NMEA and RTCM move combined conference to Florida

Publish date:

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.


NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.