MDCE seeking seminar proposals

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Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are seeking educational-session proposals from potential speakers for the 2018 conference that will take place Dec. 9-12 in Orlando, Fla.

Each year, MDCE seeks to produce an educational event that gives dealership owners, managers and employees the tools and insight to improve their performance in areas such as sales, leadership, service, marketing, parts, accessories, finance and insurance.

The deadline for submissions is March 22.

“We seek out new guidance from the dealer community to build a fresh educational line-up each year,” said Liz Walz, vice president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. The MRAA co-produces the event with Boating Industry magazine.

“In researching and selecting speakers and topics, we focus on not only the strategies for success dealers tell us they need most in a changing market, but also what attendees require to implement these strategies and achieve measurable results when they return to the business,” Walz said in a statement.

In addition to soliciting presentations and workshops on business topics that are timely, informative, applicable to the marine industry and offer concrete takeaways, organizers seek presenters who can successfully engage, educate and motivate a large and diverse audience of marine retailers.

“In every aspect of MDCE, we look for ways to improve the experience and value we offer to participants,” said Boating Industry editor Tim Hennagir. “Given the priority our attendees place on education, we put particular focus on raising the bar in this area.”


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