IMBC has most-ever registrations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) opened this week with the most registered attendees in its near ten year existence, according to organizers. More than 820 registrations were sold for this year’s conference, Jan. 26–28, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

“The continued development of IMBC’s educational program and events attracts new exhibitors and participants each year,” Jim Frye, president and chair of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), IMBC’s producer, said in a release. “We are pleased to provide an unmatched networking, business development, and educational experience to more marina professionals every January.”

IMBC includes an exhibit hall, networking events, and educational seminars, including a keynote address by motivational speaker Vince Morvillo, owner of Sea Lake Yacht Sales, a seminar analyzing and discussing the results of AMI’s industry trends survey, a presentation on customer loyalty, and three sessions on hurricane preparedness produced by BoatU.S.

Formed in 2002 as the National Marina & Boatyard Conference, the International Marina & Boatyard Conference is currently the only show catered specifically to marina and boatyard owners, operators, and managers.

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) is a nonprofit membership organization providing management training, education, and information about research, legislation, and environmental issues affecting the marina industry.

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