Boating Ontario Conference


Join your colleagues at the Boating Ontario Conference & Trade Show on November 30 – Dec 2, 2015 in Huntsville, Ontario to learn, network, celebrate, and grow your business. As amazing as technology is, there is still nothing like meeting face-to-face and connecting while being away from the office. Our Conference will bring together the recreational boating industry so you can gain knowledge and insight from the expertise of the people in attendance while also providing unique, original content. 

 Keynote speakers include Ron Huibers, President of Volvo Penta, Americas; Terry McNew, President of MasterCraft; and Kropf Industrial Inc.: A Canadian Success Story.

 Interactive sessions include the ever-popular Spotlight on Success showcasing people who have expanded their marine business, Peer-to-Peer Workshops (How to benefit from the Canada/US exchange rate; Social Media; Trent Severn & Rideau Waterways with Parks Canada; Invasive Species; and Government regulations affecting your business) as well as a new session called Groupthink.

 The Boating Ontario Trade Show allows attendees to see products in person, establish what’s trending in the marketplace and get comprehensive product information in one contained location. 

 New this year, we are offering Training Sessions specifically directed at office managers and service department staff within the Recreational Marine Industry. Each session is four hours long and includes lunch and access to the Boating Ontario Trade Show. (Tuesday December 1, 2015; $95 per person)

 This Conference & Trade Show is about you and your business and the only way you can benefit is by actually being there!  Event Details: Who: Ontario’s Recreational Boating Industry What: Boating Ontario Conference & Trade Show  Where: Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, Ontario When: November 30 – December 2, 2015

 For more information contact Jackie Crawford Wink (705) 826-2148


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The provincial marine associations from across the country, collectively representing over 80,000 jobs and $9.2B in national annual economic impact, announced the formation of a new national association whose mandate will be to represent the interests of recreational boating including recreational boat retailing and brokering, boat and engine & trailer sales, accessories, slip rentals, service, storage, fuel sales and more. Headquartered in Penetanguishene, Ontario, the newly formed Canadian Marine Retailers Association (CMRA) will focus on national issues facing the sector.

“The formation of a national voice to address the many aspects of our sector that affect the jobs and lives of Canadians from coast to coast is something many of our provincial associations have been calling for, for years,” says Brett Ramsey, President of Boating Ontario. “This is a positive step to ensuring issues facing our sector are represented to decisionmakers in the federal government.” READ MORE

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