Tag Archives: MDCE

MDCE 2015 increases attendance with expanded education opportunities

The Marine Dealer Conference and Expo, held on Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, had a record-breaking year for attendance. A total of 1,147 marine industry professionals attended the event, along with over 100 exhibitors. Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas partner to host the event. Total marine retail attendance was 609, an increase of over 4 percent ...

Read More »

Q&A with Melissa Danko, 2015 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year

Melissa Danko, executive director of the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, was named the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year for 2015 at the awards breakfast during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which took play on Nov. 15-18. Danko has led the association for the past 15 years after working in the hotel industry for 10 years. Her ...

Read More »

Q&A with MDCE opening keynote speaker Steve McClatchy

Steve McClatchy is a keynote speaker, workshop leader and author of the New York Times Bestseller Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example. His firm focuses on helping companies and individuals improve performance and achieve outstanding results in a multitude of areas. Steve has spoken before thousands of audiences on the topics of work/life balance, goal achievement ...

Read More »

#BICoverPics contest ends tomorrow

We’ve been having some fun at Boating Industry with our #BICoverPics social media contest. There have been photos of staff members’ children, superhero recreations, selfies and more. We wanted to try and have some fun with the contest ourselves because we want to use as many fun photos from you all as possible in a display at the Marine Dealer Conference & ...

Read More »

MDCE launches scholarship program

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will offer three scholarships for the first time in 2015 for dealers to attend the industry’s leading retail education and networking event. The scholarships are offered in partnership with marine trade publication Soundings Trade Only. “We believe in the power of education to help our industry improve and grow,” says Dean Waite, ...

Read More »

Early Bird Discount for 2015 MDCE expires September 18

The deadline to register for MDCE and receive the Early Bird Discount is on September 18. Early registrants receive a discount of $25 off their MDCE registration. For MRAA members, this discount is received on top of their $75 membership discount. This year’s event, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Plaza ...

Read More »

Matt Sellhorst book giveaway open until August 31

Charlotte, N.C. – Author and marketing coach Matt Sellhorst announced he will be giving away a downloadable version of his book “Marine Marketing Strategies: Which Ones Actually Work and Which Ones are Guaranteed to Drain Your Bank Account, Jeopardize Your Margins and Squash Your Dealerships Quest for Higher Profits” to celebrate the end of an enormous selling season for his coaching ...

Read More »

MDCE unveils 2015 VIP Planning Kit offer

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have launched a VIP Event Planning Kit promotion designed to help attendees plan for and get the most out of their attendance at the 2015 MDCE. In addition to the Early Bird Discount of $25 and an MRAA Member discount of $75, those who register on or before August 31 will receive ...

Read More »

MRAA sponsors 2015 MDCE registration giveaway for MTA members

Attending the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, being held Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Plaza Hotel and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla., is of critical importance to marine retailers. The event provides dealers with the tools and strategies they need to boost profits and bolster their businesses in today’s changing marine retail landscape. In ...

Read More »

MDCE 2015 expands Pre-Conference Workshops

MINNEAPOLIS — In response to record-high ratings from attendees in 2014, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo has expanded the number of Pre-Conference Workshops offered at this year’s event from seven to 12. “When we consider where to invest in growing MDCE, the most important consideration is the potential impact it will have on our attendees,” explains Liz Walz, vice president ...

Read More »