The National Marine Electronics Association and the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services plans to have another joint conference and expo on Sept. 16-20, 2019 in Portsmouth/ Norfolk, Virginia.
The NMEA said in a statement that following last year’s success at its joint conference with RTCM, the new event will be “bigger and better.”
NMEA members design, manufacture, sell, install, and service marine electronics products for recreational and light commercial vessels in North America. The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) is comprised of companies, organizations and government agencies that address radio navigation and radio communication issues through standards development.
"We are very excited to be in the Norfolk area, which is a hub for commercial, military, and recreational marine activities. And our water-side hotel venue allows us to have demonstration boats once again," said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA president & executive director, in the statement. "Having RTCM back at the conference adds the heritage and expertise of Coast Guard and Navy sectors of the industry and those experts who represent them."
The 2019 conference will include new technical and educational sessions, along with a two-day product exposition, training offered by NMEA and member manufacturers, and RTCM presentations. It will also have demo boats to showcase new technologies and products. NMEA will also offer full-day installer training courses.
The product expo hall will include exhibits from marine electronics manufacturers from both the recreational and commercial sectors. Some manufacturers will use the event to roll out new products for 2020.