Taking place during the next Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 25 will see the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) President Thom Dammrich in a role of the featured speaker at a joint gathering of Marine Marketers of America (MMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI). Dammrich as well as a panel of industry experts will speak about how, when and where the tide is turning in the recreational boating industry.
Joining Dammrich for a roundtable discussion are Jack Ellis, Managing Director at Info-Link Technologies, Inc., Laurent Fabre, formerly Director of Sales and Marketing for Beneteau’s North American powerboat division and newly appointed President of Beneteau America, and John Wooldridge, Editor-In-Chief at PassageMaker magazine and current BWI President. Michael Sciulla, a member of the boards of both organizations, will moderate the discussion.
The luncheon event is co-sponsored by Info-Link Technologies, My-Villages and Show Management.
“This is the second time that our two associations representing the marine industry’s leading marketers and writers have joined forces to produce a compelling and thought-provoking event,” said Wanda Kenton Smith, MMA President. “We believe the discussion topic is highly relevant to the industry at large and will address many of the latest facts, data and recovery initiatives underway in our marketplace.”
The gathering is open to the marine community at large, and will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Grandview Room of the Bahia Mar Resort during the opening day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
“Besides the lively discussion that is sure to develop, this will also be an outstanding opportunity to network with professional peers at both ends of the communications spectrum,” added Wooldridge.
Current BWI and MMA members are eligible for a reduced rate of $30 for lunch when paying in advance using PayPal. The cost is $35 for those paying at the door and for non-members. Those who wish to attend but do not want to have lunch may do so at a cost of $10. Payments can be made online by Oct. 22.