Event Calendar

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

AMI Conference & Expo

Start Date: 2/2/2021 8:00 AM EST
End Date: 3/31/2021 6:00 PM EDT

Event Website: https://marinaassociation.org/conferenceandexpo

Organization Name: Association of Marina Industries

AMI Conference & Expo
Email: amiconference@marinaassociation.org
Phone: (401) 682-7334

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo, formerly the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) is THE leading marina and boatyard conference that focuses on Educating and Connecting Marina Professionals, including both association members and non-members. It is geared specifically toward marina and boatyard owners, operators and managers, as well as dock masters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants.The AMI Conference & Expo is where dedicated marina professionals gather to exchange information, talk about the future of the industry, and get down to business!

In the interest of safety for all conference participants, The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo has moved to a full virtual event for the February 2021 conference. AMI has partnered with SpotMe to deliver a fully integrated conference experience, providing one place for all things Conference & Expo related.

AMI is committed to providing the same high-quality event the industry has come to expect. Attendees will have access to all pre-conference workshops, educational training, a virtual exhibit hall for all marina needs, interactive product demos, and participation in conference social events.

Looking forward to another great Conference & Expo in February 2021!

Conference Registration Options**   Virtual
Full conference - Member $175
Full conference - Non-Member $225
Exhibit Hall Only - Member $0
Exhibit Hall Only - Non-Member $0
One Day Pass - Member $100
One Day Pass - Non-Member $125

Full Conference Pass
Virtual: This pass provides complete access to AMI's Conference & Expo events, including unlimited access to the exhibit hall, keynote addresses, all seminars, the AMI Member meeting, first-time attendee reception, award presentations, and all virtual-only events.

One-Day Full Conference Pass
Virtual: This pass provides full conference registration benefits for either February 3rd or February 4th.

Exhibit Hall Only Pass
Virtual: This pass provides admittance to AMI's Conference & Expo virtual exhibit hall.

2020: Lessons Learned from the Electrical Code Updates Pre- Conference Workshop
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
$75 for AMI Members and Non-Members

This two-hour session is a follow-up to last year’s workshop introducing the new codes for 2020.  There have been many valuable lessons learned as these updates have been put into practice over the course of the past year. This two-hour session, lead by marina electrical experts throughout the industry, will cover some of the hard lessons learned on installing required upgrades for electrical compliance to the newly-released National Electric Codes.  This session will specifically address ground-fault protective devices, common ground fault tripping causes, safety in the marina, electric shock drowning, and more. The electrical system is critical to your marina’s operations and to a positive on-the-water customer experience. More importantly, a properly working electrical system is important in keeping customers and employees safe. This workshop will give you the knowledge and tools to understand your marina’s electrical system, so when there is a problem, you can identify it and communicate to your customers clearly and confidently. 

BIG Infrastructure Grant Pre-Conference Workshop
Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
$75 for AMI Members and Non-Members

Did you know the federal government will give you money to construct facilities--from docks to fuel pumps, restrooms to gazebos--for your visiting boaters? They do this under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant Program or BIG.

Money is available each year and this session will walk you through, step by step, how to apply. Wendy Larimer an 8-year veteran of the national review committee for BIG grants and an applicant several times over, along with Scott Meister BIG Coordinator for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi-Basin Regions will explain the process, cover the must have’s and things to avoid, and leave you with all you need to know to submit a successful application.

This session will also provide free access to AMI's Marina Economic Impact Calculator, a tool used in many successful grant applications.

Marina 101: Virtual
Monday February 1, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
$100 for AMI Members and Non-Members

Marina 101 is a three-hour marina industry introduction course on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.  The course is geared to individuals with little or no marina experience, who are looking to get into the industry by way of an advancement opportunity, career shift, or an interest in purchasing or developing a marina.
The Marina 101 course is comprised of nine individual presentations, created and presented by Carl F. Wolf, CMM CMI and former President of the International Marina Institute. The presentations will give you an inside preview of the various aspects in the operations of a marina. Presentations cover topics from day-to-day and seasonal operations to maintenance, emergency preparedness, long-term planning, financial reports, and the various roles of a marina manager.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 3/31/2021 5:00 PM

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