Tag Archives: Boating Industry

Rory Vaden named 2017 MDCE Closing Keynote

Self-discipline strategist, author and business motivational speaker Rory Vaden has been named the Closing Keynote speaker for the 2017 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Vaden, whose insights have been shared on Oprah radio, in Businessweek, and in SUCCESS Magazine, is the co-founder of Southwestern Consulting, a multi-million-dollar international training company. Vaden’s presentation, “Leaders Take the Stairs: Creating a Culture of ...

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MDCE 2017 issues call for presentations

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2017 conference, which will take place Dec. 10-13 in Orlando. The information being presented must be applicable to those involved in every facet of marine retailing. The goal is to provide an educational event that gives dealership owners, managers and employees the ...

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MDCE sets dealer attendance record

The final attendance numbers are in, and organizers of the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo – which took place Dec. 5-8 at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando – are thrilled with their results. In total, 640 marine dealers attended MDCE 2016, which represents an increase of more than 5 percent compared to last ...

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Another exciting year for Marine Dealer Conference & Expo

The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo (MDCE) will be held on Dec. 5-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, hosted jointly by Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA). 2015 was among the most successful years to date for the premier dealer conference in the marine industry, with a total of 1,147 marine industry ...

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2016 Boating Industry Movers & Shakers

The 6th annual Movers & Shakers Awards recognizes the top leaders in the boating industry, innovators that are willing to challenge the status quo. They are the people who make the moves that shake up and better their companies and the entire industry. From consolidating leading brands to introducing new technology to boating to educating the industry, these 10 individuals ...

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Attitudes on new markets little changed

Most in industry still not concerned about diversity, survey says Those working in the boating industry are still much more concerned about bringing younger buyers into the market than they are about attracting non-white buyers, according to the latest Boating Industry reader survey. We surveyed readers of Boating Industry’s print and digital products, including dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and others working ...

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At the Helm: Tackling the labor shortage

I’ve taken several trips visiting manufacturers and dealers this summer and keep hearing one recurring complaint: We can’t find enough help. There may not be a bigger challenge facing the industry today than the labor shortage. While the problem first reared its head years ago, the recession pushed it to the sideline for many years. Now, as sales have recovered ...

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2016 Boating Industry Bold Moves

We profiled our four 2016 Movers & Shakers, but there are several other industry leaders working to improve boating. The six leaders on the following pages are also making bold moves to advance boating by improving technology, rebuilding iconic brands and raising the professionalism of the entire industry. Fuel solutions  Bill Brackney Manager, Product Engineering and Development, Moeller Marine Products ...

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Last call: MDCE early bird registration ends today

Marine retailers planning to attend the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have just today — Friday, Sept 23 — before special Early Bird Registration pricing expires. Each registration processed before 11:59 p.m. EST today, qualifies for an instant $25 discount per attendee, and members of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas can also enjoy an additional $75 in ...

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