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Registration open for Sail America annual conference

Registration is now open for Sail America's Industry Conference, which will take place June 9-11 at the Charleston (S.C.) Harbor Resort & Marina.

Conference passes start at $395 and include a day and a half of seminars, one lunch, an opening reception and four networking breaks.

A discount to the conference is offered to Sail America members, as well as members of the Yacht Brokers Association of America and the Certified Professional Yacht Brokers. Passes to Sail America's industry dinner are available for $95.

"This year's conference promises to explore the possibilities of our new normal and the future of the industry," Sail America association manager Peter Durant said in a statement. "Participants will leave excited, energized and inspired."

Conference session topics include marketing to millennials, the growth potential of ownership models, bringing women into sailing, video advertising and how to use mobile apps to engage a customer base.



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