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AMI Conference Opens Today

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The Association of Marina Industries Conference and Expo opens virtually today following a week of preconference workshops.

A 4 p.m. annual meeting will be followed by the trivia event “It's 5 o'clock Somewhere —Test Your Mastery of Obscure Knowledge,” hosted by Ryan Budds, a Los Angeles-based entertainer and comedian.

AMI’s educational segments open Wednesday with “YOU Management: Self-Care Strategies for Successful Leaders,” a keynote from motivational speaker and author Colette Carlson. Other sessions include “Service is a Superpower” and “Conquering the Top Ten OSHA Violations.”

Also on Wednesday, an award ceremony will recognize 12 marine professionals who have completed training and on-the-job experience to be named Certified Marina Managers or Certified Marina Operators.

“The AMI Conference and Expo is the premier educational event for the marina sector,” said Michele J. Goldsmith, publisher of Soundings Trade Only. “We have collaborated for many years and are happy to work with them in 2021 on this new virtual platform. We hope attendees leave the conference informed, motivated and inspired.”

Click here for the complete conference agenda.

Click here for conference passes, which include access to educational sessions and networking through March 31.


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