Tag Archives: Phil Purcell

MIASF reports new data from industry impact study

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A new study on the economic impact of the marine industry in South Florida indicates steady growth in major categories like total economic output, marine-related sales, since 2018, when the last full study was released. Phil Purcell, CEO/president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (“MIASF”), presented the results at a Tri-County business luncheon hosted by MIASF on Wednesday ...

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Marine Research Hub appoints new executive director

The Marine Research Hub (MRH) announced that Katherine O’Fallon has been appointed executive director following the 501(c)(3) being awarded state funding secured by State Representative Chip LaMarca earlier this year. Most recently, O’Fallon served as Marine Magnet Coordinator at New River Middle School where she successfully oversaw the implementation of curriculum in the classrooms, developed marketing strategies, and built partnerships ...

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MIASF names new board members, award winners at annual meeting

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) hosted its 2022 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon at the Lauderdale Yacht Club on May 18 for its members, local elected officials, and community business leaders. The event kicked off as Doug West, President/General Manager of Willis Custom Yachts, and chairman of the MIASF Board of Directors, announced the newly and re-elected ...

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FLIBS reports record success for 2021 show

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The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), owners of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), together with their partner, Informa Markets, producers of FLIBS, announce the record-breaking results of an economic impact study conducted by Thomas J. Murray & Associates of the 2021 show. The study, completed in February 2022, reveals that the 62nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International ...

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Boating Industry heads to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Boating Industry team is packing their bags and heading south to attend – and cover – the world’s largest in-water boat show; the 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which will be making waves October 27th–31st at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Editor-in-Chief David Gee, managing editor Adam Quandt and sales manager Leslie Palmer will all be walking the ...

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The future of the show

By Adam Quandt With only a handful of exceptions, the past year has seen one postponement or cancellation after another when it comes to boat shows. However, with an explosion in boating popularity and the world slowly reopening, the recreational marine industry is gearing up to bring boat shows back in full force. But before we look to the future ...

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MIASF elects new board members

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) held its annual meeting virtually on June 24 using the Zoom platform. With both live and videotaped portions of the event emceed by former Denver Bronco’s running back, broadcaster, and author, Reggie Rivers, the association’s first virtual annual meeting was followed by an online after party with live music and open chat room. ...

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MIASF promotes new vice president

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) announced that Lori Wheeler has been promoted from director of operations to vice president of the association, beginning immediately. With MIASF since 2014, Wheeler has steadily advanced and continually taken on greater leadership roles and responsibilities, along with publicly representing the association. Wheeler has lived in Broward County for more than 10 ...

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MIASF names new vice president

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) announced that James Maitland, formerly of Oceanmax International, will take on the newly created vice president role beginning May 15. As national sales director for Oceanmax, worldwide distributors of Propspeed, Maitland supported key distributors throughout the Americas, increasing brand awareness, growing target markets, increasing industry association involvement, and building the U.S.-based technical ...

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