Registration opens for 2016 IMBC

Registration is open for the Jan. 27-29 IMBC at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Registration is open for the Jan. 27-29 International Marina & Boatyard Conference at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Passes for the conference, produced by the Association of Marina Industries, start at $389 and include unlimited access to all seminars, roundtables and workshops, entry to the exhibit hall and admission to all networking events.

The biggest events this year include an IMBC social, an AMI member meeting and reception and the IMBC's opening night party on Jan. 27.

Seminar topics for the 2016 conference include marina industry trends; design and engineering considerations for construction projects; planning for a successful dredging project; reducing income taxes; preparing for ice in marinas; and updates on dry storage.

Speakers include coastal engineer Devin Santa, certified marina manager Carl Wolf, International Marina Institute faculty member Jim Schuman and other marina and boatyard professionals, as well as two sessions produced by the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association.

"IMBC remains a one-stop shop for industry professionals," AMI chairman Jeff Rose said in a statement. "It is where we gather to keep abreast on trends, discuss new ideas, talk to suppliers and create important professional relationships. It is how we improve our businesses and find continued success."

As well as full conference passes, IMBC offers one-day passes and exhibit hall passes. AMI members receive a discount for all passes. Though the workshops are free, all participants must RSVP; the marina and boatyard field trip may be added for $60 for AMI members and $90 for non-members.

Preregistration will be available until Jan. 22. Onsite registration will begin at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 at an additional charge.