National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) President Thom Dammrich will be the featured speaker at a joint gathering of Marine Marketers of America (MMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) on Oct. 25 during the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Dammrich and a panel of industry experts will discuss trends in the recreational boating industry.
Joining Dammrich for a roundtable discussion are Jack Ellis, managing director at Info-Link Technologies Inc., Laurent Fabre, formerly director of sales and marketing for Beneteau’s North American powerboat division and newly appointed president of Beneteau America, and John Wooldridge, editor-in-chief at PassageMaker magazine and current BWI president. Michael Sciulla, a member of the boards of both organizations, will moderate the discussion.
The gathering is open to the marine community at large, and will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Grandview Room of the Bahia Mar Resort during the opening day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Current BWI and MMA members are eligible for a reduced rate of $30 for lunch when paying in advance using PayPal. The cost is $35 for those paying at the door and for non-members. Those who wish to attend but do not want to have lunch may do so at a cost of $10. Payments can be made online by Oct. 22.
BWI is a non-profit, professional organization consisting of writers, broadcasters, editors, photographers, public relations specialists and others in the communications profession associated with the boating industry. Established in 2007, MMA is a professional development organization working to enhance the success of marketing and communications professionals involved in the recreational marine industry.