Tag Archives: Marine Dealer Conference & Expo

2016 Best Ideas White Paper now available

The 2016 Best Ideas White Paper is now available at BoatingIndustry.com. The Best Ideas are selected from the best strategies dealers used to improve their businesses in the past year. From the Best Ideas, four finalists were selected for the Best Ideas panel at the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo in Orlando, and the winner, Mary Jo Goettling of Blue ...

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Final numbers show growth for MDCE 2015

Final tabulations have been completed, and it’s official: the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo featured more than 4 percent growth in retail attendance, a 21-percent jump in Pre-Conference Workshop registrations, and a sold-out Expo Hall with more than 100 exhibitors. A total of 1,147 marine industry professionals from throughout North America and as far away as Australia traveled to ...

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MDCE 2015 launches with poolside reception

The 2015 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo got underway with a splash Sunday night during a poolside kickoff reception at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. “We have folks from almost all of the 50 states, as well as Canada and even Australia at this year’s convention,” said Liz Walz, vice president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas—which cohosts MDCE ...

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MDCE names Best Ideas finalists

Four leading boat dealers will share their best ideas for business success at the Dealer-to-Dealer: Best Ideas Panel at the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. The four finalists for the Best Idea of the Year will offer insight on the marketing ideas that have worked to grow their dealerships in a panel discussion moderated by Boating Industry editor-in-chief Jonathan ...

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Q&A with Mike Abrashoff, MDCE Closing Keynote speaker

This year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will once again feature a Closing Keynote to close out the conference. In "Get Your Ship Together," Mike Abrashoff will share the leadership lessons he learned after taking command of the USS Benfold. When he took charge, morale was low and the performance of the ship ranked near the bottom of the Pacific ...

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MDCE introduces session recommendations

MINNEAPOLIS — In response to dealers’ requests for help choosing the right educational sessions for their skills and experience, for the first time in 2015, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will feature recommendations for each of its 35 educational offerings. The recommendations will include the following: Fundamental – Explores the basics, which serve as the building blocks on which ...

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Steve McClatchy named MDCE opening keynote speaker

MINNEAPOLIS — Steve McClatchy has been named opening keynote presenter at the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in November. Author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example,” McClatchy uses high energy and humor to deliver strategies and tools that help business leaders focus on the true drivers of performance, ...

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Registration opens for newly redesigned MDCE

MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo kick off the grand opening of registration today with a brand new marketing campaign. The fresh look for MDCE includes an updated logo and new imagery inspired by marine retailers’ passion for the boating business. “MDCE attendees are a pretty diverse group, but what they share in common is a ...

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MDCE 2010: A trip worth taking

One week from today, everyone here at Boating Industry should be breathing just a bit more easily as this magazine’s busiest week of the year will have just concluded. Sitting here this morning, however, next Friday still seems miles away. The 2010 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo officially opens Monday afternoon, but preparations have been going on since not long ...

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MDCE early-bird registration about to expire

This Sunday there will be exactly six weeks left until the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo begins at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza hotel in Orlando. Not coincidentally, Monday is the last day attendees will receive the "early bird" registration rate of $399 ($349 if you’re an MRAA member). If you haven’t considered going to the conference, ...

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