IMI offers marina introduction course and study tour to IBEX registrants

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The International Marina Institute is offering a four-hour marina industry introduction course and a Tampa Area Marina & Boatyard Study Tour next month during IBEX in Tampa, Fla.

The introduction course, scheduled for Sept. 18, is geared toward people who have little or no marina experience and are looking to get into the industry by way of a career shift or an interest in purchasing or developing a marina.

Marina 101 offers two sessions within the course; each is about two hours long. The first session will look at the here and now of marina operations and the second will look into the future and what a person needs to know about being a part of a marina for the long term.

The AMI member price is $250 and the nonmember price is $295. Participants must be registered for the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, which is scheduled for Sept. 19-21 at the Tampa Convention Center.

The Tampa Area Marina & Boatyard Study Tour is a one and a half-day event that will begin on Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. and continue at 8 a.m. on Sept. 19.

The study tour will visit seven properties in and around Tampa. The registration fee ($750 for AMI members and $795 for nonmembers) includes lunch on the second day, transportation and tours, facilitated discussion and a copy of the group SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis.

The tour will leave from the Tampa Convention Center on both days. As with the marina introduction course, participants in the study tour must be registered for IBEX.