The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Monday on BoatingIndustry.com.
1. ABC names additional speakers
The American Boating Congress has unveiled a few more speakers for this year's conference.
ABC had previously announced keynote addresses from Tucker Carlson, co-host, FOX and Friends Weekend and editor-in-chief, The Daily Caller, and Paul Begala, political analyst and commentator, CNN.
Additional speakers will include Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., Rep. Garret Graves, R-La, and Capt. Verne Gifford, director, inspections and compliance of the U.S. Coast Guard.
2. NAM hosting import and customs compliance webinar
The National Association of Manufacturers is hosting a webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern April 12 on new import and customs compliance rules. Click here to register.
3. Middle East boating industry staying strong
Despite a downturn in the general economy, loyal customers and the luxury market are helping the boating industry stay strong in the region, according to this report from Gulf Business.