Have you ever attended a seminar and wished there was more audience participation, more time for questions, or more discussion between the speaker and participants? With Marina Makeover, IMI is bringing you a two-day interactive, hands-on workshop. You have questions? You want to discuss some things you’ve encountered in the day-to-day operations of your marina? You want to get into the finer details of marina redesign? Then come to Marina Makeover: An Interactive Experience.
This is not a conference or trade show. IMI is offering a unique, guided workshop to further your marina education and make you even better at what you do best: running and maintaining a solid marina.
Marina Makeover is based on the same proven methods IMI uses in its Advanced Marina Management courses to train hundreds of Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) worldwide. Guided by a workshop facilitator, marina industry professionals, and vendors, Marina Makeover participants will choose one of five existing marina facilities from different parts of the United States and work in groups to perform a case study analyzing all aspects of the property. Through intensive group discussion focusing on marina redesign and operations, participants will provide ideas for improvement and prepare a presentation to share with other groups at the workshop.
You will increase your ability to design, upgrade, and maintain marina facilities by working in small teams to redesign real facilities. Focus topics will include:
- how to use a marina property more efficiently
- best profit ideas, better operations, and marina redesign
- engineering, fuel, safety, electrical systems, and environmental concerns with marina redesign
- hurricane, storm, and ice protection
- new profit centers and marketing techniques
- products and services to support marina facilities
Saturday, November 16, 2013
10:00 am Depart Hotel
10:30 am – 11:15 am Tour of 31st Street Harbor
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Arrive back at hotel, lunch on your own
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Welcome, Workshop Introduction, and Explanation
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Keynote
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Vendor Presentations
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Case Study Marinas Presentations and Group Assignments
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Workshop: Participants in groups working on case study
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Working Dinner
Sunday, November 17, 2013
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Workshop: participants in groups working on case study
10:00 am Break
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Break
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Presentations by groups (25 minutes each, plus 5 minutes for Q&A)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wrap up and closing thoughtss
Questions about the workshop? Click here to download FAQs or Contact IMI at 401-247-0314.
VENDOR OPPORTUNITY: SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE
Want to share your technical expertise with marina managers, developers, and owners on the topic of renovating, rebuilding, and remodeling existing marinas? Register as a vendor to participate in IMI's second Marina Makeover: An Interactive Experience workshop.
At the workshop, industry suppliers will help attendees work through a case study and share information they need to be aware of when considering a redesign as it relates to their area of expertise at this interactive event. This is a chance for vendors to explain to the finest detail how their expertise and how your business' products and processes will help an existing marina improve business. By participating in Marina Makeover, suppliers will have access to a captive audience of decision-makers and purchasers. This is an opportunity to inform, engage, and sell.
To find out the benefits of participating as a vendor and to register, click here. Sponsorship is also available for $2,500.
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Click here to reserve online or call 1-877-337-5793 and mention the Association of Marina Industries.
Reserve by October 23, 2013 to receive discounted rate.