Tag Archives: American Boating Congress

ABC event materials now online

ABC 2020 wraps

With a record-breaking number of attendees, excellent lineup of speakers and discussions, and one of the highest levels of grassroots engagement, the virtual 2020 American Boating Congress has been deemed a success by NMMA and its partners. To ensure all industry stakeholders have access to ABC 2020 materials, NMMA has posted the items on its website. All ABC 2020 resources, ...

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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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Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to speak at virtual ABC

NMMA announced that United States Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt will deliver remarks during 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 14 ...

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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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NMMA cancels 2020 Northwest Sportshow

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced the cancellation of the upcoming Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow in Minneapolis, Minn., set to take place April 2-5. The announcement from the NMMA follows the decision from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to call for a moratorium on events with more than 250 people. “While we remained hopeful that the show would proceed amid ...

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Tariffs are the talk of the town in D.C.

The U.S. marine industry is facing a 1-2-3 punch from worldwide tariffs on steel and aluminum, anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese aluminum sheets and Section 301 tariffs on nearly 350 marine products. That was the main takeaway at the Trade State of Play: Tariffs, Negotiations & Off-Ramps breakout session at last week’s American Boating Congress. “The administration’s stance on ...

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350 converge on D.C. for ABC 2019

My top takeaway from three days in our nation’s capital for the 2019 edition of the American Boating Congress? That every American, regardless of what it is they do for a living, should spend a day on Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers from their district, having their voices and opinions heard, and getting a glimpse into how Washington works. I ...

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Stakeholders meet with policymakers during ABC 2019

Bboating industry stakeholders gathered on day two of the American Boating Congress (ABC) 2019. The day began with a comprehensive briefing on issues that are top of mind for the industry: trade, recreation, conservation, and blue-green infrastructure. The morning session also included a panel on the recreational boating and fishing community’s successful efforts to get the Modern Fish Act passed ...

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NMMA Webinar on ABC 2019

With the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) just around the corner, NMMA is hosting a webinar this Thursday to provide registrants and potential attendees an overview of what to expect at this year’s industry summit in Washington, D.C. The webinar is a great opportunity to receive more information about this year’s agenda, priority issue areas, and best practices for being ...

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