2024 AMI Conference & Expo Registration Opens

September 14, 2023

Register for the 2024 AMI Conference & Expo, late January, Fort Lauderdale, FL 

Warren, RI—Registration for the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo is now open at marinaassociation.org/conferenceandexpo. Entering its 22nd year, the conference will be held January 30 - February 1, 2024, at the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

Conference fees begin at $424 for AMI members and include unlimited access to all educational seminars, regional round tables, workshops, food and beverages, and entry into the exhibit hall and admission to all networking and social events. It also includes entry to the AMI member and first-time attendee reception and the opening night Exhibit Hall Party.   

The five educational tracks for this year’s conference include: Building Your Dream Team; Leading Your Team to Excellence;  Marina and Boatyard Management and Operations; Everything But The…; and Marina Design and Engineering. The tracks’ sessions will offer training on hiring top performers and developing industry leaders, buying and selling marinas, artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on recreations boating, hurricane preparedness and response, fundamental marina accounting and financial analysis, and cost-effective marina renovation strategies—to name just a few. The conference begins with pre-conference workshops—a Marina 101 session focusing on entry-level education; a three-hour insurance workshop; and a marina design and engineering course. The two-day design and engineering course, in association with the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering, will focus on the technical topics of design and engineering in the marina space and offers attendees a marina and boatyard tour of local facilities. All pre-conference sessions require pre-registration and have an added fee. The dozens of conference keynotes, breakout sessions and workshops offer a broad selection of training opportunities, targeting all levels of an organization’s team—from entry-level to top-level management. Each day of intense learning closes with receptions and socials, providing the opportunity for continued industry networking. 

"We had a great experience and record participation in Daytona Beach last year, we are energized to carry that momentum into the 2024 Conference & Expo. It’s been four years since we have been in Fort Lauderdale. So much has changed; the landscape of the industry is completely different; we are excited to be back”, say John Swick, CMM, AMI Chairman. 

“The content committee has designed an agenda that speaks to the growth we have experienced in the last four years; we have a very dynamic line-up of speakers and topics ready to go!” The AMI Conference & Expo continues to be the place where marina and boatyard professionals come for personal and professional growth and networking that can build life-long relationships; it is the annual event for our industry," continues AMI Chair John Swick. He added, "We are ready to get down to business. The AMI Conference & Expo is the best place to get that done.” 

As well as full conference passes, also available are one-day passes and exhibit hall passes. AMI members receive a discount on all passes. In addition to the benefits of the full conference pass and the one-day pass, the marina and boatyard field trip is available for an additional $85 for AMI members and $110 for non-members. Exhibit hall-only and guest passes are also available for purchase. 

Pre-registration rates are available until Monday, January 29, 2024. Onsite registration rates are an additional $20 and begin on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.     

For more information or to register, visit marinaassociation.org/conferenceandexpo