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MDCE launches 2014 survey

Friday, February 07, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Liz Walz
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MINNEAPOLIS – Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have begun planning for the 2014 educational agenda, including some new features that are expected to boost the value of the event beyond any prior MDCE.

Each year, building the MDCE educational line-up begins with a thorough review of the results of the previous event's on-site educational session surveys, as well as post-event CSI surveys and feedback from attendees and the dealer-led MRAA Conference Committee. Those results are used to help craft an event survey that seeks to outline the topics most relevant to and desired by the dealer community. Organizers then pair those results with speaker research and input from its annual Call for Presentations to create a fresh educational agenda.

"This event is intended to provide your marine business with the expert insight to thrive in today’s market while staying ahead of what’s next in marine retailing," explains Liz Walz, Director of Education for the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, which co-produces this event with Boating Industry. "The survey will allow us to design a 2014 MDCE that delivers exactly what you need to accelerate your growth."

Whether you're a dealer, a service yard, a marina, a ship’s store or any another member of the marine retail community, we encourage you to complete the Pre-MDCE 2014 Dealer Survey. It should take only a few minutes, but could make an enormous difference in your success at the 2014 MDCE.

"We recognize that each dealership has a unique set of challenges and opportunities," says Jonathan Sweet, Editor-in-Chief of Boating Industry. "That’s why your participation in this survey is so important to us. Please take just five minutes to help us make this your best MDCE yet."

Here is a link to the survey:

Thank you for your help. If you have any questions or comments, we encourage you to e-mail Liz Walz. In the meantime, please mark your calendars for the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Nov. 16-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

About the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo

The 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 features 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 offers pre-conference workshops, a keynote presentation, three tracks of educational content, and more than 20 sessions in all. It will be held Nov. 16-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Click here to learn more.