NMEA schedules 2016 conference for Florida

The NMEA will hold its 2016 International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo Sept. 20-22 at the Naples (Fla.) Grande Beach Resort.

The National Marine Electronics Association will hold its 2016 International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo Sept. 20-22 at the Naples (Fla.) Grande Beach Resort.

The event will build on the NMEA’s most recent conference in Baltimore, which attracted more than 420 people. The events included technical training and education sessions, on-water product demonstrations, an expo that ran for two afternoons, a Q&A session with three industry CEOs and plenty of networking time. Highlighting the event was the presentation of the NMEA Product of Excellence Awards and NMEA Technology Award.

"A big thank you to our partners at [the American Boat and Yacht Council], as they hosted their Electrical Certification Fast Trac the day before the NMEA conference," NMEA chairman Johnny Windstorm said in a statement. "This partnership has brought in many new faces to the NMEA, especially ABYC marine electricians who are looking to expand into marine electronics. Nearly all conference education tracks were very well attended — many were standing room only. In some training sessions the attendance was a threefold increase over previous years. Clearly our members are looking for information on how to successfully grow and improve their businesses.”


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