NMDA returns as MDCE education sponsor

The National Marine Distributors Association has signed on, for the sixth consecutive year, as an Education Sponsor for the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.

Representing distributors of marine products, as well as many accessory manufacturers, the NMDA supports the broader marine industry through promotion of boating to consumers, promotion of wholesale distributors as the best way for manufacturers to move products and promotions to independent marine outlets, and promotion of the independent marine outlets as the best places to sell and buy products.

“We see the MDCE as the ultimate way to help support dealers and their ability to deliver quality products and services to today’s boaters,” said Nancy Cueroni, executive director of NMDA. “We support the educational programming to help bolster the quality of speakers and to help ensure that the event offers the latest trends and insights for success in today’s market.”

In addition to the promotional programs noted above, NMDA offers a sales, training, education and purchasing event for its members; a Supplier of the Year Award, as recognized by its distributor members; a distribution profit report; and an executive conference where meetings between distributors and manufacturers are pre-arranged.

“NMDA has been passionate about its mission to promote independent marine outlets through its support of both the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and the MDCE,” said Matt Gruhn, MRAA president. “They’ve come to us year after year with a desire to directly support the educational programming that we use to help our retailers grow and find greater success, and we are grateful for this great relationship.”

“NMDA’s return to the MDCE as Education Sponsor is welcome news,” said Boating Industry Editor Tim Hennagir. “Their continuing support will help bring leading experts and insights to the four education tracks at this year’s conference.”

The 2017 MDCE will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Dec. 10-13. It is co-produced by the MRAA and Boating Industry.

For more information, visit MarineDealerConference.com.

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