At the 2018 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, we’ll be offering an exciting new opportunity for exhibitors interested in educating the marine retail community on the latest innovations in marine products and services. The MDCE Innovation Spotlight will consist of a series of 15-minute educational presentations for retail attendees on trends in marine products and services.


The MDCE Innovation Spotlight will be featured on a dedicated stage in the MDCE Expo Hall between educational track sessions. Each Innovation Spotlight session will be 15 minutes.


If you are an MDCE exhibitor with information to share on new product and service developments that will help marine dealers accelerate their growth and amp up their profitability — and the presentation skills to deliver it in a way that entertains and engages a dealer audience — then we want to hear from you.

A limited number of presentation slots are available. Participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis. MDCE reserves the right to reject proposals that fail to meet the Innovation Spotlight criteria: All featured presentations must focus on marine product or service innovation, offer educational value and be designed to drive marine retail success.


The cost to participate in the MDCE Innovation Spotlight – should you be selected – is $249 per company. Exhibitors who are selected to participate in the MDCE Innovation Spotlight will receive:


  • Their logo, presentation title and scheduled time listed on a dedicated page of the MDCE website and within the MDCE App.

  • A mention and logo on three large stand-up signs located in the MDCE Expo Hall, providing the MDCE Innovation Spotlight schedule.

  • A personalized sign for their booth, noting them as a MDCE Innovation Spotlight presenter/sponsor.


To be considered, all you have to do is complete and submit the form found here. The deadline for submissions is November 7, 2016. If you have any questions or concerns during this process, please don't hesitate to contact Jonathan Sweet at or 763-383-4419.

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