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The 2012 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will be held Nov. 11-14, 2012, at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel. With more than 20 educational sessions — including a hard-hitting keynote and an industry leaders' panel discussion — the MDCE will send you home motivated to take your business to the next level. There's also plenty of time for networking and business development, as the MDCE Expo Hall will be home to plenty of time to catch up with colleagues and learn what opportunities the exhibitors have for your dealership. Watch the slideshow below for a look at what's in store for 2012.

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  • The 2012 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo promises to move you beyond your expectations for the coming year. Make sure to attend so you can maximize the opportunities available to you in 2013 and beyond.
  • Join 1,000 of your colleagues at the MDCE, the industry's premier dealer expo and conference. Learn from, network with, and do business with the best that the marine industry has to offer.
  • Harley-Davidson 20 Group moderator Sam Dantzler will present two MDCE sessions showing you how to boost repeat business and sell more service.
  • With more than 100,000 square feet of dealer-specific exhibits, the MDCE Expo Hall offers many opportunities for you to see the latest and greatest products and services available to your business.
  • Back by popular demand, Yamaha Marine University's Valerie Ziebron will present two different service-related sessions: Taking Service to the Next (Profit) Level and Service Pros Answer Your Toughest Questions.
  • The learning doesn't end when you walk out of the educational sessions. There's lots to learn on the MDCE Expo Hall floor, as well.
  • The MDCE offers attendees many hours of networking time. From receptions to luncheons, to breaks in between sessions, attendees find the MDCE networking opportunities extremely valuable.
  • Auto industry sales guru Joe Verde will share secrets to winning more than your fair share of sales in addition to offering every attendee a free copy of his sales related book.
  • With three educational tracks and more than 20 educational sessions, the MDCE is your best bet to putting you on a track toward greater profitability in 2013.
  • One of the most talked-about sessions at any MDCE, the Best Ideas Panel will return in 2012, sharing best practices straight from the minds of dealers.
  • Another powersports industry expert, Jennifer Robison will cut through the fluff and share some great insight into how to help your showroom realize its full potential.
  • Take the opportunity at MDCE to learn first-hand what today's new technologies can offer you and your business.
  • If there are any questions in your mind whether or not your Facebook efforts are generating an adequate return on investment, Josh Chiles will answer them during (and after) his session.
  • The partnerships developed in the MDCE Expo Hall can be some of the most valuable takeaways from the event.
  • Think you're ready to start growing again? David Spader will return to MDCE in 2012 to help you gain a full understanding of how you will know when you're ready.