NMEA announces schedule for conference and expo

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced the schedule for the International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., October 3-7. The trade-only event focused exclusively on marine electronics is five days of manufacturer training, technical sessions, installer certification classes, a manufacturer product expo, awards and networking with decision makers in the marine electronics industry.

Manufacturers offering technical training sessions include:

Actisense, Airmar, B&G, Cobham, Flir, Furuno, Garmin, GOST, Intellian, IRIS, KVH, Lowrance, Maretron, Nobeltec, Omnisense, Raymarine, Seatronx, Simrad , SI-TEX, Wave WiFi.

In addition, training for Basic and Advanced Marine Electronics Installer and NMEA 2000 Installer certifications are available for a separate registration fee.

Tuesday and Wednesday mornings host the education sessions, which are followed by a buffet lunch and the manufacturer expo hall, which is open from 1:30 to 6:30 pm. A sponsored reception highlights both days of the exposition. Below is the lineup of education sessions:

  • Email Marketing, Google Business, and Social Media – Presenter – Sean Chapman, Navico
  • Hands-on Connectors – Presenter – Kevin Boughton, Midcoast Marine Electronics
  • Specialty Diagnostic Tools – Presenter – Kevin Boughton, Midcoast Marine Electronics
  • Commercial Sonar Panel – Moderator – Steve Katz, Steve’s Marine Service. Panelists – Atlantic Marine Electronics, Furuno, Simrad, SI-TEX
  • Selling Safety with Marine Electronics – Presenter – John Barry, Technical Marine Support
  • Get Familiar with OneNet – Presenter – Mark Oslund, NMEA Director of Standards
  • Modernizing AIS – Presenter – Brian Tetreault, Army Corps of Engineers
  • Space and the Future of Satellite Communications – Presenter – Blad Stavropoulos, Intellian
  • Engage with your local trade school – Presenter – Anne Avery, Skagit Valley College

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