2020 Virtual American Boating Congress -- May 13-14, 2020
We invite you to participate in the virtual American Boating Congress, May 13-14, where we will provide more information on how we are pursuing these outreach and advocacy efforts, particularly as this COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain businesses across the country and threaten the broader economy.
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From the economic impact of COVID-19 to state access issues, this event will cover the most pressing concerns and opportunities with leaders from across the country.
SCHEDULE: See below
2020 American Boating Congress Co-Hosts
Join other leading organizations in recreational boating and fishing to ensure your voice is heard. Make a difference for your business, members and stakeholders by having a seat at the table and demonstrating your support as we address our industry's most pressing issues.
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to Speak at Virtual American Boating Congress
NMMA was excited to announce that United States Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt will deliver remarks during day two (Thursday, May 14) of the virtual 2020 American Boating Congress (ABC).
The virtual ABC will be held on Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14 from 1:00-2:30pm ET on both days. Even though this years annual advocacy summit is unable to take place in person, there are several pressing issues that require the recreational boating communitys full attention, particularly as COVID-19 continues to create challenges for boating, manufacturing and the broader economy. To that end, Secretary Bernhardt will outline steps the Trump administration is taking to reopen our nations public lands and waters a top priority of the community.
David L. Bernhardt serves as the 53rd Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 11, 2019 and took office on the same day.
As Secretary of the Interior, Bernhardt leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees who are stewards for 20 percent of the nations lands, including national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges and other public lands. The department oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters, is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states and upholds trust responsibilities to the 574 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.
SCHEDULE & DETAILS
Wednesday, May 13 | 1:00-2:30pm ET
Join us for the opening of the virtual ABC 2020 with remarks from NMMA president, Frank Hugelmeyer on how the association is helping the recreational boating industry navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
Bipartisanship in the Era of Uncertainty
Members of Congress from both political parties provide insights on the importance of working across the aisle to tackle some of our countrys most pressing challenges, including COVID-19 relief and recovery.
Four Pillars of NMMA's COVID-19 Advocacy Efforts
Nicole Vasilaros, NMMA senior vice president of government and legal affairs leads a discussion on the association's four-pronged approach to helping the industry navigate COVID-19: understanding the impacts on marine manufacturing, protecting and expanding boating access, helping members receive economic relief, and increasing aid opportunities for trade events and consumer boat shows.
State of the States: Working Together to Re-Open America
Neighboring states and regions across the country are closely coordinating on how to safely and swiftly restart the economy. Listen in as key elected and state officials take part in what promises to be an engaging, informative panel discussion on what to expect as stay at home orders lift, businesses re-open and life begins to normalize.
NMMA's advocacy team will close day one by addressing attendees' questions in real time.
Thursday, May 14 | 1:00-2:30pm ET
COVID-19 Update from the Trump Administration
Hear from a key Trump administration official on the federal government's ongoing COVID-19 response and actions the administration expects to take moving forward. e virtual ABC kicks off with remarks from a key Trump administration official on the federal governments ongoing COVID-19 response and what actions we can expect moving forward.
Economic Forecast: The Lingering Impacts of COVID-19 to the Global Economy
Drawing on nearly 20 years of financial services, politics, and policy analysis experience, Trevor Hanger, strategic adviser at Forbes-Tate Partners will provide in-depth analysis on how significant government actions like the CARES Act reverberate throughout the economic and political landscapes.
2020 Political Landscape
What can we expect from the campaign trail in the months ahead? With the 2020 elections less than six months away, top staff from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee will discuss their parties' chances in November.
Audience Q&A and Closing Remarks
NMMA's advocacy team will again field questions. NMMA senior vice president of government and legal affairs, Nicole Vasilaros will recap the conference and outline next steps.