Registration underway for 2017 IMBC

Registration is open for the International Marina & Boatyard Conference, which will take place Jan. 25-27.

Registration is open for the International Marina & Boatyard Conference, which will take place Jan. 25-27 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

The Association of Marina Industries produces the conference, which is entering its 15th year.

Conference passes start at $389 and include unlimited access to all seminars, roundtables, workshops, food and beverages; entry to the exhibit hall; and admission to all networking events.

This year's biggest events include the new IMBC Pub Crawl, an AMI member meeting followed by a first-time attendee reception, and the IMBC's opening-night Exhibit Hall Party on Jan. 25.

Dozens of seminars and workshops provide a selection focusing on four key areas: operations; service and repair; design and engineering; and best industry practices.

Sessions include developing new revenue streams; planning successful dredging projects; preparing for upcoming changes to the marine electrical safety program; and solid succession planning. Each day of learning closes with receptions and socials for continued industry networking.

"IMBC remains a one-stop shop for marina professionals and the annual event for our industry," AMI chairman Brad Gross said in a statement. "It is where we gather to keep well informed on trends, discuss new ideas, talk to suppliers about new products hitting the market and create important professional relationships. It is how we improve our businesses and find information to ensure continued success."


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