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ABYC STANDARDS WEEK – SHAPE THE FUTURE OF BOATING SAFETY

ABYC Standards Week

 

Oct 30, 2018

The ABYC 2019 Standards Week will be taking place January 7-11th, 2019, in Seattle. Standards are the core of ABYC – they are continuously researched, developed, and revised by over 400 voluntary marine professionals from all fields of the industry. Make sure you and your company join in the meetings to have your voice heard and stay ahead of the curve in the development of boating safety standards. 

The Top 4 Reasons to Attend Standards Week:

Make a difference:
The development and annual review of the standards provide guidelines which correlate directly with the significant reduction in the number of boating accidents over the past six decades. Get involved in the process and support boating safety!
 
Stay in the know:
Learn what standards are being revised or newly considered and how it could affect the future of boating and your business.

Network with industry leaders:
Catch up with old friends, make new contacts, exchange information, meet ABYC staff, and extend your network with industry leaders.

Be heard:
Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings are your time to voice concerns and comment on the language of specific standards. It is essential to have a diverse group with the appropriate technical expertise at the table to ensure the highest quality standards.

To register please visit: https://www.abycstandardsweek.com/.

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