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Organizers launch MDCE 2015 Survey

MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have begun planning for the 2015 educational agenda, including some new features that will allow attendees to further customize the event to meet their unique interests and needs. Each year, the process of building the MDCE educational lineup begins with a thorough review of the session evaluations from the prior ...

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Ryan Estis shares strategies to help dealers win more business

After three powerful days of education and networking at the industry’s premier annual dealer event, attendees of the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla., were treated to an inspiring Closing Keynote address delivered by world-renowned business performance expert Ryan Estis. Estis spoke before a room of marine retailers Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, and discussed strategies for dealers ...

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Chaparral/Robalo and Wet Sounds win “Best in Show” at 2014 MDCE

ORLANDO, November 19, 2014 — Chaparral/Robalo and Wet Sounds were each named “Best in Show” at the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. The awards were presented this morning, Wednesday, Nov. 19, during the annual MDCE Awards Breakfast at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The MDCE “Best in Show” awards recognize the hard work that MDCE exhibitors put ...

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Chester Elton delivers energized 2014 MDCE keynote address

ORLANDO, November 18, 2014 — To succeed as a manager, you need to get your people to fully commit to you and your business; to go “all in.” Whether you manage the smallest of teams or a big, multi-location marine dealership, you are the owner of a work culture — and few things will have a bigger impact on your ...

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Q&A with MDCE closing keynote speaker Ryan Estis

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For the first time, this year’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will feature a closing keynote speaker, designed to send you back to your business inspired and ready to use all of the information gathered at the conference. Ryan Estis will deliver this high-energy address, sponsored by the members of the Boating Industry Top 100 Hall of Fame – MarineMax, ...

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Q&A with MDCE keynote speaker Chester Elton

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Chester Elton is a global expert on workplace trends, internationally known for books such as “The Carrot Principle," “24-Carrot Manager” and “The Orange Revolution.” At the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, taking place Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., dealers have a chance to hear from Elton, one of the most requested speakers by past attendees. Elton will be kicking ...

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Rethink your target market at MDCE 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. demographics aren’t just starting to shift; they already have. If marine dealerships want to capitalize on the changing faces of today’s market, they need real-world, implementable strategies for reaching these new prospects in a way that resonates with their individual needs, wants and desires. At the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, taking place Nov. 16-19 in ...

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Young professionals: Carve a path to success at MDCE 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Today’s young professionals are the future of the retail marine industry. But if the next generation is not ready to face the unique challenges that come with being a dealership proprietor, it risks jeopardizing business stability and making the march forward an uphill climb. At the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, taking place Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, ...

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MDCE 2014 Early Bird registrations hit record high

Registrations for the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are at a record high of 683 following the close of the event’s Early Bird registration period, which ended at midnight Central Time on Friday, Sept. 19. This number represents a 14.4-percent increase over registration figures at the same time last year. Last year’s Early Bird total of 597 registrations represented ...

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Plan for peak performance at MDCE 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Everyone seeks to improve and grow their business, whether the focus is revenue, profits, customer loyalty, employee satisfaction, or all of the above. But without smart goals and a step-by-step plan to reach them, it’s unlikely you’ll move the needle. At the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, taking place Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., leadership guru John ...

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