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MDCE 2018 issues call for presentations

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo - the marine industry’s only dealer-specific educational conference - are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2018 conference, which will take place Dec. 9-12 in Orlando, Fla. Each year, MDCE show producers strive to build an educational event that gives dealership owners, managers and employees the tools and insight to ...

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Lighthouse Media Solutions named official MDCE video marketing partner

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo announced that Lighthouse Media Solutions has been named the official video marketing partner of the 2017 MDCE, to be held Dec. 10-13 in Orlando. Lighthouse Media Solutions has been producing professional, high-quality marketing video for MDCE since 2013. Based out of Hyannis, Mass., the digital multimedia company specializes in lifestyle content marketing, ...

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NMDA returns as MDCE education sponsor

The National Marine Distributors Association has signed on, for the sixth consecutive year, as an Education Sponsor for the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Representing distributors of marine products, as well as many accessory manufacturers, the NMDA supports the broader marine industry through promotion of boating to consumers, promotion of wholesale distributors as the best way for manufacturers to move ...

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MRAA opens 2017 scholarship application process

The MRAA Educational Foundation has kicked off the 2017 application process for its five annual scholarships, as well as the Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award. The award and scholarships, which will be presented during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Dec. 10-13 in Orlando, are intended to financially assist the professional development of those working in the ...

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Rory Vaden named 2017 MDCE Closing Keynote

Self-discipline strategist, author and business motivational speaker Rory Vaden has been named the Closing Keynote speaker for the 2017 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Vaden, whose insights have been shared on Oprah radio, in Businessweek, and in SUCCESS Magazine, is the co-founder of Southwestern Consulting, a multi-million-dollar international training company. Vaden’s presentation, “Leaders Take the Stairs: Creating a Culture of ...

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Tim Sanders named 2017 MDCE Opening Keynote

Best-selling author and noted innovation guru Tim Sanders has been named the Opening Keynote speaker for the 2017 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Slated for Monday, Dec. 11, Sanders’ keynote presentation, titled “How Digital Can Supercharge Your Business,” will offer actionable advice on how to leverage customer media, inexpensive content, and targeted social ads to help dealers bring more clients ...

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MDCE dealer registration off to a record start

Dealer registration for the 2017 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo launched with great momentum in April, setting a new opening-month registration record for the December event. With 193 total dealer registrations during the April Earliest Bird savings period, MDCE attracted a more than 15 percent increase in registrations compared to the same period in 2016, and momentum has continued since ...

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MDCE 2017 issues call for presentations

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2017 conference, which will take place Dec. 10-13 in Orlando. The information being presented must be applicable to those involved in every facet of marine retailing. The goal is to provide an educational event that gives dealership owners, managers and employees the ...

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Industry invited to help shape MDCE 2017

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have begun the planning process for the 2017 agenda, and are looking for input from boating industry professionals to create an educational experience that offers fresh value to all marine retailers. Take the Pre-MDCE 2017 Attendee Survey Now 2016 was a record setting year for the MDCE, attracting 640 marine retailers, and ...

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MDCE sets dealer attendance record

The final attendance numbers are in, and organizers of the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo – which took place Dec. 5-8 at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando – are thrilled with their results. In total, 640 marine dealers attended MDCE 2016, which represents an increase of more than 5 percent compared to last ...

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