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July 23, 2018

The International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is offering a one-day Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Conference on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. This conference will be followed by a one-day Marina & Boatyard Study Tour on October 30, 2018 in the Miami area.

After the impact of last year’s hurricane season, and with an eye on future tropical storms and hurricanes, IMI saw an opportunity to further educate industry professionals in the latest hurricane preparedness and recovery tactics, said IMI Training Coordinator, Merritt Alves. “Weathering the Storm” is a practical conference designed to prepare marinas for the forces of a hurricane or severe storm and to supply critical information on the success of the marina’s recovery. IMI has gathered 10 experts in the industry to share their knowledge and experience for this one-day conference.

The day after the conference, IMI will take marina professionals on a one-day Marina and Boatyard Study Tour in and around the Miami area. Facilities toured will have had varying degrees of impact from last year’s Hurricane Irma. Listen as marina managers from each facility share their experiences in dealing with Hurricane Irma — what worked, what didn’t, and what they would do differently next time.

Leading into the “Weathering the Storm” Conference and the Marina & Boatyard Study Tour, IMI will host a three-month webinar series on hurricane-related topics, including hurricane forecasting and the tools you can use, what contributed to the success of the Southeast Florida marinas during Hurricane Irma, and essentials to include in your Hurricane recovery plan. These webinars will be held the first Wednesday of each month, beginning on August 1, 2018 at noon EST. These webinars are free to conference attendees.

For more information about the conference, study tour, or upcoming webinars, visit here: www.marinaassociation.org

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