West Marine CEO to Keynote Annual MRA Event

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The Marine Recreation Association is partnering with the California Association of Harbor Masters & Port Captains for its annual Educational Conference & Trade Show, set for Oct. 11-13 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Resort in La Jolla, Calif.

The theme of this year’s event — Climate for Change — will highlight coastal and inland climate change and how public and private marinas can follow regulatory compliance and improve operations while enhancing guest services and satisfaction.

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West Marine CEO Ken Seipel will provide the conference keynote, slated for Tues, Oct. 12 at 8:45 a.m. PT. Seipel’s leadership has been “instrumental in transforming West Marine from a retail store to ‘Marine Centers’, broadening their digital service and convenience for customers and industry access to core boating end-users,” said MRA in a statement.

The three-day event will feature a trade show, seminars and meetings covering economic outlooks, climate change’s effect on coastal and inland marina facilities, a state and national legislative update, how to become a Certified Clean Marina and more.

Click here for the complete list of speakers and here for information for attendees, exhibitors and more. 

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