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.


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

Dealer conference adds speaker

Consultant and speaker John Spence was added as a speaker at this fall’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Spence has had many high-profile clients for his speaking engagements through the years, including Pepsi, General Electric, the PGA Tour and last year’s Sail America conference. “We hired Jeffrey Gitomer as our keynote this year” at the…more

Keynote speaker named for dealer conference

New York Times best-selling author and speaker Jeffrey Gitomer was named the keynote speaker for the 2013 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, set for Nov. 17-20 in Orlando, Fla. “We’re super-pumped because we’ve been wanting to get him for years,” Matt Gruhn, president of show co-sponsor Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, told Trade Only…more

Deadline nears for dealer conference discount

Marine retailers who are looking to register at the lowest possible rate for the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo can save up to $150 per person if they sign up by the end of the day on Tuesday. “The 2013 MDCE is already making some phenomenal progress with registrations,” Marine Retailer Association of the…more

MDCE offers additional discount for registering this month

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is kicking off registration for the 2013 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo with a promotion that will last through April. Dealers who register during April receive an extra $25 discount on top of the standard $50 early bird discount off the full registration rate of $499. MRAA members…more

Dealer conference plans changes for November

Following on the heels of five consecutive years of growth in dealer attendance, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo is preparing to set new records in 2013. The event, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 17-20, will reinvent its educational lineup, offering dealers a new depth and…more

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