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MDCE seeks session proposals for 2017 conference

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2017 conference, which will take place Dec. 10-13 in Orlando, Fla.

The information being presented must be applicable to those involved in every facet of marine retailing.

The goal is to provide 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 15.

“The secret to the success of our conference is that we listen to the marine retail community,” Liz Walz, vice president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, said in a statement.

The MRAA co-hosts the annual event with Boating Industry magazine.

“Our pre-MDCE survey gives us insight into the education that will most impact dealer results in the year ahead, which we use to seek out the leading experts on those topics,” Walz said.

Conference organizers are looking for presentations and workshops on business topics that are not only timely and informative to the marine sector, but also offer concrete takeaways the audience can bring back and implement in their business.

“To maximize the learning opportunity for attendees, we seek out presenters from a diverse range of backgrounds,” said Jonathan Sweet, editor-in-chief of Boating Industry. “That includes experts from inside and outside the industry whose roles range from consultants, 20 Group moderators and professional speakers to seasoned trainers and marine business owners.”

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