MRAA taking applications for fully-funded MDCE scholarships

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In partnership with Soundings Trade Only, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will offer scholarships for three dealers to attend this year’s educational event, to be held Dec. 9-12 in Orlando.

Each scholarship includes an MDCE Standard Dealer Registration, up to $450 in travel reimbursement, and a three-night hotel stay at the MDCE’s host hotel, for a total value of $1,396 per scholarship.

“Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire,” said publisher Michele Goldsmith in a statement. “This conference inspires the best in marine dealerships, and we are happy to help deserving dealers earn their way to attend the event. As ever, Soundings Trade Only is here to support and collaborate with the best of the marine industry. We look forward to MDCE 2018 and to welcoming the recipients of this year’s scholarships.”

MDCE 2018 offers 30 all-new sessions that seek to enhance dealer performance in every department. The conference will include dealer-to-dealer roundtable discussion sessions, an opening and closing keynote, an expo hall with 100-plus exhibitors and events throughout the three-day event.

“Year after year, the dealer community continues to communicate how valuable MDCE is to their businesses,” said Matt Gruhn, president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, which produces the event alongside Boating Industry.

“We are grateful to Soundings Trade Only for continuing this partnership and providing dealers an opportunity to those who actively desire to participate, but wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend this year’s conference,” said Gruhn.

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