American Boating Congress


Join the U.S. Superyacht Association at the American Boating Congress Washington, DC

May 13 15, 2019

Lets remind Capitol Hill that Superyachts = JOBS!

The U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) is once again joining with other Regional and National Associations to Co-Host the American Boating Congress (ABC)the marine industrys premier legislative event, with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

YOU are our industrys most effective advocate. No lobbyist is as influential as an employer from a members district or state. Attending ABC and going on Capitol Hill visits with others from your state and region is the best way to update your representatives and their staff on issues that affect your livelihood and help them to understand your position when voting on issues that impact our industry.

This two-day event gives YOU the opportunity to participate first-hand in the legislative processbecause when constituents talk, Congress listens! In addition to the organized events, USSA will be hosting our own Hill Visits and member activities so dont miss out!

If you are interested being on the ABC Committee, please contact Committee Chair Vicki Abernathy of Aere Marine Group or the USSA Office.

Who should attend? Executives, owners and key employees of marine-related industries.

Early registration $475 (ends February 20, 2019)
Regular registration $525 (ends April 15, 2019)
Late registration $575 (beginning April 16, 2019)

Registration includes: lunches, seminars, hill visits and more!

Click Here to be updated on a full listing of the USSAs Schedule of Events

USSA will be doing block registration for our members. Click here to join us!

Dont Forget to Reserve Your Hotel Today!

Renaissance Washington, DC- The HOST Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

EVENT RATE: $355.00/night

TO RESERVE: Click here or call 1-202-898-9000 to make your reservation. Please reference the NMMA American Boating Congress Meeting when calling to receive the discounted room rate.

For more information, contact Kitty McGowan at the USSA office: 954-792-8666.

USSA Schedule of Events:

Monday, May 13, 2019

7:30 5:00 pm Registration
12:30 1:30 pm Welcome and Awards Lunch
1:40 4:00 pm Superyacht Concurrent Issue Workshops
4:15 5:00 pm USSA Hill Prep Session and Meeting
6:00 8:00 pm USSA Gathering TBD

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

7:30 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 9:15 am Congressional Speakers
9:30 10:30 am U.S. Capitol Group Photo
10:30 5:00 pm USSA Hill Visits
12:00 1:00 pm Young Professionals Luncheon
6:00 8:00 pm Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

8:00 8:30 pm Marine Industry Panel & Breakfast the Power of Advocacy
8:30 12:00 pm Keynote Speaker
12:00 pm Farewell Lunch