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Discount registration available for IMBC

As part of the International Marina and Boatyard Conference’s partnership with Soundings Trade Only, readers are eligible for a 10 percent discount off the IMBC’s full-conference, non-member registration fee.

The event, run by the Association of Marina Industries, will take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

The discount code is “TENPERCENT,” and readers should enter it in the coupon code field when registering online.

About 80 percent of the exhibit space has been sold for the conference, which will see more than 800 attendees, including certified marina managers, marina operators, owners, dockmasters, harbormasters, boatbuilders, staff, service professionals and consultants, AMI announced.

New additions to the program include professional speaker John Spence, who will be delivering a keynote address and a post-keynote follow-up session to dig deeper into his keynote topic, “Business Excellence: Running and Sustaining a Highly Successful Organization”; breakout sessions categorized by coastal marina, inland marina, and boatyard and service topics; an Oktoberfest-style beer tasting on the exhibit hall floor; and special limited-attendance workshops designed to promote open conversations and lively debate.

“We recommend people register early this year,” AMI president Jim Frye said in a statement. “Though the workshops are included in the cost of the conference, we are obligated to limit the attendance number in order to maintain a strong learning atmosphere. It’s a win-win.”

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