This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the International Conference of Professional Yacht Brokers and the International Marina & Boatyard Conference.
The 2010 International Conference of Professional Yacht Brokers is set for Nov. 9-11 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
The agenda includes an attorneys' panel session on the responsibilities of yacht brokers to exercise care and caution in promoting client vessels; a report on the state of the yachting industry; a session on what brokers need to know about composites; and best practices for sales and customer service.
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Registration is now open for the International Marina & Boatyard Conference, which is scheduled for Jan. 26-28 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
A downloadable registration form and online registration are available on the conference website at www.marinaassociation.org/imbc.
The conference offers registration discounts to members of the Association of Marina Industries and the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association, as well as certified Clean Marinas and participating marine trade associations.
An early-bird discount is available to anyone who registers by Nov. 30. Registration types include full conference registration, one-day passes and exhibit hall-only passes.
Full conference registration begins at $365 and includes:
- lunch and hors d'oeuvres daily
- admittance to all conference seminars and product demonstrations
- admittance to the exhibit hall during all open hours
- admittance to all receptions and networking events, including the Cigar Bar and Networking Social and Welcome BBQ
- complimentary bag with conference program and name badge
Registration also is available for the conference's annual field trip to four marinas in Fort Lauderdale. The cost to take the Jan. 26 trip is $65 for AMI or ABBRA members.
Preregistration is available through Jan. 21. On-site registration will begin at noon Jan. 26.