC 2020

NMMA announced that United States Secretary of Labor, Eugene Scalia will deliver remarks to kick off day two (Thursday, May 14) of the virtual 2020 American Boating Congress (ABC). If you have not registered yet, there is still time – click here to sign up for ABC 2020. The virtual ABC will be held on Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May ...

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NMMA cancels ABC 2020, moving forward with virtual summit

In light of the recent developments surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and in the best interest of the health and safety of its members and attendees, NMMA has canceled the American Boating Congress, scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. from May 12-14, 2020. All registration fees and hotel room deposits reserved through the event blocks will be refunded within ...

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Registration opens for American Boating Congress 2020

Registration for the 2020 American Boating Congress (ABC) is now open. NMMA said it is encouraging all stakeholders to reserve their spot today. ABC 2020 – the recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy summit in Washington, D.C. – will be held on Tuesday, May 12 through Thursday, May 14. For the first time the event moves to the InterContinental located at ...

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Correct Craft CEO receives Hammond Leadership Award

The Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced that Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft is the recipient of the 2019 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award for his extraordinary service and commitment to advocacy on behalf of the recreational boating industry. Bill will be honored at the American Boating Congress (ABC) in Washington, D.C. during ...

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ABC 2019 kicks off this week

Monday was 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 ...

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Fox News’ Bret Baier to headline 2019 American Boating Congress

NMMA announced that Bret Baier, FOX News chief political anchor and host of Special Report with Bret Baier  will headline and facilitate a panel discussion at the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) on Wednesday, May 15.  This year’s featured session will examine the political and policy realities in the 116th U.S. Congress and the upcoming 2020 elections. Baier will be ...

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Registration now open for 2019 American Boating Congress

Registration for the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) is now open, and NMMA is encouraging all stakeholders to reserve their spot today. The recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy summit will be held in Washington, D.C. from May 13-15, 2019. Click here to register now. ABC provides attendees with the unique opportunity to meet with elected officials, hear from a host of ...

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Anglers and boaters engage policymakers during ‘Center Focus on Washington’

The Center for Sportfishing Policy recently hosted its annual fly-in “Center Focus on Washington,” where recreational anglers and boaters participated in critical discussions with key policymakers over the two-day meeting held May 9-11. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress (ABC) hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).   Key issues for ...

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Trade Policy, E15 and Modern Fish Act take center stage at ABC

The 2018 American Boating Congress (ABC) kicked off yesterday with a hard look at the industry’s top priorities, as the recreational boating industry faces major policy decisions coming to a head this summer. ABC hosted nine Issue Workshops, covering everything from the Modern Fish Act and stopping the year-round sale of E15, to defending our industry from domestic and global tariffs. ...

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