The recipient of the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award was energetic and thoughtful as she reflected on the state of women’s involvement in the recreation of boating and in the boating business.
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.
Marine dealers say richer educational content (and more of it), useful seminars and engaging keynote speakers added up to make the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo a highly valuable event that will help their businesses.
When the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo ended in November after four days of seminars, speakers and networking, it was just the beginning for the organization that co-manages the event, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas.
The Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York was recently honored with the 2014 Bill Ferguson Award, which recognizes outstanding service by a marine trades association to its members and the boating business as a whole.
Business performance speaker Ryan Estis delivered the closing keynote address last Wednesday at the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla., discussing evolving customer buying behaviors.
Chaparral/Robalo and Wet Sounds won Best In Show awards during the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which wrapped up Wednesday in Orlando, Fla.
ORLANDO, FLA. — Volvo Penta’s new 200- and 240-hp sterndrive engines made their first public appearance at this week’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which wrapped up Wednesday. The 200/240, which are 4.3-liter V-6 catalyzed engines, are the first of a fleet of sterndrives that use General Motors Gen V engines.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Calling it an honor to be included in a group of such “Wonder Women,” BoatUS president Margaret Podlich accepted the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year award at the Marine Dealers Conference & Expo on Wednesday.
Gordy’s Lakefront Marine of Fontana, Wis., received the Dealer of the Year award at Boating Industry magazine’s Top 100 Dealers gala awards ceremony Wednesday night in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced Tuesday that it launched four initiatives to broaden its services to the industry, including improvements to the dealer certification program and the creation of tools to connect employers and job seekers and to foster business-to-business activity.