Tag Archives: MDCE

MRAA kicks off scholarship application process

The MRAA Educational Foundation has kicked off the 2016 application process for its four annual scholarships, as well as the Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award, at MRAA.com/Foundation. The award and scholarships are presented during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Dec. 5-8 in Orlando, and are intended to financially assist the professional development of those working in ...

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Q&A with MDCE closing keynote speaker Sam Dantzler

Sam Dantzler of Sam’s Watersports Dock and Garage Composites is a familiar face to anyone who has attended the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in the past few years. However, the 2016 MDCE will offer attendees to experience Dantzler’s expertise in a whole new way. Dantzler will present the closing keynote, “Change: It’s the Only Option,” on the final day ...

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MDCE adds Seth Mattison Award Breakfast keynote

Organizers of 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have added a third keynote address to the event’s educational agenda, hiring Seth Mattison – founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs – to deliver a high energy presentation on “The New World of Work.” The keynote will cover the challenges of workforce trends and generational dynamics and demonstrate ways boating ...

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Sam Dantzler named MDCE 2016 Closing Keynote speaker

Organizers of the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have announced Sam Dantzler of Sam’s Watersports Dock and Garage Composites will deliver the Closing Keynote. Dantzler will share exactly how dealers can to the radical transformation taking place in their employees, customers and retailing itself. “When you look at the recent sales growth, it’s easy to be fooled into thinking ...

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MDCE opens call for marine retail case studies

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are asking dealers to respond to their call for dealer case studies, which will close on Friday, April 29. “In response to MDCE attendees’ requests for more dealer-to-dealer education, we are adding a brand new dealer case study to each of the four tracks: Leadership, Sales, Service Plus and Marketing,” Liz Walz, ...

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Registration opens for MDCE 2016

Secure the year’s best prices by signing up to attend the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo when registration kicks off on April 1. All month long, marine retailers and their teams will save $50 per person off the Full Conference Retail Registration Rate, with members of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas eligible to receive an additional $75 ...

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New MDCE dates offer opportunities for conference

The Marine Dealer Conference and Expo, which is co-produced by Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, will be held on Dec. 5-8 for 2016. The conference was previously held annually during the third week in November. This move is expected to benefit dealers and exhibitors alike who otherwise had conflicts attending. Several dealers and exhibitors have ...

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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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Marine Dealer Conference & Expo issues calls for presentations

MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2016 conference, which will take place Dec. 5-8, 2016, in Orlando. Presentations should be directed at an audience of marine dealership professionals, from dealership principals and general managers to employees and managers working in sales, marketing, service, parts, accessories, finance ...

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MRAA named 2015 Association of the Year

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has been selected from a distinguished field of nominees and recently named the “2015 Association of the Year” by the Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE). The award was presented during MSAE’s annual leadership conference in St. Cloud. “The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is a vibrant association who ...

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