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IMBC announces keynote speaker

Motivational speaker Vince Morvillo will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 International Marina & Boatyard Conference scheduled for Jan. 26-28 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

The session, titled "The Recession Isn't Always about the Bottom Line," is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 27.

In his keynote, Morvillo will discuss ways attendees can solve some of the difficulties the industry has been facing during the recession and how members of the marina industry can increase productivity. He will share examples of how others have overcome challenging economic times and talk about how marina professionals can think creatively about their businesses and use those ideas to ensure stability and success.

As a successful entrepreneur and businessman, Morvillo developed Sea Lake Yacht Sales in 1985. He previously owned a marina, managed a startup medical staffing company and served as director of two non-profit organizations.

He was elected president of the Yacht Brokers Association of America in 2008 and serves on the organization's board. He has been a professional speaker since 2002.

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