One week remains to register for this year's American Boating Congress, set for May 5-6 in Washington, D.C. Registration runs through April 19.
ABC is the recreational boating industry's premier legislative conference, bringing industry leaders to Washington, D.C., to help formulate public policy and present a unified front on issues that impact marine businesses.
Highlights of this year's conference include:
* A "Focus on Small Business Lunch" on May 5, as well as an update from the Environmental Protection Agency.
* A full day of speakers and sessions is planned for May 6. Attendees will hear from members of Congress on key policy issues, as well as expert political analyst Charlie Cook on the 2010 midterm elections and economist Dr. Ken Mayland on economic conditions, credit and the "New Consumer" in 2010.
* A luncheon honoring Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz., a longtime boater and boating champion, who will retire from the House of Representatives at end of his current term, is also planned, followed by afternoon visits to Capitol Hill.