IMI conference to address marina profits

WARREN, R.I. — The International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), has scheduled its annual fall conference for October 23–25, 2011. This year’s topic is “Increasing Marina Profits in the New Economy: From Surviving to Thriving” and the event will be held at the Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Seminar topics will focus on new profit ideas, how to use an existing marina footprint to its maximum capacity, and ways to survive and thrive in the new economy. Marina reconstruction, retrofit plans, best profit ideas, and ways to streamline business systems and processes will also be included in the program. The conference will feature products that assist marinas in increasing profits and offer many networking opportunities for speakers, vendors and attendees.

“The economic recession has inspired marina owners and operators to be more creative, innovative and responsive,” Jim Frye, AMI’s president and chair, says. “This annual conference is a perfect opportunity for marina professionals to share new ideas and network with peers in an effort to increase the viability of their businesses.”

Held in south Florida prior to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, IMI’s annual conference is dedicated to updates in drystack technology on a biennial basis while focusing on current and timely topics of interest during the years in between.

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