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MDCE launches special VIP kit promotion

Register for the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo before Aug. 31 and receive a comprehensive VIP Event Planning Kit, offering numerous opportunities to maximize your team’s success while in Orlando. Designed to help marine retailers customize their MDCE experience, the VIP Kit will guide attendees through every aspect of the show, from its Expo Hall and networking events to ...

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Q&A with MDCE closing keynote speaker Sam Dantzler

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Sam Dantzler of Sam’s Watersports Dock and Garage Composites is a familiar face to anyone who has attended the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in the past few years. However, the 2016 MDCE will offer attendees to experience Dantzler’s expertise in a whole new way. Dantzler will present the closing keynote, “Change: It’s the Only Option,” on the final day ...

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MDCE adds Seth Mattison Award Breakfast keynote

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Organizers of 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have added a third keynote address to the event’s educational agenda, hiring Seth Mattison – founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs – to deliver a high energy presentation on “The New World of Work.” The keynote will cover the challenges of workforce trends and generational dynamics and demonstrate ways boating ...

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Sam Dantzler named MDCE 2016 Closing Keynote speaker

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Organizers of the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have announced Sam Dantzler of Sam’s Watersports Dock and Garage Composites will deliver the Closing Keynote. Dantzler will share exactly how dealers can to the radical transformation taking place in their employees, customers and retailing itself. “When you look at the recent sales growth, it’s easy to be fooled into thinking ...

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Josh Linkner named MDCE 2016 Opening Keynote speaker

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Organizers of the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have announced New York Times best-selling author and serial entrepreneur Josh Linkner will deliver the Opening Keynote, titled "The Gravity-Defying Leader: Innovative Approaches to Hyper-Growth Leadership." Linkner, who has invested in and mentored over 100 startups, will speak to more than 1,000 marine dealers, manufacturers and service providers from throughout North ...

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April MDCE registrations break record

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Organizers of marine retailers’ premier annual educational event report they have once again seen strong demand for the year’s best registration prices, announcing a record number of dealer sign-ups at April rates. A total of 169 retailers registered for the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo during the month of April, two more than the high water mark set last ...

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MDCE opens call for marine retail case studies

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Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are asking dealers to respond to their call for dealer case studies, which will close on Friday, April 29. “In response to MDCE attendees’ requests for more dealer-to-dealer education, we are adding a brand new dealer case study to each of the four tracks: Leadership, Sales, Service Plus and Marketing,” Liz Walz, ...

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Registration opens for MDCE 2016

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Secure the year’s best prices by signing up to attend the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo when registration kicks off on April 1. All month long, marine retailers and their teams will save $50 per person off the Full Conference Retail Registration Rate, with members of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas eligible to receive an additional $75 ...

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Industry invited to help shape MDCE 2016

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have begun planning for the 2016 educational agenda, and seek the help of prospective attendees from throughout the boating industry to shape the itinerary. The time commitment? Just three minutes. Take the Pre-MDCE 2016 Attendee Survey Now Each year, the process of building the MDCE educational lineup begins with a thorough review ...

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Final numbers show growth for MDCE 2015

Final tabulations have been completed, and it’s official: the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo featured more than 4 percent growth in retail attendance, a 21-percent jump in Pre-Conference Workshop registrations, and a sold-out Expo Hall with more than 100 exhibitors. A total of 1,147 marine industry professionals from throughout North America and as far away as Australia traveled to ...

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