NMEA readies for 2024 conference in Rhode Island | Boating Industry

NMEA readies for 2024 conference in Rhode Island | Boating Industry

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) recently announced that its 2024 Conference & Expo will take place at the Omni Hotel in Providence, R.I. from September 16-20. The event remains a pivotal platform for the marine electronics industry, featuring extensive technical training sessions, educational tracks and networking opportunities designed to advance industry knowledge and business growth.

Attendees will be able to engage in over 20 manufacturer-specific technical training sessions and more than 10 educational tracks covering a range of topics from business management to advanced installation techniques. The manufacturer expo hall will showcase the latest marine electronic innovations with
expanded hours for 2024. Receptions will offer additional networking opportunities on the first two evenings and the NMEA Product of Excellence Awards Banquet is scheduled for Thursday evening.

“I am thrilled to see the NMEA Conference & Expo heading to Providence, RI, a hub for marine industry professionals in the Northeast. As we continue to rotate the location of our event nationwide, it enables greater access and participation from our diverse membership,” Mark Reedenauer, NMEA President & Executive Director, said. “This year, we’re excited to once again offer in-person technical training directly from manufacturers, some of which is exclusively available only at the NMEA event. We invite industry professionals from all sectors to join us for this unparalleled training and networking opportunity.”

Registration for the conference will open in late May 2024, with options for full-week or single-day passes. NMEA Dealer, Master Dealer, Boat Builder, and Trade members receive a complimentary registration as part of their membership benefits.

NMEA will also offer the following full-day marine electronics installer training courses. A different registration fee applies for these day-long classes:

  • Basic NMEA Installer Training (MEI), Monday, Sept. 16
  • Basic NMEA 2000 Installer Training, Tuesday, Sept. 17
  • Advanced NMEA 2000 Installer Training, Wednesday, Sept. 18
  • Advanced NMEA Installer Training (AMEI), Thursday, Sept. 19
  • Advanced NMEA 2000 Installer Training, Friday, Sept. 20

More information and a detailed preliminary schedule of all 2024 Conference & Expo events will be added and available on the NMEA website in the coming months.

Source: https://boatingindustry.com/top-news/2024/05/14/nmea-readies-for-2024-conference-in-rhode-island/

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