New additions planned for IMBC

WARREN, R.I. – The Association of Marina Industries and the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association – producers of the International Marina & Boatyard Conference – are saying this year’s event, which begins tomorrow in Atlanta, holds many new features.

“This year, we’ve included new elements, such as an Internet café and wireless hotspot on the exhibit floor, and live product demonstrations with exhibitors,” said Alex Laidlaw, AMI chair. “Plus, we’re holding the conference in one of Marriott’s premier hotels, the Atlanta Marquis — currently, only two premier properties exist.”

A field trip to Lake Lanier, a keynote address by Gary Lalonde of Premier Performance, and a closing keynote with Bill Yeargin of Correct Craft are all included on the agenda this year, as well.

IMBC staff has also added a special breakout panel entitled “What To Do When the Water Goes Away” that will include marina managers from Lake Lanier who have firsthand experience with the record-breaking drought happening in the southeast.

IMBC is the only show catered specifically for marina owners, managers, and staff, as well as boat repairers and yards. Over the course of four days, nearly 600 conference participants from around the world choose from a dozen seminars, roundtable discussions, and talks and walk the show floor, which remains open for the duration of the conference.

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