South Florida Intercoastal

National Marine Trades Council

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Jul 18, 2019 Thu

MIASF staff took part in the 2019 National Marine Trades Council (NMTC) three-day annual meeting held in Anacortes, Washington, discussing important topics including boat show production and management, workforce development, advocacy, and association management. NMTC is an informal group of marine trade associations from across the country that has been meeting since 1972. In attendance were representatives from 20 associations and four national/international organizations. Guest speakers included Liz Walz, vice president of Marine Retailers Association of the Americas; Freya Olsen from Discover Boating; Julie Balzano, senior director, Export & Workforce Development at National Marine Manufacturers Association; and Jaimie Francis from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.