2010 ABC dates: May 5 - 6, 2010


2010 American Boating Congress Agenda

Conference agenda subject to change. More details will be posted as they become available.
* Indicates closed/invitational events.


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Tuesday, May 4

8:00 am - 2:00 pm NATM Board of Directors Meeting* Room 233, Hall of the States
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BTMA & NATM Joint Meeting* Room 233, Hall of the States
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BTMA Board of Directors Meeting* Room 233, Hall of the States
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm BTMA & NATM Dinner The Dubliner Irish Pub
444 North Capitol Street

Wednesday, May 5

8:30 am - 11:15 am Trailer Round-Up The Hub, Liaison
10:00 pm – 4:00 pm Business Portraits for NMMA Board of Directors Unite, Liaison
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Focus on Small Business Lunch Metropolitan Ballroom
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AMD Board of Directors Meeting*
EMD Board of Directors Meeting*
BMD Board of Directors Meeting*
The Hub, Liaison
Connect, Liaison
The Hill, Liaison
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm NMMA Board of Directors Meeting* The Hill, Liaison
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Update from EPA: Clean Boating Act Metropolitan, Liaison
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Hook, Line & Cinco de Mayo PAC Fiesta*
(Invitation only; contact Jeff Gabriel, 202-737-9776; jgabriel@nmma.org for more info)
Rooftop, Liaison

Thursday, May 6

7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast Liaison
8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome
David Slikkers, NMMA Chairman
Metropolitan, Liaison
8:15 am – 8:45 am Senator David Vitter (R-La.)
8:45 am – 9:00 am Issues Briefing: Oceans Policy & Ethanol
Mat Dunn, NMMA Legislative Director
9:00 am – 9:30 am Senator Susan Collins (R-Me.)
9:30 am – 9:40 am SOBA President Wayne Shuyler on Innovative Boating Access Projects
9:40 am – 9:50 am Coffee Break
9:50 am – 10:00 am Issues Briefing: Floorplan Financing
Cindy Squires, NMMA Chief Counsel
10:00 am – 10:20 am Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.)
10:20 am – 10:40 am Representative Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.)
10:40 am – 11:30 am 2010 Mid-Term Election Analysis
Expert political analyst Charlie Cook
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Ginger Lew
Senior Advisor to the White House National Economic Council and the SBA Administrator & Co-Chair, White House Interagency Group on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Reaching Today's "New Consumer" in 2010
Economist Dr. Ken Mayland President ClearView Economics, LLC
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Luncheon Honoring Congressman John Shadegg (R-Ariz.)
Join us to say to farewell and thanks to Congressman Shadegg, a long-time boater and boating champion, who will retire from the House of Representatives at end of his current term.
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Introduction to Hill Visits
Mat Dunn, NMMA Legislative Director
1:35 pm – 6:00 pm Hill Visits House and Senate Office Buildings
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Congressional Boating Caucus Reception B-369 Rayburn House Office Building