RIMTA's 9th Annual Industry Partnership Breakfast 

The Bohlin Tent, Newport, RI

Friday, September 18th

In-Person 9am-11am

Virtual 9:30am-10am


Friday September 18 from 9:00am – 11:00am

On-site at The Bohlin Tent, Newport Yachting Center, 20 Commercial Wharf, Newport

Live Webcast 9:30am - 10:30am

8:30 – 9:00am   Registration

9:00 – 9:20am   Q & A with on-site Elected Officials US Congressman Cicilline

9:20am               Gowrie Welcome & Breakfast is served - Jay Madden, Gowrie Group


Webcast Begins

9:30am Welcome & Overview

Brian Dursi, RIMTA

9:35am Relationships with Elected Officials

Andy Tyska, Bristol Marine & Legislative Chair for RIMTA

The View from Capitol Hill

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

9:50am A Conversation on National Topics Affecting the Industry

Frank Hugelmeyer, National Marine Manufacturing Association

Matt Gruhn, Marine Retailers Association of the Americas

Kathleen Burns, Connecticut Marine Trades Association

Wendy Mackie, Rhode Island Marine Trades Association

10:15am Politics Never Sleep

Andy Tyska, Bristol Marine & Legislative Chair for RIMTA

10:25am Thank You & Close Webcast - Wendy Mackie, RIMTA


10:30am Q&A with on-site Elected Officials

State Rep Lauren Carsen

State Rep Terri Cortivand

State Rep Dawn Euer


In accordance with Covid-19 policy, in-person seating is limited to tables of 2, 4, or 6.

Click HERE for COVID-19 Guidelines in place for this event.

Attendance requires a personal donation to the RIMTA Political Action Committee (PAC)

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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And Our Partners

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For any questions please contact:

Ann Hof

Rhode Island Marine Trades Association

(401) 396-9619