Tag Archives: MDCE

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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Boat Trader, Boats.com offer complimentary one-on-one website consultations at MDCE

Boat Trader and boats.com announced they will be offering dealers one-on-one website tutorials at this year’s Marine Dealer & Conference Expo (MDCE) taking place in Orlando Dec. 5-8. MDCE is co-produced in partnership with Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. Their team will offer demos showing how they can help customers create a website that will ...

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At the Helm: 16 reasons to attend MDCE 2016

For boat dealers, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo is one of your best options for growing and improving your business. MDCE, produced by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Boating Industry, is December 5-8 in Orlando. There are plenty of reasons to attend MDCE, but here are 16 of the best. Find more at MarineDealerConference.com. 1. Josh ...

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Streamline your processes to prepare for overtime rule

Assuming none of the efforts to block or delay the overtime rule are successful, business owners will need to have all their ducks in a row in three weeks to make sure their employees are properly classified under the new standards from the Department of Labor. That’s not a lot of time to get organized. There is a lot you ...

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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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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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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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MDCE retail registrations break previous record

Organizers of the premier educational conference designed exclusively for marine retailers are reporting that the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo saw the most August retail registrations in the event’s history last month. August registrations are up nearly 5 percent year-over-year, according to organizers. In addition, year-to-date, retail registrations were up 13 percent as of the end of August, compared to ...

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