Only 7 weeks left before the annual NMEA conference and expo begins in San Diego!  Here are a few reminders for those who have and who haven't yet registered and things to think about in planning your visit:

1.    Booths
There are a limited number of booths.  If you develop marine electronics, the conference is THE place to get your message to the trade.
2.    Registrations
If you have not yet registered, do so soon!  The early bird deadline has been extended.
If you plan to take the NEW MEI (Jan. 2013), NEW AMEI (Sept. 2013), or NEW NMEA 2000 (Sept. 2012) certificate courses, please register soon to reserve your place and receive your study materials in advance. – Remember – only at the conference do you get a 28% discount off of the normal fee for NMEA certificate courses.
3.    Discounts on product orders
Nearly half of the exhibiting manufacturers have signed on to the 5% conference discount on purchase orders!  Do the math and figure out how to pay for your trip.
There is still time for the additional exhibitors to participate in this popular promotion.  Let us know!.
4.    Sponsors
The NMEA thanks all the members who have already committed $ to support the conference social functions!  Your generosity towards your industry colleagues makes the difference for an effective and enjoyable conference.  Every attendee notices your sponsorship and your commitment to the association.

Please be a Booster sponsor if you can – every one of these is important
More Fishing shirt sponsors are required in order to cover the cost of production – Get your logo on everyone's back!
ALL member categories are invited and encouraged to be sponsors.  See the many sponsorship options on the website.
5.    Hotel rooms
The conference rate is a great deal for this venue but they can only guarantee the conference rate through 30 August.
Reserve your rooms directly with the Sheraton via the link on the NMEA site.
6.    Education Tracks
There is a great slate of classes scheduled for all interests from Wednesday through Friday.  It is a good business decision for your staff to take advantage of so much relevant guidance offered at one event.  Attendance to all of the track classes are included in your full registration.
A notice with guidance for Education Track presenters will be sent next week September 25th is approaching fast.

Get ready to attend, learn, contribute, question, resolve, meet, create, and relax with your friends and peers!

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