MDCE Adds Level Recommendations to Educational Courses


For the first time in 2015, the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo (MDCE) will feature recommendations for each of its 35 educational offerings. Organizers say the change comes in response to requests from exhibitors requesting help in choosing appropriate educational sessions based on their skills and experience.

This year's event is scheduled to take place from November 15 to 18 inclusive at the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Plaza Hotel and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

The recommendations will include the following:

Fundamental – explores the basics, which serve as the building blocks on which all other strategies are built
Intermediate – allows those with several years of experience to further develop their skills
Advanced – designed to help experts break through to new levels of success
All Skill Levels – of value to all attendees

"Each MDCE attendee brings a very specific set of experiences and expertise with them to the conference,' explains Liz Walz, Vice President of Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA). "By adding these recommendations, we intend to help marine retailers identify the workshops and track sessions that will have the most significant impact on their performance and that of their business.'

MDCE will feature 12 Pre-Conference Workshops and four concurrent Educational Tracks, including Leadership, Sales, Marketing and Service Plus as well as an MRAA Special Session, and an Opening and Closing keynote.

In total, the 35 educational offerings at this year's event include four sessions rated Fundamental, 14 rated Intermediate, eight rated Advanced, and nine rated All Skill Levels. All of these educational offerings are included with a standard MDCE Registration, with the exception of the 12 Pre-Conference Workshops, which require a separate registration fee.

MDCE is co-produced by MRAA and Boating Industry (US).