Lighthouse Media Solutions named MDCE official video marketing partner

Lighthouse Media Solutions has been named the official video marketing partner of the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Dec. 5-8 in Orlando. Lighthouse Media Solutions has been producing professional, high-quality marketing video for MDCE since 2013. Headquartered in Hyannis, Mass., the digital multimedia company specializes in strategic branding, custom marketing and content marketing services. …
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Last call: MDCE early bird registration ends today

Marine retailers planning to attend the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have just today — Friday, Sept 23 — before special Early Bird Registration pricing expires. Each registration processed before 11:59 p.m. EST today, qualifies for an instant $ 25 discount per attendee, and members of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas can also …
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MDCE adds Seth Mattison Award Breakfast keynote

Organizers of 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have added a third keynote address to the event’s educational agenda, hiring Seth Mattison – founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs – to deliver a high energy presentation on “The New World of Work.” The keynote will cover the challenges of workforce trends and generational …
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Josh Linkner named MDCE 2016 Opening Keynote speaker

Organizers of the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have announced New York Times best-selling author and serial entrepreneur Josh Linkner will deliver the Opening Keynote, titled “The Gravity-Defying Leader: Innovative Approaches to Hyper-Growth Leadership.” Linkner, who has invested in and mentored over 100 startups, will speak to more than 1,000 marine dealers, manufacturers and …
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New MDCE dates offer opportunities for conference

The Marine Dealer Conference and Expo, which is co-produced by Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, will be held on Dec. 5-8 for 2016. The conference was previously held annually during the third week in November. This move is expected to benefit dealers and exhibitors alike who otherwise had conflicts attending. […]
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Final numbers show growth for MDCE 2015

Final tabulations have been completed, and it’s official: the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo featured more than 4 percent growth in retail attendance, a 21-percent jump in Pre-Conference Workshop registrations, and a sold-out Expo Hall with more than 100 exhibitors. A total of 1,147 marine industry professionals from throughout North America and as far […]
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Q&A with Mike Abrashoff, MDCE Closing Keynote speaker

This year’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will once again feature a Closing Keynote to close out the conference. In “Get Your Ship Together,” Mike Abrashoff will share the leadership lessons he learned after taking command of the USS Benfold. When he took charge, morale was low and the performance of the ship ranked near […]
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Q&A with MDCE opening keynote speaker Steve McClatchy

Steve McClatchy is a keynote speaker, workshop leader and author of the New York Times Bestseller Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example. His firm focuses on helping companies and individuals improve performance and achieve outstanding results in a multitude of areas. Steve has spoken before thousands of audiences on the topics […]
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MRAA sponsors 2015 MDCE registration giveaway for MTA members

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 […]
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