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.
December’s Marine Dealer Conference and Expo will be the last produced by MRAA and Boating Industry magazine.
Recipients will be selected in early November.
MRAA says dealer conference will continue with new name
Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Boating Industry have agreed to end their partnership that directed the Marine Dealer Conference and Exhibition after a decade of co-producing the event.
Dealer registration for the 2018 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo, which runs Dec. 9-12 in Orlando, Fla., is open, offering discounts for those who sign up this month.
Through a partnership with Grow Boating and the Marine Retailers of the Americas, the 2017 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo opening keynote presenter Tim Sanders will host a webinar on Tuesday.
The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo this past December had recurring themes, and they weren’t sugarcoated: Workforce shortages desperately need to be addressed, and boat dealers must embrace a retail landscape that has completely changed from the one that existed just five years ago.
Health care costs have been one of the biggest challenges for boat dealers, making it difficult to retain workers.
The No. 1 reason people leave their job has nothing to do with money.
When Marcus Sheridan’s business tanked along with the economy, his fiberglass pool company was on the brink of bankruptcy. So he decided to start to answer customers’ questions on his website.
Some speakers at the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo seemed to have at least one common thread, regardless of the subject matter.
Tim Sanders remembers pitching Blockbuster on digitizing the company’s business. Netflix had recently emerged as a competitor, but Blockbuster executives were unconcerned, thinking it was a passing fad.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Educational Foundation presented four scholarships on Sunday evening during the organization’s Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.
Wanda Kenton Smith, chief marketing officer of Freedom Boat Club and president of Marine Marketers of America, won the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award at the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo.