Thumbs up for AMI Expo

USA: The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) secured another big success with AMI Conference & Expo 2024 held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the close of January.

The event, which offered multiple break-out sessions, pre-conference educational opportunities and networking and social events, was anchored by two well-attended keynote presentations and a lively exhibit area with over 160 booths.
Bill Benjamin kick-started conference discussion with his presentation ‘Build a high-performance, last 8% culture,’ and David Atkins re-engaged attendees at the start of Day 2 with the prompt ‘No excuses – break through fear and adversity to play a bigger game in business and life’.
Pre-conference highlights reminded everyone that AMI Expo is primarily an educational opportunity with a broad reach. Delegates could attend the annual American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) Conference, clean marina course, insurance workshop, docks and marinas course, the Marina 101 pre-conference workshop and the ever-popular marina and boatyard tour.
On Conference Day 1, certificates were awarded to 36 newly qualified Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) and Certified Marina Operators (CMOs), and on Day 2 delegates were welcomed to a first-time ‘Women’s Leadership Breakfast Panel’ prior to the conference welcome.
AMI Conference & Expo returns to Fort Lauderdale in 2025 (28th-30th January) and shifts to Daytona Beach for 2026 (2nd-4th February).


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