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NMDA renews its support of MDCE

Monday, September 16, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Geatz
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ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) has signed on to provide Educational Funding Support for the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo for the second year in a row.

"It’s no coincidence that the MDCE educational content received the highest ratings in the history of the event in 2012, which was the first year NMDA pledged its support,” says Liz Walz, Director of Membership & Education for the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, which co-produces the event annually with Boating Industry magazine. "Thanks to another year of support from NMDA, we made substantial additional investments in MDCE’s education, which will allow dealers to take away more from this conference to improve and grow their businesses than ever before.”

In 2012, the NMDA contribution allowed MDCE organizers to take the educational content to a new level, resulting in record levels of attendee satisfaction and loyalty. Heading into the 2013 event, NMDA’s support helped organizers offer nearly 30 educational sessions from the most powerful speaker line-up yet.

"The National Marine Distributors Association believes in the power of education to drive industry growth and improvement,” says Nancy Cueroni, NMDA Executive Director. "Our members are committed to supporting the success of the marine dealer community, and the NMDA’s sponsorship of the MDCE Educational Program is one of many ways we demonstrate that commitment.”

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 nearly 30 sessions in all. It will be held Nov. 17-20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. For more information and to register for the event, visit

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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