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Early-bird discount offered for MDCE

Registration is open for the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference and Exhibition, set to take place Dec. 5-8 in Orlando, Fla.

Registration is open for the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference and Exhibition, set to take place Dec. 5-8 in Orlando, Fla., and those who sign up in April to attend will receive a discount.

All month long, marine retailers and their teams will save $50 per person off the full conference retail registration Rate, with members of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas eligible to receive an additional $75 discount for a total savings of $125 per registration.

The event is co-produced by the MRAA and Boating Industry magazine.

“We are proud to maintain the same low rate for MDCE retail registration that we’ve offered for the past several years, while adding fresh value for attendees,” MRAA vice president Liz Walz said in a statement. “As the boating market has begun to rebound, this has allowed many dealers to increase the number of employees they bring to the event, thus boosting the new initiatives they can put to work when they return to their business.”

Prospective attendees can register and learn more about the event at During the registration process, MRAA members will be asked to first log in using their username and password in order to capture member discounts.

MDCE, which will be at the Orange County Convention Center, will feature four education tracks (focused on leadership, sales, marketing, and service plus), pre-conference workshops, a learning lab, networking events and an opening and closing keynote presentation.

New for 2016, the event will offer a fresh schedule that includes items such as a dealer-to-dealer roundtable discussion and dealer case studies.

“The momentum created by MDCE illustrates the value both marine dealers and exhibitors find in the conference,” Jonathan Sweet, editor in chief of Boating Industry, said in a statement. “Each year, we add new speakers, new topics and new opportunities to connect with both dealers and exhibitors — and this year is shaping up to feature the most robust line-up yet.”

The 2015 MDCE sold out the Expo Hall with more than 100 exhibitors filling more than 40,000-square-feet of exhibit space.


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