The number of participants at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo reached an all-time high this year of 1,147, marking another spurt in the event’s steady annual growth.
The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo is the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ annual conference and member meeting. The MDCE is the marine industry’s only dealer-specific educational conference; the fall event offers educational topics, an expo hall and networking opportunities.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has consistently improved its Marine Dealer Conference & Expo during the last few years, adding education and training opportunities, but the benefits will keep rolling in throughout the entire year with membership in the association, MRAA president Matt Gruhn told dealership professionals.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Melissa Danko, longtime executive director of the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, accepted the 2015 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year award at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo today.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A record number of marine dealer professionals gathered for the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo Monday night, taking in a fiery, animated keynote speech from bestselling author and motivational speaker Steve McClatchy.
Four boat dealers who are finalists in the best-idea program will offer insight on the marketing ideas that have grown their dealerships at the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.
Since Matt Gruhn joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as president in October 2011 he and his team have systematically remade the MRAA’s flagship event, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.
The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, for the first time this year and in partnership with Soundings Trade Only, will offer three scholarships for dealers to attend.
The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo shifted the dates for its 2016 event to Dec. 5-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., to accommodate a shift in the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show’s timing.
Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo launched a VIP event planning kit promotion designed to help conferees plan for and get the most out of the conference this year.
In a special session preceding the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo’s opening keynote address, marine service expert Valerie Ziebron will lead a panel discussion on solutions to the current shortage of marine technicians.