Dealer conference sees increase in registrations

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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.

The conferees represent a 14.4 percent increase from registration figures at the same time last year. The event had 597 registered participants at the close of the early-registration period in 2013.

“We’re thrilled by the response to this year’s event,” Liz Walz, director of education for the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, which produces the annual event in partnership with Boating Industry, said in a statement. “With more educational sessions than ever before, MDCE promises a huge return on investment for those who attend, and it’s incredibly rewarding to see so many dealers — and the companies that serve them — are planning to join us.”

Dealer attendance at the annual event has grown every year since 2007, the MRAA said.

MDCE starts Nov. 16 in Orlando, Fla., at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Centre Hotel and runs through Nov. 19.

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