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NMDA signs on to provide MDCE Educational Funding Support

Thursday, October 11, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Gruhn
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ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Marine Distributors Association has signed on to provide Educational Funding Support for this year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.

Support from the group made it possible to assemble the strongest lineup of speakers in the history of the event in 2012, including 22 all-new educational sessions. The lineup can be viewed online here.

"The educational content at MDCE is second to none, and we work hard to raise the bar each year,” said Mike Davin, senior editor of Boating Industry magazine, which co-produces the event annually with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. "Thanks to support from the NMDA, we were able to bring back some of the most popular speakers in the history of the event as well as add several sought-after new presenters, resulting in our strongest group to date.”

Working with MRAA and Boating Industry on the education segment of MDCE was an easy choice for NMDA, according to Executive Director Nancy Cueroni, because NMDA knows that the financial health of the dealers is important to the recreational boating industry, and the more dealers know the stronger they can become.

The NMDA’s president, John Rothermel of Fisheries Supply, said that when Nancy brought a proposal from MDCE to help fund the educational program, it was a unanimous decision to become a sponsor.

About the conference
The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo is the Marine Retailers Association of America’s annual conference. It focuses on dealer education with tracks geared toward sales, service and management personnel. For more information and to register for the event, click here.

About the National Marine Distributors Association
NMDA is the leading trade association for U.S. and Canadian marine products distributors. Members include major distributors, many leading product manufacturers and manufacturer’s representatives. For more information, visit or call 860-767-7898.

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