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2017 Annual Meeting & Symposium

  • 24 Jan 2017
  • 6:00 PM
  • 25 Jan 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


  • Both Days
  • Both Days
  • Only spouses and/or partners not working at marine businesses will be considered guests.

    Price covers both days events.

Registration is closed

"Developing a skilled workforce for sustainable growth"

Registration is now open.  

We are launching our Annual Meeting & Symposium with a Cocktail Reception and Annual Meeting on Tuesday January 24th, 2017at the Renaissance Cruise Port Hotel, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, during which we will present our Annual Awards and ABBRA's industry recognized Marine Service Manager's Certification credential. 

On Wednesday January 25th, 2017, we will present brainstorming and informational sessions at the Broward County Convention Center, on Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce, Finding and Building your Future Workforce, On-the-Job Earn & Learn Training ModelsHow to Build a Sector Partnership and The Future of 3D Printing. On the business side, speakers will present information on the State of the Economy and Financial Management for the Non-Financial Manager. 

Registration Details:

Member - Both Days - $150

  - Spouse/Partner - Both Days - $100

  - Spouse/Partner - Reception only - $60

Non-Member - Both Days - $185

Hotel Information

The recommended hotel is the Renaissance Cruise Port Hotel, which is the location for the Cocktail Reception and a 2 minute walk from the Broward County Convention Center where our Day-long Symposium is being held. The address is: 1617 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. 

The Conference Attendee rate at the Renaissance is $289 and is available for the nights of 24th, 25th & 26th January, 2017, for those members who are also attending the IMBC. You must register by the cut-off date of 30th December, 2016, to be guaranteed a room and receive this discounted rate. If you register after this date, the room rate or availability is not guaranteed. To book your hotel room for the conference at our special conference rate, please use this link to book your room directly:

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Cancellation/Refund Policy

Conference Registration is non-refundable after January 1st, 2017 

For more information call the ABBRA office at 401-236-2466 or send an email to

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