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This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium, Sail America’s 2012 Sailing Industry Conference and the Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show in Michigan.

The third Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium will be held June 15-16 at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md.

This symposium will feature 20 papers and presentations on a range of topics on the design and construction of powerboats, including topics relating to the hydrodynamics of hull shapes, survival in heavy weather conditions, testing techniques, motions in waves, maneuvering, new design tools and specific high-performance design.

This symposium is sponsored by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Professional BoatBuilder magazine, the Stevens Institute of Technology and the Band Lavis Division of CDI Marine.

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Sail America announced that its 2012 Sailing Industry Conference keynote speaker will be John Spence, one of the most highly sought after executive educators and professional speakers in America, the group said.

The conference is set for June 26-27 at the Newport Harbor Hotel in Newport, R.I.

The theme of the event is “From Survive to Thrive,” and the conference is designed to help participants adapt and succeed in the new economy. Spence’s keynote address, “Business Excellence — Running and Sustaining a Highly Successful Organization,” is a “highly intensive business improvement presentation and was created specifically to help attendees understand the most essential strategies for building and sustaining a highly successful organization,” Sail America said.

Spence also will host the conference breakout session, “Turning Ideas into Action,” where he will dig into some of the core material he presented during the keynote and challenge participants to examine their businesses more closely.

“The 2012 Sailing Industry Conference promises to be informative and very beneficial for our industry participants,” Sail America executive director Jonathan Banks said in a statement. “John Spence is a powerful motivational speaker and has a talent for making very complex ideas incredibly simple. We encourage our sailing colleagues to attend the conference, participate in the breakout sessions and network with other industry professionals. We have a great lineup and are confident that our 2012 conference will exceed attendees’ expectations.”

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The 10th Annual Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show at Bay Harbor Lake Marina will take place June 15-17 in Livonia, Mich.

In collaboration with the Michigan Boating Industries Association, Bay Harbor is focusing on new ideas and growth of the event. Exhibitors will include boat dealers, as well as vendors offering marine accessories and novelty items.

“We’re excited to join forces with Bay Harbor to grow the event into a larger show with more boats to see and purchase and more fun to be had by all attendees,” MBIA president John Ropp said in a statement.

Admission is free.

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