Florida trade group signs on to educational conference

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Dominion Marine Media announced that the Marine Industry Association of Central Florida is now the third state marine trade association to sign on as host of a Norman-Spencer Marine Retail University event this year.

Scheduled for Nov. 10-11, the dealer educational conference will be held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla., in collaboration with the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. The event will open with a networking reception on Nov. 10 and will offer a full day of market-specific education for Florida dealers on the 11th before flowing into the dealer conference’s opening-night cocktail reception.

“We are thrilled to partner with the MRU to create new opportunities for our members and our association,” Marine Industry Association of Central Florida executive director David Ray said in a statement. “The market-specific intelligence to be offered makes this a unique educational event that will provide great value for our attendees.”

GE Commercial Distribution Finance will lead a session on economic trends and dealer performance; Statistical Surveys will provide detailed insights into sales trends and market performance; and Dominion Marine Media will present best practices and expert advice about how to develop a market in today’s economy. A fourth educational session will be based specifically on the interests of the trade group’s dealer members.

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