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NMEA and RTCM move combined conference to Florida

The National Marine Electronics Association and the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services are joining forces, holding their 2020 international convention at the Doubletree by Hilton at Universal Studios, Orlando, on September 21-25 with the exposition taking place Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration for the event will open in May.

The NMEA/RTCM Conference and Expo is the largest marine electronics trade event in North America. The meeting will be in conjunction with the 2020 NMEA International Marine Electronics & Expo. Attendees can participate in technical and education sessions offered by both organizations. The agenda will let RTCM and NMEA hold meetings tailored specifically for members in addition to presentations that draw mutual interest.

“We are very excited to be back in Florida which is a world center for recreational marine electronics,” Mark Reedenauer, NMEA president and executive director, said in a statement. “Having RTCM back at the conference brings together both the commercial and recreational sectors of our industry and those experts who represent them. The combined event is a win-win for everyone.”

Starting September 21, conference registrants can choose to attend installer and business tracks, RTCM sessions and manufacturer-specific seminars. The full schedule will be posted on the NMEA Expo website in upcoming months. Most sessions will be repeated. Additionally, manufacturers will introduced new products and training sessions including full-day installer training courses will be offered. The RTCM GMDSS task force meeting will be on September 24. The NMEA Product of Excellence Awards Banquet will be held that evening from 6:30 to 8:30.

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