NMRA hosts educational events at IBEX

Gurnee, Ill. – To better educate industry members about the general role independent sales reps can play in a business, the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is hosting multiple events during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX). Free “Ask A Rep” sessions and workshops will be offered throughout the length of the show.

The “Ask A Rep” consultations are offered on September 30 and October 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Held at NMRA’s booth, number 2000, these brief one-on-one consultations are designed for component or accessory manufacturers new to the industry or for those who wish to learn about the value of reps in the sales chain.

NMRA members with a lifetime of experience in both OEM and aftermarket industry segments will be offering their expertise for individual discussions and to answer general questions. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be made through info@nmraonline.org.

The organization is also hosting a free workshop, “Independent Sales Reps — What Your Business Is Missing.” It is held at 3:30-4:00 p.m. on September 30 and October 1, and 1:30-2:00 p.m. on October 2 in the West Hall between the 200 and 300 aisles. In this workshop, participants will learn how reps benefit manufacturers in boatbuilder, distributor, dealer and other sales channels. Guidelines on how reps work and on establishing beneficial relationships will also be discussed.

NMRA is hosting Rep Night, October 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina. The networking event is invitation only and sponsored by NMRA member rep groups, including Atlantic Marketing, Charles. A. Perry, ComMar Sales, Inc., Cressy Marketing, Great Lakes Marine Marketing, GSW & Associates, Gulf Atlantic Marketing, Haimes-Coleman, Interwestern Sales, Love & Associates, Macaroni Marketing, Merifield Co., Midwest Outdoor Marketing, Munzinger & Co., Silverlake West Co., SGL Sales & Marketing, SM Osgood, Waters & David Co. and West Coast Sales.

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