How Does Attending ABC 2015 Help Strengthen My Influence as a Certified Dealer?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Posted by: Lindsey Johnson
Much of what
impacts boating originates in our nation’s capital. That’s where influencers
sit and decisions are made. As a Certified Dealer,
you have an authoritative, respected voice in our industry, and that voice
should be heard in Washington. Guarantee you
have a voice at the table and attend the 2015 American Boating Congress May
11-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Attending ABC 2015, the boating
industry’s annual legislative and political conference, helps strengthen your influence as a Certified Dealer.
It puts you directly in front of the nation’s decision-makers, giving you a
unique opportunity to tell your Congressional representatives what issues are
impacting your business and what you think can be done to improve the current
retail climate. It’s is one of the
most powerful and influential annual events our industry hosts.
Certified Dealers that make the trip to Washington to gain face time
with state representatives and are able to give their collective retail and
individual dealerships a voice in front of lawmakers and regulatory agencies. There
are numerous issues up for discussion at ABC, all of which could have a
profound impact on the success of your business. If Certified Dealers attend, it
helps boost participation and unity around common issues so that the needs of
the boating industry aren’t compromised in favor of another industry’s agenda. It’s
your opportunity to make a difference — both for recreational boating as a
whole and for your individual businesses.
ABC brings together
recreational boating industry leaders to formulate public policy and present a
unified front on the hot-button topics. At ABC, you’ll have the opportunity to:
• Learn how to grow your business in the current economy
• Discover how current state and federal regulatory issues affect
• Learn the status of key federal legislation concerning the
• Hear industry experts discuss how pending legislation and
regulation can impact your bottom line
• Get first-hand knowledge from state and federal regulators, key
congressional staff and industry experts about trends that impact the marine
• Network with fellow industry leaders and Certified Dealers
There will never be a
better opportunity to personally influence legislation and protect your business
interests in Washington. ABC is the perfect conduit for Certified Dealers to
make lasting D.C. connections and leave an impression on policy-makers.
Simplify your ABC trip by
downloading the event’s smartphone app. The app includes a Google Map of the
Capitol and surrounding area, ABC schedule of events, information about Hill
visits, policy briefs, Congressional Directory, links to Boating United, and more.
Everything you need to make your Hill visit(s) targeted and effective.
Now’s the time for
Certified Dealers to stand up and be heard. Register to attend ABC 2015 today
and make your concerns a priority for
For more information about ABC 2015 or to register to attend, visit nmma.org/government/abc/default.aspx.