Industry invited to help shape MDCE 2016

Boating Industry
January 28, 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,... Read more »

Final numbers show growth for MDCE 2015

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
December 23, 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... Read more »

MDCE 2015 increases attendance with expanded education opportunities


By Brianna Liestman
December 7, 2015

The Marine Dealer Conference and Expo, held on Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, had a record-breaking year for attendance. A total of 1,147 marine industry professionals attended the event, along with over 100 exhibitors. Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas partner to host the... Read more »

MDCE 2015 launches with poolside reception

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
November 16, 2015

The 2015 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo got underway with a splash Sunday night during a poolside kickoff reception at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. “We have folks from almost all of the 50 states, as well as Canada and even Australia at this year’s convention,” said Liz Walz, vice president of the... Read more »

MDCE names Best Ideas finalists

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
October 26, 2015

Four leading boat dealers will share their best ideas for business success at the Dealer-to-Dealer: Best Ideas Panel at the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. The four finalists for the Best Idea of the Year will offer insight on the marketing ideas that have worked to grow their dealerships in... Read more »

Q&A with Mike Abrashoff, MDCE Closing Keynote speaker

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Jonathan Sweet
October 21, 2015

This year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will once again feature a Closing Keynote to close out the conference. In "Get Your Ship Together," Mike Abrashoff will share the leadership lessons he learned after taking command of the USS Benfold. When he took charge, morale was low and the performance... Read more »

Q&A with MDCE opening keynote speaker Steve McClatchy

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By Brianna Liestman
October 15, 2015

Steve McClatchy is a keynote speaker, workshop leader and author of the New York Times Bestseller Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example. His firm focuses on helping companies and individuals improve performance and achieve outstanding results in a multitude of areas. Steve has... Read more »

MDCE launches scholarship program

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
October 1, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will offer three scholarships for the first time in 2015 for dealers to attend the industry’s leading retail education and networking event. The scholarships are offered in partnership with marine trade publication Soundings Trade Only. “We... Read more »

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo announces 2016 dates

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
September 22, 2015

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have announced the dates and location of the 2016 event: December 5-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. These dates, which represent a divergence from MDCE’s traditional mid-November time frame, were selected in response to... Read more »

Early Bird Discount for 2015 MDCE expires September 18


Boating Industry
September 8, 2015

The deadline to register for MDCE and receive the Early Bird Discount is on September 18. Early registrants receive a discount of $25 off their MDCE registration. For MRAA members, this discount is received on top of their $75 membership discount. This year’s event, which is scheduled to take place... Read more »

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