NMEA 2013 Conference and Expo will be held in San Diego
National Marine Electronics Association
June 4, 2013
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|The National Marine Electronics Association has announced that the 2013 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference and Expo will be held September 25-28 in San Diego, California, at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. The event follows a highly successful NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo in Orlando last fall.
"Our upcoming NMEA Conference and Expo in San Diego will be the first in many years held adjacent to a large marina," said Bruce Angus, executive director of the NMEA. "We haven't held the event in San Diego since 2008. That, combined with the this great setting, makes us believe we will see very strong participation."
Last year's NMEA Conference and Expo, Angus pointed out, was completely reorganized to provide more educational and business opportunities for attending dealers and participating manufacturers. The industry responded with record attendance-up 15 percent-and record participation in the comprehensive technical and business vocational training classes, as well as in the manufacturers' training. The NMEA Conference and Expo is the largest event in the world dedicated to the marine electronics trade.
"Attendees were very pleased with the new format of the NMEA Conference and Expo in 2012," said Angus. "The atmosphere was very positive with a ramped-up energy level for the entire event, and we expect that 2013 will be even better."
"We're changed everything about the Conference to make certain that the dealers and technical members are able to participate in the training and educational experience that they want and need," said Brad Good, chairman of the Convention Committee.
The 2013 NMEA International Marine Electronics Convention & Expo is expected to attract more than 500 dealers, technicians, distributors, manufacturers, and other stakeholders in marine electronics who design, build, install, and service marine electronics on recreational and commercial vessels.
In 2013, the NMEA Conference will provide 15 classes in three tracks. Each class will be available twice over three days. The preliminary line-up of educational tracks at the 2013 Conference includes: