NMBC sponsorships almost sold out

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sponsorship opportunities for the 2004 National Marina & Boatyard Conference and Exposition are almost completely sold out, with only three remaining, organizers reported in a recent statement.

The current sponsors who have joined the conference include:


HyPower – “Marinas as Outreach and Education Centers” Session

Centex Industries Inc. – “Emergency Preparedness – What went Right with Hurricane Isabel?” Session

Marina & Dock Equipment – “Cutting Edge Communications Technology”

Marina Power and Lighting, Inc. – “Trends in Marina, Boatyard and Dealer Financing” Session

HydroHoist Boat Lifts – “Human Resources – The Challenge of the Next Decade” Session

Atlantic-Meeco, Inc. – “State Legislative Activity – Which State Laws will impact your business and boating in general?” Session

Quadrant Corp. /Watch Captain – “Invasive Species – Aquatic Hitchhikers – Non-Indigenous Threats!” Session

Premier Materials Technology – “Best Profit Ideas Roundtable – Learn and Share your ideas for increasing sales, income and profit” Session

Formex Manufacturing, Inc. – “Industry Trends- What the Research Says, and some Preliminary Recommendations” Session

2004 National Marina Day Sponsors – “National Marina Day: Putting the marina industry’s grassroots lobbying tool to work for your facility” Session
(NMD Sponsors include: Atlantic-Meeco Inc., Bellingham Marine, BoatU.S., EMP Industries, Inc., EZ-Dock Inc., Flagship Marinas, Formex Floats, HydroHoist International, Marinas International, OnyxMansfield Energy Services, Premier Materials Technology, Inc., ShoreMaster, Universal Insurance Services, ValvTect Petroleum Products)


Quadrant Corp. /Watch Captain – Wednesday Evening Reception

Bellingham Marine – Thursday Luncheon

Universal Insurance Service, Inc. – Thursday Marina and Boatyard Industry Award Reception

Valvtect Petroleum Products – Friday Luncheon

Sponsorship opportunities that remain include:

Benefactor Sessions:
“The Dynamic Insurance Market” Session
“Dispute Resolution-Coupling the Expertise of a Marine Surveyor” Session

Event Sponsorship:
All Industry Sit-Down Breakfast – Saturday Morning-Keynote Speaker, Captain James Watson, Commander, USCG Marine Safety Office

The 2004 National Marina and Boatyard Conference and Exposition takes place February 4-7, 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The National Marina and Boatyard Conference and Exposition is produced by the Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA), the International Marina Institute (IMI) and American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), in affiliation with the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA).

More information regarding the remaining sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by contacting Mari Lou Livingood with MOAA at (202) 721-1630 or by emailing mlivingood@nmma.org.

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