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April 2016 | Boating Industry | 25 [ ABC Update ] can maybe see as viable." NMMA will also continue to work on Magnuson-Stevens reform, which has seen some action in the House, but little in the Sen- ate. Trade also continues to be important, with many in the industry arguing for the ratifi ca- tion of the Trans-Pacifi c Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partner- ship, trade agreements with countries in the Pacifi c Rim and Europe, respectively. The WRDA is due for reauthorization this year, as well. "We defi nitely think we'll get a WRDA bill this year," Vasilaros said. "Whether it gets done before May seems unlikely, but we'll continue to work on that through the summer to make sure there are some important projects that get done for the industry." ABC 2016 SCHEDULE While fi nal details are still being locked down, here is a tentative schedule for this year's American Boating Congress. For the latest updated schedule, visit Most meetings take place at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel. MONDAY, MAY 9 Noon–5 p.m. Recreational Boating Leadership Council meeting* 4–5:30 p.m. NMMA Government Relations and PAC committee meetings* 6–8 p.m. Welcome reception at Carnegie Library TUESDAY, MAY 10 7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast 8:30–9 a.m. Effective Lobbying Techniques session 9:30–11:20 a.m. Concurrent issues workshops 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch Noon–6 p.m. MRAA Board of Directors Meeting* 12:30–1 p.m. Hill strategy meeting 1:30–5:30 p.m. Hill visits available 3:30–5:30 p.m. NMMA Board of Directors Meeting* 6–8 p.m. BoatPAC reception* WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 7:30–8:15 a.m. Registration/Breakfast 8:15–Noon General session Noon–1 p.m. Lunch 1–5 p.m. Hill visits available 5–7 p.m. NSBC/NASBLA Congressional Reception *Closed events/By invitation only

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