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Four NMMA boat & sportshows recognized as top public events

Press Release CHICAGO – October 17, 2012 – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) announced this week its Top Public Events for 2012, including four of the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) boat and sportshows in the Established Events category: the Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show, Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show, Progressive Insurance New ...

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Aktion Parks joins Olympic wakeboarding effort

Press Release ORLANDO, FLA (October 16, 2012) — Today Correct Craft subsidiary Aktion Parks announced that it has joined with the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) in an effort to make wakeboarding an Olympic Sport. In addition to a financial contribution, Aktion Parks will work closely with the IWWF to promote their Wakeboard 2020 Vision campaign. The goal of ...

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MRAA launches Young Professionals Community

Press Release MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today that it has launched a brand new Young Professionals Community to foster growth and networking opportunities among emerging leaders in the marine industry. The brainchild of the MRAA’s Young Leaders Advisory Council, this Young Professionals Community will offer any interested industry participants new and exciting ways to ...

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What are MDCE Bonus Sessions?

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I've been communicating lately with some of the presenters who are offering bonus sessions at this year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. If you've been to the event before, you've probably attended one of these sessions, but if not, the concept of a bonus session might seem a little strange to you. When we say that we have 22 all-new ...

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Procrastinators (like me): Time to sign up for MDCE

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If you're anything like me, you've probably been guiltily ignoring the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo registration reminders that have been hitting your inbox in recent weeks, telling yourself you'll look into signing up when things settle down a little bit. Of course, we're deluding ourselves most of the time — we never quite get to that magical period where ...

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Report: Women help propel boat rental businesses

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a report this morning on the influence of women on the recent success of boat-sharing businesses. According to the report, boat-sharing businesses are helping women become more comfortable on the water. Click here to read the complete article. Boating Industry wrote about the boat club trend in September and recently spoke to the CEO of ...

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Florida marine trade association launches own grow boating effort

During the downturn, the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association produced a commercial aimed at growing boating in the area. The only missing ingredient was a call to action and a place to send viewers, so the association created GoBoatingFlorida.com. First launched in October, the website has since grown into a one-stop resource for prospective southwest Florida boaters, who can learn ...

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Marine Marketers of America launches “2012 Summer of Learning Series”

Press Release Norfolk, Va. – Marine Marketers of America (MMA) today announced its second phase of new professional development webinar series slated for the summer of 2012. The series will focus on hot components of today’s marketing landscape – mobile marketing, social networking, personalized and embedded video and cross or integrated media. As part of its ongoing mission to provide ...

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MDCE releases 2012 lineup

The Marine Dealer Conference and Expo has released its 2012 lineup via this year's event brochure, and everyone here at Boating Industry is pretty excited about the sessions that will be available. A big consideration this year was ensuring that MDCE remains vital for people who attend each year, so you'll notice a number of brand-new speakers as well as ...

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