Saturday, September 15th 2018 8:00am

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Newport Yachting Center - The Bohlin Tent 
20 Commercial Wharf
Newport International Boat Show
Newport, RI 02840

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Wendy Mackie 
Rhode Island Marine Trades Association 

7th Annual RIMTA Industry Partnership Breakfast !

Join industry colleagues and friends for our Annual Industry Partnership Breakfast during the Newport International Boat Show.

Sponsored by Gowrie Group, the breakfast takes place on
Saturday, September 15 from 8 to 9:30 AM at the Bohlin Tent.
Network, enjoy breakfast before the show's busiest day, help us honor
who will receive the 2018 Anchor Award and listen to an informative panel with upcoming leaders in our industry.
Clean Ocean Access Executive Director Dave McLaughlin will monitor the panel, which will focus on environmental stewardship: how important it is to a younger generation of boaters, how it can impact marine businesses, and details on programs these young leaders have spearheaded.
Panelists will include Evan Ridley of RIMTA, a key player in launching the RI Fiberglass Vessel Recycling Pilot Project; Jay Frechette of Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, speaking on how companies manage environmental sustainability risks, such as sea-level rise; and Michelle Carnevale of 11th Hour Racing, which works with the sailing and maritime communities to advance practices that protect the health of the ocean.
Help us to honor Susan Maffei "Suma" Plowden at the breakfast, who will receive the 2018 Anchor Award for her role as Stopover Director for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport--a local happening that brought global attention and acclaim to Rhode Island.


Breakfast will be available starting at 8:00AM. There will be time to network before & after the speaking program.

Please click the "Register Now" button below to ensure your space at this popular event. 

All ticketed guests to the Breakfast receive free admittance to the Newport International Boat Show immediately following the event. 

This event is being brought to you by:



and supporting sponsorships from these partners:

              Newport Boat Show




 We look forward to seeing you on September 15th!

If you have any questions feel free to contact RIMTA info@rimta.org

or call us at 401-396-9619.