2024 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference set for September in Providence, Ri 


May 21, 2024

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: September 16 – 20, 2024, Omni Hotel, Providence, RI 
New Product Expo, Manufacturer Training, Technical Seminars, Installer Training, Product Awards 

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) is excited to announce that its 2024 Conference & Expo will take place at the Omni Hotel in Providence, RI from September 16th to 20th. This premier 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 event starts each day at 8 AM and wraps up by 4 PM on Friday, providing a comprehensive week of learning and networking. 

The manufacturer expo hall will showcase the latest marine electronic innovations with expanded hours: open from 10:45 AM to 6:30 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and until 1:30 PM on Thursday the 19th. A bar reception with appetizers will be available from 4:30 to 6:30 PM on the first two evenings, and the NMEA Product of Excellence Awards Banquet is scheduled for Thursday evening, September 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. 

Mark Reedenauer, NMEA President & Executive Director, said, “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. 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 16th, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 
•Basic NMEA 2000® Installer Training, Tuesday Sept 17th, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 
•Advanced NMEA 2000® Installer Training, Wednesday Sept 18th, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 
•Advanced NMEA Installer Training (AMEI), Thursday Sept 19th, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 
•Advanced NMEA 2000® Installer Training, Friday Sept 20th, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 

Look for a detailed preliminary schedule of all 2024 Conference & Expo events as they become available on www.nmea.org.

More information will be added in coming months. Registration for the annual event will open in late May. For additional information visit www.nmea.org  or you may also contact the NMEA office at (410) 975-9425. 

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