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IBEX to host online Industry Breakfast, Innovation Awards Experience

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The annual Industry Breakfast typically kicks off the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) but due to IBEX's cancellation this year due to Hurricane Ian, the Industry Breakfast program has been transitioned to an online event. This all-industry online event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m. ET.The agenda includes: Opening Welcome by Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show ...

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NMMA meets with marine stakeholders at NASBLA Conference

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NMMA attended the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Annual Conference, the group’s yearly learning conference, business meeting, and workshop for those in the boating industry, in Manchester, New Hampshire from from September 27 – 30, 2022. The conference hosted more than 200 attendees from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including Boating Law Administrators (BLAs), ...

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Profiles in Leadership: Alisdair Martin

By Wanda Kenton Smith When the industry was forced to pivot in the early days of Covid-19, a very bright and industrious young professional worked tirelessly behind the scenes to lead and create innovative ways to promote and engage the boating public.  At the time, Alisdair “Ali” Martin was president and CEO of TRMG, a print and digital media agency ...

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Hurricane Ian brings IBEX 2022 cancellation

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that based on the weather reports from NOAA and consultation with the City of Tampa, Tampa Convention Center, and other stakeholders, the cancellation of this year’s show.“It is a very difficult decision to cancel IBEX 2022, as we were on track to have an excellent event,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “The entire ...

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NMMA names 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry veterans into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joe Miller, Former CEO & Principal at William F. Miller & Associates, and Doug Smoker, President & CEO of Smoker Craft, Inc., will be presented with the 2022 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX). “You ...

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NMMA’s Robert Newsome appointed to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

Last week, Robert Newsome, NMMA’s senior vice president of operations, was sworn in to the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC), following his appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas. NBSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the ...

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NMMA participates in Congressional briefing on fisheries

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NMMA this week participated in a Hill briefing hosted by OCEANA, which focused on NOAA’s proposed rule to address ship strikes to endangered North Atlantic right whales and educated over 50 congressional staffers on the need for major revisions to NOAA’s proposal in order to achieve the shared goal of protecting the North Atlantic right whale population. As America’s original ...

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Smoker Craft, NMMA partner to host legislative fishing event

Smoker Craft Boats and NMMA, alongside key industry partners in outdoor recreation and conservation, hosted elected officials and staff including included members of the Indiana Senate, Indiana House of Representatives, federal staff representation from U.S. House Representations and U.S. Senate, agency officials and other key industry stakeholders and leaders in conservation, last month for an evening highlighting boating, fishing and ...

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Embracing sustainability

Manufacturers By Adam Quandt Sustainability is certainly not a new notion to our world; however, the idea of sustainability and operating business sustainably has gained more and more momentum over the last few years, especially as we look at the recreational boating industry of both today and the future. “Innovation is alive and well in the recreational boating community. We’re ...

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Discover Boating partners with ESPN

As part of the 2022 marketing campaign, Discover Boating, powered by NMMA and MRAA, is partnering with media that align with the brand’s traditional, growth and emerging audiences to amplify the joys of boating and generate interest and awareness. With a strong interest in sports being a common thread across Discover Boating’s target audiences, one of these partners is top sports ...

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