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MRAA Sponsors 2015 MDCE Registration Giveaway For MTA Members

Tuesday, July 14, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lindsey Johnson
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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 an effort to support its Marine Trade Association Members and provide them with a golden opportunity to send a select few of their members to MDCE 2015 at no cost, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas offered three MTAs the chance to conduct a giveaway for one free MDCE 2015 registration each — a $499 value. This special offer was available only to MRAA-member MTAs.

"MDCE has the unique ability to fulfill dealers’ desire to be the best through education and networking opportunities that help dealers find greater success in the year ahead,” says Hannah Muerhoff, MRAA membership coordinator. "What makes this opportunity so special is that the partnership with our MTA members allows dealers to attend the conference free of charge, giving them access to the conference that they might not otherwise have had.”

This is the second year that MRAA partnered with its MTA members for this free-giveaway campaign. Dealers from the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, Marine Trades Association of Central Florida, and Boating Industries Trades Association of New York participated in this special drawing. This year’s winners are: Baywood Marine of Brick, N.J.; Smith Boys of Syracuse, N.Y.; and Gerry’s Marina of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

MDCE 2015 will offer its most powerful educational lineup yet, including 35 educational sessions — more than ever before. The conference includes a slate of in-depth Pre-Conference Workshops and four educational tracks: Leadership, Sales, Marketing and Service Plus; an Opening and Closing keynote address; MRAA Special Presentation focusing on the industry’s current technician shortage; and the all-new Learning Labs.

In recent years, MDCD has attracted more than 1,100 total participants. So far, early retail registrations for the 2015 event are at a record high.

To learn more about MDCE or to register, visit,

To learn more about MRAA membership or to join, contact MRAA membership coordinator Hannah Muerhoff at 763-333-2420 or

About the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the companies that interact with the boater in their community must thrive. Those businesses determine the boater’s experience and are the leading factor in the industry’s success. MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those businesses, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, visit

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 offers an in-depth lineup 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 MRAA and Boating Industry, and it features Educational Tracks, Pre-Conference Workshops, Opening and Closing keynote presentations, and the all-new Learning Lab. It will be held Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit