National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) President, Frank Hugelmeyer, issued a memo to all members of the association regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the communication, NMMA is currently proceeding with all upcoming shows and events as scheduled.
“NMMA, like the general public, is closely monitoring the impact that the coronavirus outbreak is having around the globe. As part of this, we are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization and others in relation to travel and understanding potential risks around hosting large events.
As a result, at this time, we are moving forward with the Progressive® Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo in Edison, New Jersey on March 13-15, 2020; the Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow® in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 2-5, 2020; and the American Boating Congress in Washington, D.C. on May 12-14, 2020.
For every event that NMMA owns and operates, the safety and wellbeing of all attendees and participants is paramount. As this situation evolves, we will continue to rely on guidance from government agencies while considering the needs of our staff, members, exhibitors and attendees to determine our best course of action. To that end, should the situation change with any of these events, we will alert you immediately.“