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.
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. — 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.
ORLANDO, FLA. — Drawing from three of his business and management books, author Chester Elton told about 1,110 marine industry professionals Monday night at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo that good business hinges on motivating employees so they become emotionally engaged and excited about their jobs.
The 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo officially got underway Sunday night with an opening-night reception on the Expo Floor.
Organizers of the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will open the industry’s annual dealer event on Sunday with a cocktail and networking reception.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas said registration for the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo reached a record high of 683 after an early-registration period ended on Sept. 19.
At the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, set for Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., dealership trainer and consultant Valerie Ziebron will review key human resource elements needed to create an outstanding service department.
Participants in Lenny Rudow’s workshop “Shooting and Editing Boat Walk-Through Videos” at the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will learn the ins and outs of filming video and how to use it to sell more boats.