2020 IMBC Registration Opens
The 2020 IMBC, mid- January, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, introduces new session tracks and
Warren, RI - Registration for the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) is now open at MarinaAssociation.org/IMBC. Entering its 18th year, the conference will be held January 14-16, 2020, at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and is produced by the Association of Marina Industries (AMI).
Full conference passes start at $399 and include unlimited access to all educational seminars, regional round tables, workshops, food and beverages, entry into the exhibit hall and admission to all networking events. Social events include the popular Casino Night; an AMI member meeting, followed by a first-time attendee reception; and the opening night Exhibit Hall Party.
New tracks this year include Professional Development, Lead Your Team to Excellence and Building Your Boating Community. These sessions will offer training on setting team expectations and accountability, putting your goals into action, leading a culture of service excellence, hiring and mentoring for the next leaders, transient operations and grants and running successful marina events, to name a few. The conference begins with two pre-conference training opportunities - a Marina 101 session focusing on entry-level training and a workshop dedicated to the New Electrical Codes Guidelines. These pre-conference sessions require pre-registration and an added fee.
The dozens of seminar and workshop offerings at the conference offer a balanced selection focused on five key tracks: Operations, Professional Development, Lead Your Team to Excellence, Design and Engineering, and Building a Boating Community. Sessions address topics ranging from consumer-facing technology, public access and permitting, boater education and growing your community, your right as an employer with the changing marijuana regulations, and critical conversations. Leaders and professional coaches in their respective fields present these sessions, and each day of intense learning closes with receptions and socials, providing you the opportunity for continued industry networking.
"IMBC continues to be the place where marina and boatyard professionals come for personal and professional growth and networking to build life-long relationships; it is the annual event for our industry," says AMI Chair Joe Riley, Certified Marina Manager (CMM). "This year we have made some enhancements to our educational agenda to provide sessions that our members are asking for. As the industry continues to evolve, so do the needs of our members. This year we are providing more professional development and leadership sessions. These topics are focused on refining leadership skills and mentoring and coaching the next generation leader, both topics are critical to the sustainability of our industry."
As well as full conference passes, IMBC offers one-day passes and exhibit hall passes. AMI members receive a discount on all passes. In addition to the benefits of full conference and one-day passes, the marina and boatyard field trip is available for an additional $75 for AMI members and $100 for non-members. Exhibit hall-only and guest passes may also be purchased.
Pre-registration rates are available until Friday, January 10, 2020. Onsite registration rates are an additional $20 higher and begin at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
For more information or to register, visit MarinaAssociation.org/IMBC.
IMBC-Formed in 2002 as the National Marina & Boatyard Conference, the International Marina & Boatyard Conference is the leading show catered specifically to marina and boatyard owners, operators, and managers as well as dockmasters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants.
AMI-The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) is a nonprofit membership organization that provides management training, education, and information about research, legislation, and environmental issues affecting the marina industry.
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