MDCE

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.

My-Villages debuts new offering at dealer conference

My-Villages announced today that The Boat Village, its Web and mobile-based communication and service coordination platform for boat owners and marine businesses, is officially live for the start of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Having completed a 12-month, invitation-only testing program with boatbuilders, equipment manufacturers and service yards, My-Villages opened registration, allowing owners and…more

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MDCE 2013 VIDEO: Busy schedule highlights dealer conference

ORLANDO, Fla. — By the time the Orange County Convention Center hall opens at noon today to begin the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla., about 150 conferees already will have participated in a series of educational workshops — a new addition to the annual event. “I think the workshops will be one…more

Dealer conference events start this weekend

Momentum continues to build for the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which opens with an informal networking reception on Sunday at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla. “I’m incredibly excited for it,” said Matt Gruhn, president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, which co-produces the show with Boating Industry magazine. “We’ve grown…more

Dominion Marine Media set to debut dealer management tool

Dominion Marine Media is launching a business management platform next week at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. Dominion Marine Media, the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld.com, BoatTrader.com and Boats.com, will introduce a new product at the Nov. 17-20 event that seeks to help dealers become more efficient, functional, flexible…more

Dealer conference names members of leader panel

The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo confirmed the five executives that will sit on the Industry Leaders Panel at the event. The panel discussion, which will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., will include the following people: • Rick Correll, president of Tige Boats •…more

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MDCE becomes busier and better

Pre-event workshops, long-sought speaker Jeffrey Gitomer among key additions to November conference If you attended last year’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla., you know the event does not lack content. With three educational tracks taking place simultaneously, one of the most difficult aspects is choosing which to attend. You might think it…more

Dealer conference names best-ideas program finalists

Dealers attending the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will get a chance to hear four of the best dealership ideas of the year at the annual Best Ideas panel discussion. Four dealers were selected as finalists in this year’s Best Ideas program: • Desmasdon’s Boatworks, for its development of an app for customers • Lake…more

Dealer conference reports boost in registration

Registration for the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo is up 25 percent from last year. This year 473 dealers had registered for the conference prior to the early bird cutoff, compared with 379 last year. The number has grown since, with more than 655 attendees registered thus far. The 2013 MDCE, set for Nov. 17-20…more

Dealer conference sees increase in registrations

Dealer registrations for the 2013 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are up 31.7 percent from the same time last year, representing a new record for the event. More than 270 dealers have registered so far for the conference — up from 205 last year on this date — with nearly three weeks to go until…more

Dealer conference offers event planning kit

The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo launched a VIP Event Planning Kit promotion designed to help conferees get the most out of attending the Nov. 17-20 conference in Orlando, Fla. In addition to an early-bird registration discount of $50 and a $75 discount for Marine Retailers Association of the Americas members, those who register before…more

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