During my travels at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando in November my iPhone “Voice Memos” app got a workout. I conducted and recorded about 20 interviews, speeches and presentations with dealers, manufacturers, business experts and speakers.
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.
Sales rebound heartens industry panel; problems with pricing, boater recruitment chasten them
MDCE participants come home loaded with ideas after their three-day cram course in Orlando
The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo’s annual Industry Leaders Panel of five company presidents responded to wide-ranging questions that touched on market trends, product cost, technology, marketing, government regulations and growing boating.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Consumer finance is not the most exciting element of dealership operations, but speaker Jared Zimlin of Priority One Financial Services warned those attending his seminar Wednesday at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo that the government takes compliance very seriously.
ORLANDO, Fla. — After two days of walking the Orange County Convention Center floor at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, a consensus of opinion begins to emerge from this reporter’s sampling of the more than 1,000 conferees.
ORLANDO, Fla. — David Spader, a popular speaker and the lead trainer at Spader Business Management, spoke to a packed room Tuesday at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo about “Becoming the Leader Your Dealership Needs Now.”
ORLANDO, Fla. — The “next generation” of the Marine Industry Dealership Certification program is less expensive, accessible to more dealers and will yield value for those who enroll: That’s the message the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is spreading at this year’s MDCE.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Among the educational sessions held Tuesday at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo was a panel discussion featuring the four finalists for the fifth annual Best Ideas program.
ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 200 people packed a hall at the Orange County Convention Center on Monday for noted business guru Jeffrey Gitomer’s keynote address at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.