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Newport International Boat Show Panel Discussion

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Come enjoy a breakfast and panel discussion led by Clean Ocean Access Executive Director Dave McLaughlin at the RIMTA Annual Industry Partnership Breakfast during the Newport International Boat Show. Sponsored by Gowrie Group, the breakfast takes place on Saturday, September 15 from 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM.

Network, enjoy breakfast before the show’s busiest day, and listen to an informative panel with upcoming leaders in our industry. The panel, led by Dave McLaughlin, 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.

Susan Maffei “Suma” Plowden will also receive the 2018 Anchor Award at the breakfast, for her role as Stopover Director for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport–a local happening that has brought global attention and acclaim to Rhode Island.

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Newport Yachting Center – The Bohlin Tent
20 Commercial Wharf
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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