IMBC early registration numbers break record

WARREN, R.I. — Early registration numbers for the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC), scheduled for January 19–22 in Atlanta, Ga., are three times higher than last year and the highest in the conference’s history, organizers reported in a statement today.

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) and the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) — owners and operators of IMBC — are gearing up for their largest conference ever and remind people that rooms at IMBC’s host hotel are going quickly.

The IMBC is catered specifically for marina owners, managers, and staff, as well as boat repairers and yards. Over the course of four days, nearly 600 conference attendees from around the world choose from a dozen seminars, roundtable discussions, and talks ranging in topics from dockiminium values to feedback from marina consumers, as well as a panel on the current and topical issue of boating access and the ins and outs of hurricane preparedness. The show floor, which remains open for the duration of the conference, exhibits up-and-coming products along with tried-and-true vendors. On the fourth day, attendees and exhibitors can choose to reestablish contacts made at the show or connect with new people on a field trip to marinas along Lake Lanier.

For more information, a tentative agenda, and to register for the International Marina & Boatyard Conference, call 401–252–9544, or visit

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