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Last call: MDCE early bird registration ends today


Marine retailers planning to attend the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have just today — Friday, Sept 23 — before special Early Bird Registration pricing expires. Each registration processed before 11:59 p.m. EST today, qualifies for an instant $25 discount per attendee, and members of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas can also enjoy an additional $75 in ...

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Your last chance for your MDCE Early Bird discount


If you're heading to this year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, you'll want to act by Friday to take advantage of the Early Bird discount. MDCE is December 5-8 at the Orange County Convention in Orlando and is produced by Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. Last year more than 1,100 industry professionals attended MDCE and ...

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Q&A with MDCE Breakfast Keynote speaker Seth Mattison


This year, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo has added its first Breakfast Keynote. Seth Mattison, founder of FutureSight Labs, will kick off the final day of MDCE on Thursday, December 8, with his talk "The New World of Work." We talked to Mattison about what dealers can expect from his talk and what he hopes they learn at MDCE. ...

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MDCE retail registrations break previous record


Organizers of the premier educational conference designed exclusively for marine retailers are reporting that the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo saw the most August retail registrations in the event’s history last month. August registrations are up nearly 5 percent year-over-year, according to organizers. In addition, year-to-date, retail registrations were up 13 percent as of the end of August, compared to ...

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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


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


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


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


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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