American Boating Congress wraps up in D.C.

May 16th, 2023

The 2023 American Boating Congress (ABC) included three days of policy conversations, panel discussions, marine industry updates, conversations with members of Congress and a day spent on Capitol Hill advocating on behalf of the recreational marine industry. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and its industry partners, sponsors and co-hosts welcomed more than 250 recreational […]

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NMMA wraps up in-person American Boating Congress

May 24th, 2022

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently wrapped up a successful three-day advocacy event, the American Boating Congress (ABC), and welcomed more than 200 industry stakeholders to Washington, D.C. to drive the marine industry’s policy priorities forward. The event offered attendees the opportunity to hear from several boating champions on Capitol Hill, including Senators Todd […]

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NMMA offers webinar on 2022 ABC advocacy

April 26th, 2022

The 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC) is returning in-person to Washington, D.C. from May 11-13, 2022. Ahead of the industry’s advocacy event, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 28, at 4 p.m. ET, to provide registrants and potential attendees an overview of what to expect at this year’s […]

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In-person Capitol Hill meetings return to the American Boating Congress

April 14th, 2022

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently announced the 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC) will feature in-person meetings on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff. The development follows a recent decision from Capitol authorities to lift certain restrictions on public meetings. The Hill meetings portion of ABC is currently slated for Thursday, […]

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American Boating Congress dates announced

December 1st, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s American Boating Congress (ABC) will be held in person from May 11-13, 2022, in Washington, D.C. It will bring together all segments of the recreational boating industry to share a collective voice on Capitol Hill. ABC 2022 participants will hear from members of Congress, administration officials, key committee staffers and […]

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Award recipients recognized during advocacy summit

April 29th, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) hosted its annual advocacy summit, the American Boating Congress (ABC) April 21-22. The two-day virtual event brought together nearly 400 participants and recreational boating advocates, who heard from keynote speakers Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and White House Senior Policy Advisor Cedric Richmond. NMMA presented three awards during the event: […]

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Registration opens for 2020 American Boating Congress

December 5th, 2019

Registration for the 2020 American Boating Congress (ABC) is open. The recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy summit in Washington, D.C., will be held May 12-14 and for the first time, the event moves to the InterContinental hotel located at the Wharf, a mile-long stretch of property on the Potomac River. ABC provides attendees with the […]

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ABC launches updated smartphone conference app

March 28th, 2016

American Boating Congress (ABC) is releasing a new, free smartphone app to attendees prior to its conference in May. The app is designed to help attendees navigate the ABC conference. The ABC app offers: a comprehensive event schedule to access the ABC agenda, receptions and schedule Hill visits improved Congressional directories and Capitol Hill Google […]

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