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Industry events on tap

The Spring Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo is set for May 14-16 at FirstEnergy Park Lakewood, N.J.

The event was organized by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey to offer a low-cost, one-stop alternative to consumers and marine retailers at an easily accessible and popular venue.

"The Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo is the most affordable, accessible and fun boat show around offering something for everyone that attends," said Rick Traber, MTA/NJ president and owner of Pier 47 Marina, in a statement. "The location is easy to get to, the cost to attend is only $2 and the list of exhibitors continues to grow. There is no better time than now to take advantage of the great deals that are available and get out on the water this summer."

The new spring show will feature a lineup up of new and pre-owned boats, boating products, accessories, services and more. Attendees can board a variety of boats or walk the stadium concourse and reserve their summer slip, purchase the equipment or gear they need or attend a free fishing and boating seminar.

More than 30 boat lines will be on display.

The Fisherman Magazine and the Recreational Fishing Alliance are partnering up to present professional seminar speakers on May 15. In addition, Rep. John Adler will be participating in the RFA Town Hall Meeting.

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U.S. sailing industry trade association Sail America has announced plans for its second annual Sailing Industry Conference, set for June 15-16 in Annapolis, Md., with the second annual Sailing Industry Regatta set for June 14 at J World Annapolis.

"We themed our conference 'Adjusting to the New Economy,' because this is the most significant challenge our industry is facing," said committee chair George Day, in a statement. "We've designed a comprehensive two-day agenda full of solid presentations designed to help our members deal with this new economy and reality."

The conference, which is sponsored by Yanmar, will be held at St. Johns College and will feature a mix of featured speakers from both inside and outside the sailing industry.

Keynote speakers include management consultant and chairman of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Committee Dean Brenner, speaking on "Leadership Communication for the 21st Century"; champion sailor and motivational speaker Vince Morvillo on "It's Not Just a Recession"; and sales and marketing expert Don Cooper on "The Future of Selling."

Breakout session include sailing editor and author Dieter Loibner on "Sustainability in the Sailing Industry"; executive coach and communications specialist Nancy Ansheles on "Improving Personal Communication"; economic strategist Bill Thompson on "Banking and Finance - How It Has Changed"; Editorial Director John Burnham and panel on "Social Media/Networking"; and Dominion Enterprises Chief Information Officer Joe Fuller on "The New Internet."

The West Marine-sponsored Sailing Industry Regatta will bring together teams aboard identical J/80s as industry players vie to win the Sailing Industry Regatta Trophy.



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