Agenda set for NMMA industry breakfast in Miami

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association will hold its 2014 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show State of the Industry breakfast on Feb. 13 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

NMMA president Thom Dammrich will deliver a state-of-the-industry address after being welcomed by NMMA boat shows vice president Cathy Rick-Joule.

Freedman Award presentations will include honorees in the industry who have made outstanding contributions to boating.

The Chapman Award presentation recognizes people who have made contributions to the marine accessories industry.

The YachtWorld Foundation will use the venue as an opportunity to recognize its Heroes nominees — people, organizations and foundations that further knowledge and protection of the world’s oceans and help change the world through boating.

The highly anticipated NMMA Innovation Awards, judged by Boating Writers International, will be presented during the event. The Marine Marketers of America will present the Neptune Awards, which recognize excellence in marine marketing communications.

The breakfast also will include a marine industry Certified Dealership Program update.

The event, which opens the Miami show, will be held in the Miami Beach Convention Center’s room A201-202, starting at 7:30 a.m. The presentation will run from 8-9:30 a.m.