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PRESS RELEASE: Day-2 General Session of MRA Conference will Highlight Legislative Report and Economic Forecast

PRESS RELEASE: Day-2 General Session of MRA Conference will Highlight Legislative Report and Economic Forecast

Day-2 General Session of MRA Conference will Highlight

Legislative Report and Economic Forecast

Tuesday, October 17th, will feature two important General Session presentations

following the morning coffee break in the Trade Show pavilion at the

Annual MRA Educational Conference & Trade Show,

scheduled for October 16 - 18 in La Jolla, California.


This year’s MRA Conference, themed Acknowledgment and Appreciation, will focus on the future, looking forward to new challenges and achievements in the marine industry with

a broad prospectus of industry experts and information covering key industry operations, management, and marketing concerns.

The Marine Trade Show will present the latest technology, products, and services from leading industry vendors and contractors focused on innovation, growth, and profitability as the marine industry evolves in today’s changing world.

Starting at 10:15 am on the 17th, Beau Biller, Platinum Advisors, Lobbyist for the MRA and several other marine organizations, along with Jerry Desmond, Director of Government Relations for RBOC, and Mark Smith, Legislative and Regulatory Advisor for the NMMA, will provide General Session attendees with an in-depth review and analysis of new and pending state and federal legislation and regulations affecting the marine industry.


Following the Legislative Update, at 11:30 am, Dr. Jon Haveman, Executive Director, National Economic Education Delegation, will present his Economic Forecast with important insight into current economic conditions affecting the marine industry and the potential impact of future economic developments.

Dr. Haveman holds a PhD and MS in Economics from the University of Michigan and is a noted California economist with a reputation for providing audiences with edible economic information. His presentation is sure to be both timely and useful.

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Registration and event information for the

2023 MRA Educational Conference & Trade Show,

October 16 - 18 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort,

is posted now on the MRA website at or go directly to

the Conference website at

Special hotel rates are also being offered at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort from October 14th to the 18th, and attendees are invited to come early and stay late to enjoy the wonderful Southern California weather and amenities overlooking the white sand beaches and blue Pacific Ocean.

The Marine Recreation Association is a professional organization that represents marina owners, operators, and industry professionals located throughout the western United States with additional members in Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Created more than 51 years ago, the MRA actively promotes and represents recreational boating interests while providing educational management and operations seminars, and information for marine industry owners, operators, and staff.

For additional information about the MRA and all its activities and interests, please contact Mariann Timms by phone at (209) 334-0661 or email at

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 August 22, 2023