FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

​What are the show dates and location?

The 2018 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will be held Dec. 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Orange County Convention Center

West Hall E

9800 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32819
 

 

Which hotel is the closest to the 2018 MDCE?

The Rosen Plaza Hotel is the closest and also where the 2018 MDCE room blocks will be. When calling to reserve a hotel room, request the room block for the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.

 


 

Who is the MDCE designed for?

The MDCE is created for marine dealers BY marine dealers. The industry professionals who attend include:

  • Dealership Principals

  • General Managers

  • Sales Managers

  • Service Managers

  • Parts Managers

  • F&I Managers

  • Marketing Managers

  • Sales Professionals

  • Service Writers

  • Service Associates

  • Parts Associates

  • Marketing Staff

What does it cost to attend MDCE?

Register during the month of April and save up to $125 off of your registration. This includes a $75 MRAA Member discount (join here), a $50 Earliest Bird discount that expires at the end of April. The $25 Earlybird pricing ends in September.

 

Full Conference Retailer Fees:

  • $449 MRAA Member / $524 non-member after Sept. 21

  • $424 MRAA Member / $499 non-member after April 30

  • $399 MRAA Member / $474 non-member during the month of April

 

Full Conference Sponsor/Exhibitor Fees:
Standard exhibitor packages include two complimentary registration passes to the MDCE, and the number of registrations included with sponsorship packages varies, depending on the sponsorship level. Please email Kathy Johnson or call her at 480-988-3658 for more details or questions. For tickets purchased above and beyond those exhibitor and sponsorship packages, the following rates will apply.

  • $449 MRAA Member / $524 non-member after Sept. 20

  • $424 MRAA Member / $499 non-member after April 30

  • $399 MRAA Member / $474 non-member during the month of April

 

Full Conference Non-Exhibiting Supplier Fees:

  • $945 MRAA Member / $1,020 non-member

What's included in my event registration?

  • Access to all educational track sessions Monday afternoon through Wednesday

  • Access to the MRAA Annual Meeting & Special Presentation

  • Access to the MDCE Opening & Closing Keynote sessions

  • Admission to the MDCE Expo Hall

  • Access to the MRAA Opening Night (Sunday) celebration

  • Access to the MRAA Industry Luncheon on Tuesday

  • Access to MDCE Networking Receptions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

  • Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening hors d'oeuvres and beverages

  • Plated luncheon on Tuesday

  • Box lunch in MDCE Expo Hall on Wednesday

  • Continental breakfasts on Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Snack breaks in MDCE Expo Hall

 

How do I register?

You can register online by clicking here.

What are the MDCE Expo Hall Hours?

Monday, Dec. 11: 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

How can I become an exhibitor or speaker?

The MDCE offers a variety of exhibit and sponsorship opportunities that can maximize your company's exposure. Please contact Kathy Johnson via email or at 480-988-3658.

More questions?

Contact Michele Rosacker via email or at 763-333-2425.

Rosen Plaza Hotel

9700 International Drive,

Orlando, Florida 32819

800-627-8258

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