IMC sponsorship opportunities still remain

WASHINGTON – Sponsorship opportunities for the 2005 International Marina Conference – to be held Jan. 9-12 in San Diego – are dwindling, but do still remain, the Marina Operators Association of America said today in a press release.

MOAA will be producing the event in conjunction with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations, the International Marina Institute, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association.

Conference organizers say “great opportunities” are still available for those organizations wanting to highlight their products or services at the event.

IMC ’05 has gotten an especially big sponsorship boost from Bellingham Marine, which will sponsor three events and the conference computer bag provided to all registrants, according to MOAA.

“Bellingham Marine has really stepped up and taken advantage of the unique opportunity that sponsoring IMC’05 represents,” said Jim Frye, executive director of MOAA and the IMI. “This international program will attract marina operators from around the world and is ideally suited to anyone that is hoping to sell products and services to a broad array of marina operators. We are most appreciative of Bellingham’s strong support of this year’s program.”

The current sponsors who have joined the conference include:

Session Sponsors

  • Premier Materials Technology – Panel 1: Be a First Rate Marina
  • Centek Industries – Panel 3: Clean Marinas – Voluntary Compliance with Environmental Management
  • DockMaster Software Systems – Panel 4: Software Solutions Revealed
  • WESTREC Marinas – Panel 6: Discussion of Best Profit Center Ideas & Solutions
  • Marina Power & Lighting – Panel 10: Marina Operations & Management Issues
  • Marina & Dock Equipment – Panel 11: Barrier Free Access to Marinas & Boating Facilities
  • Chubb Custom Markets – Liability Issues for Marina Operators
  • Flagship Marinas – Conference Keynote Address with Thom Dammrich
  • Event Sponsors

  • Bellingham Marine – Welcome Reception
  • Marine Recreation Association – Monday Morning Break
  • Bellingham Marine – Monday Lunch
  • DockMaster Software Systems – Monday Social Hour
  • Bellingham Marine – Tuesday Morning Break
  • Universal Insurance Services, Inc. – Tuesday Lunch
  • Weiss & Jones LLP – Tuesday Afternoon Break
  • Other Conference Sponsorships

  • Bellingham Marine – Computer Bags provided to registrants
  • ValvTect Petroleum Products – Conference Hats provided to registrants
  • Watch Captain/Quadrant Corp. – Conference Web page (
  • Exhibitor spaces are also still available for organizations in the marina industry. Information about sponsoring, exhibiting or attending the conference can be found online at or by calling toll free (866) 367-6622.

    IMC ’05 replaces the National Marina and Boatyard Conference, which will return to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 2006.

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