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The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo welcomes qualified members of the marine press.

We offer press passes to qualified professional journalists and analysts as a service to the industry to add value for exhibitors and sponsors, and to help promote the event. Press passes at Marine Dealer Conference & Expo provide access to:

• Keynote Address
• General Sessions
• Exhibit Hall
• Breakfasts, Lunches, Breaks and Receptions
• Panel Discussions
• Pre-Conference Workshops
• Manufacturer Rep Training

MDCE reserves the right to close some portions to the press, without notice. If you have questions for a specific event, please contact the event organizers.


If you have questions about press passes, please contact Liz Walz

Press Pass Revocation

Individuals who attend MDCE with a press pass, but then attempt to market products or services to event attendees or exhibitors, will be asked to surrender their event badge and leave the event, and will be barred from attending future MDCE as press.

Press-pass recipients are not eligible to enter or win prizes in any event drawings. By registering as press for MDCE, you are giving us permission to share your contact information with the event sponsors and exhibitors, as well as to their PR agencies. Sponsors and exhibitors may contact you before, during or after the event as part of their own media-relations outreach.

MDCE, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to offer or restrict press passes on a case-by-case basis.

Press Pass Requirements

Press passes are offered to professional journalists and analysts affiliated with recognized and relevant media outlets.

To request a press pass, please contact Liz Walz. Pre-registration by November 7, 2014 is required. After that time, you will need to contact to request a press pass.

Be prepared to present the following upon request:

Professional journalists and editors, employed by media organizations:
At least two recent and substantive bylined articles in relevant media-company publications, websites or blogs. The articles must clearly display authorship.

Freelance journalists:
Documentation of a specific assignment to cover the event for a relevant media-company publication, website or blog. The documentation must include the assigning editor's contact information.

Who Doesn't Qualify?

Free press passes will not be given to: Public relations professionals, marketing professionals, advertising professionals, sales professionals, financial/investment analysts. You must be a bona fide professional-working journalist, as described above, working for a relevant medium to qualify.

If you do not qualify for a press pass, you may register as a paid conference attendee.

For more information, please contact Liz Walz at

8401 73rd Avenue North, Suite 71, Minneapolis, MN 55428