MRAA sponsors 2015 MDCE registration giveaway for MTA members

Attending the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, being held Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Plaza Hotel and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla., is of critical importance to marine retailers. The event provides dealers with the tools and strategies they need to boost profits and bolster their businesses in today’s changing marine retail landscape.

In an effort to support its Marine Trade Association Members and provide them with a golden opportunity to send a select few of their members to MDCE 2015 at no cost, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas offered three MTAs the chance to conduct a giveaway for one free MDCE 2015 registration each — a $499 value. This special offer was available only to MRAA-member MTAs.

“MDCE has the unique ability to fulfill dealers’ desire to be the best through education and networking opportunities that help dealers find greater success in the year ahead,” says Hannah Muerhoff, MRAA membership coordinator. “What makes this opportunity so special is that the partnership with our MTA members allows dealers to attend the conference free of charge, giving them access to the conference that they might not otherwise have had.”

This is the second year that MRAA partnered with its MTA members for this free-giveaway campaign. Dealers from the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, Marine Trades Association of Central Florida, and Boating Industries Trades Association of New York participated in this special drawing. This year’s winners are: Baywood Marine of Brick, N.J.; Smith Boys of Syracuse, N.Y.; and Gerry’s Marina of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

MDCE 2015 will offer its most powerful educational lineup yet, including 35 educational sessions — more than ever before. The conference includes a slate of in-depth Pre-Conference Workshops and four educational tracks: Leadership, Sales, Marketing and Service Plus; an Opening and Closing keynote address; MRAA Special Presentation focusing on the industry’s current technician shortage; and the all-new Learning Labs.

In recent years, MDCE has attracted more than 1,100 total participants. So far, early retail registrations for the 2015 event are at a record high.

To learn more about MDCE or to register, visit,

To learn more about MRAA membership or to join, contact MRAA membership coordinator Hannah Muerhoff at 763-333-2420 or


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