IMI seeks proposals for conference

WARREN, R.I. — March 25 is the deadline to submit a proposal for topics at the International Marina Institute’s (IMI) fall conference, Increasing Marina Profits in the New Economy: From Surviving to Thriving.

IMI staff is accepting proposals that focus on new profit ideas, ways to use an existing marina footprint to its maximum capacity, and methods for surviving and thriving in the new economy.

Of special interest are proposals on marina reconstruction projects that have been developed and/or completed within the past three years; retrofit plans for maximizing a current footprint; ideas for streamlining business systems and processes; financing for the aforementioned types of projects; permitting and related business issues; technical engineering; marketing and social networking; and best profit ideas.

Presentations can be designed for all levels of experience—from fundamental and intermediate to advanced topics. IMI request that the information be timely, informative, and educational without overt company or product promotions.

IMI is a training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), The conference will take place October 23–25, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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