The Business of Boating Conference  (BOB)

Presented by the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association

Save The Date
January 17th, 2019

Showcase Live at Patriot Place - Foxboro, MA.

Please check back for 2019 Conference details...


2018 Conference Details

For $199 ($149 for each additional enrollment from your company) you can attend all conference networking events including a breakfast, breaks and industry luncheon and attend a full-day of conference sessions. This networking and learning event is a great way to start the new year!

Back by popular demand is nationally recognized business consultant and presenter Valerie Ziebron. Learn from Valerie how businesses can maximize their resources. Valerie will speak on the following three topics during the conference:

Attract and keep talent/technicians, coach your team to success and realize more profits on your bottom line.

Other session offerings include:

  • Regulatory and government relations update (morning); Tell MMTA your priority concerns: Discussion of hot topics (afternoon)
  • Electrical compliance and new code regulations
  • Dredging information and updates
  • Industry service panel discussion with school representatives and service managers on MMTA member expectations for new staff members and what schools need to know from employees
  • MMTA/Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust update on workforce development

The regulatory and government affairs update will be given by Jamy Buchanan Medeja, Esq., the MMTA Government Relations and Legal Counsel. Jamy has been recognized by Lawyers' Weekly as a Top Woman of Law and as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in 2006, 2009 and 2015. The morning session will be followed up in the afternoon with an open discussion on MMTA member priorities related to regulatory and government affairs.

During our association update on workforce development, we will showcase our new video highlighting the boating industry and new website on boating careers in Massachusetts (http://massboatingcareers.com). 

Conference Registration: CLOSED

Contact randall@boatma.com for further inquiries.

BOB Conference presenter Valerie Ziebron discusses her three session topics in the below video:


BOB Conference Presenter and MMTA Government Relations and Legal Counsel Jamy Buchanan Madeja, Esq. provides a conference update

Executive Director Randall Lyons invites you to the Business of Boating Conference on January 18


2018 Platinum Sponsors Include:




2018 General Sponsors Include:













2017 Conference Pictures



For more information on the Business of Boating Conference please contact:
Randall Lyons at randall@boatma.com or (508) 221-1378

Industry growth through Collaboration, Communication and Education

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