MDCE 2014 issues call for presentations

ORLANDO – Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2014 MDCE, which will be held Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 14.

Presentations should be directed at an audience of marine dealership professionals, from dealership principals and general managers to employees and managers of such departments as sales, marketing, service, parts, accessories, F&I, boat clubs, boat rentals and marina operations.

MDCE organizers are looking for presentations on advanced, intermediate and fundamental business topics. The information to be presented should be timely, informative and educational, offering concrete takeaways the audience can bring back to their business to accelerate future success.

If you have an idea for an educational seminar that would make a meaningful contribution to MDCE 2014 and the presentations skills to entertain and engage our audience, we want to hear from you. To submit a presentation proposal, please visit and fill out the form. Have a question? Don’t hesitate to call or email Liz Walz at or 315-692-4533.

The 2013 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo attracted 614 dealership employees, a record number for the event. Add in exhibitors, sponsors and their staff, and the total attendance at the event was more than 1,200 people, also a new record.

One of the main draws of the event for dealers are its tracks of educational content. The 2014 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo will offer a fresh line-up of educational sessions, providing the new ideas, best practices and deep insight dealership professionals need to excel in a changing marketplace. To download an overview of the 2013 educational agenda or learn more about the 2014 event, visit

About MDCE
The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo is the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ annual conference and member meeting. As the marine industry’s only dealer-specific educational conference, the MDCE features an in-depth line-up of educational topics, a full-featured expo hall, and a series of fixed networking opportunities, all of which are designed to help marine dealers connect with and learn from others who can foster their success. The MDCE is co-produced by the MRAA and Boating Industry, and it offers pre-conference workshops, two keynote presentations, three tracks of educational content, and more than 20 sessions in all. It will be held Nov. 16-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Click here to learn more.

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