MDCE to Kick Off With Pool-Side Fiesta
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Posted by: Michael Geatz
– The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo announced today that it will kick off
the 2013 MDCE on Nov. 17th with a pool-side networking reception
that features a Mexican Fiesta theme.
by Boat Trader, the MDCE Opening Night Reception will be held at the Rosen
Plaza Hotel, the event’s host hotel, which is just next door to the Orange
County Convention Center hall where the MDCE will be held. The event will begin
at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17th and is free to all MDCE registrants.
pool-side event is the perfect way to open up the MDCE and to welcome this
year’s MDCE attendees to Orlando,” says Courtney Chalmers, Director of
Marketing for Boat Trader. "With a relaxed atmosphere, music and a networking
opportunity like no other, we are excited to partner with the MDCE to make this
MDCE’s opening night networking reception will feature a mariachi band, as well
as Tex-Mex hors d’oeuvres, and a hosted beer, wine and margarita bar. It will
be the first of three networking receptions that will take place at this year’s
MDCE and it will be the only event to be held on the pool deck.
component of the MDCE is one of three critical benefits that this event offers,”
explains Amy Collins, publisher of Boating
Industry, which produces the MDCE with the Marine Retailers Association of
the Americas. "The relaxed atmosphere that this pool-side venue offers was a
huge hit for us at the 2010 MDCE, and we’re looking forward to hosting a pool
deck full of marine industry professionals once again.”
The MDCE offers more than 20 core educational sessions to
help dealers gather ideas and best practices for improving their businesses. For
those dealers that want to dig even deeper into the factors that will most
impact their businesses in the year ahead, the newly added MDCE Pre-Conference
Workshops on Monday morning will enable them to construct a plan in areas like dealership
management, boat show sales, service menus, search engine marketing, and the
customer experience. Over the following days, individual sessions in the MDCE’s
three educational tracks will help attendees enhance their plans for 2014.
MDCE is scheduled for Nov. 17-20, 2013, at the Orange County Convention Center
in Orlando, Fla. It has attracted an increasing number of dealers every year
since 2007, and this year, the event attracted more than 250 registrants prior
to the May 1, a record for the event. The most registrants MDCE had ever
accumulated prior to May 1 was 92 in 2012.
About the Marine Dealer
Conference & Expo
Marine Dealer Conference & Expo is the Marine Retailers Association of the
Americas’ annual conference and member meeting. As the marine industry’s only
dealer-specific educational conference, the MDCE offers an in-depth line-up of
educational topics, a full-featured expo hall, and a series of fixed networking
opportunities, all of which are designed to help marine dealers connect with
and learn from others who can foster their success. The MDCE is co-produced by
the MRAA and Boating Industry, and it
features pre-conference workshops, a keynote presentation, three tracks of
educational content, and more than 20 sessions in all. It will be held Nov.
17-20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Learn more at www.mraa.com/event/MDCE.