Annual Conference



June 26 - 29, 2016:  Tradewinds Island Grand Resort Hotel, St. Pete Beach Florida

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AGENDA: (Subject to Change):

Monday/Tuesday, June 27/28:

  • State of the Boating Industry Presentation (Carl Blackwell, NMMA)
  • What is the Boating Industry Risk Management Council? (Tom Marhevko, BIRMC Member)
  • Industry Partner Updates: (American Canoe Association, BoatUS, National Safe Boating
  • Council, (NASBLA and Army Corps of Engineers to be confirmed)
  • The important role the National Boating Safety Advisory Council plays in the Boating Industry (Rachel Johnson)
  • One Industry, One Voice Workshop II: (Chuck Hawley)
  • The Changing Face of Branding in the Digital World (David Sieg, President, Conviviant, Inc.)
  • Updates from the US Coast Guard and Transport Canada (to be confirmed)
  • Lab Updates from FORCE, IMANNA and UL

 Wednesday June 29:

  • Continuation of Committee Meetings (Tentative—to be confirmed)

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PFDMA’s Membership cycle runs from June 1st to May 31st, and is split into three categories:

  • Corporate/PFD Industry Member (voting members) 
  • Affiliate/Laboratory/Supporting Member (non-voting members) 
  • Government/Non-Profit/Individual Members (non-voting members)

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For more information about the conference, sponsorship or membership, contact:

Bernice McArdle or Nakia Hunt 
Executive Director