The UMMA/UMSA “Partnership” Conference is one of the most important events in the marine industry. Currently held in St. Louis each fall, this event brings the principals and purchasing personnel of all of the UMMA boat-builders, together with the key decision makers of all of the UMSA suppliers. In addition to building bonds of cooperation between the parties, Members of both organizations share their input and develop plans for future growth and cooperation. In addition to a targeted trade show and mutual bonding opportunity, the Conference provides a means of exposing Members to domestic and global industry trends, by offering seminar presentations by global business and marine industry leaders. This year’s dates are November 8-10, 2018.