The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) said that it plans to extend its General Session to two days, along with other changes it is making to its annual legislative conference. “Never has there been a more critical time to exercise your advocacy efforts,” the trade association said in a note to members. “The industry is facing major policy decisions that will come to ahead this summer and have long-term impacts on boating in the US.”
ABC will run from May 9-11, starting with a luncheon and awards ceremony that recognizes leaders in conservation. The trade association will also have “issue” workshops that focus on different issues, ranging from foreign-flagged vessels to regional conservation issues to international trade updates.
The annual event also includes visits to Capitol Hill to visit US Senators and Congressional leaders. Speakers over the two-da general session will include members of the Trump administration and other politicians. The sessions will also include a Marine Industry Panel and Breakfast. On the final day, there will be a wrap-up lunch and presentation of industry awards.