Be quick to avoid late fees for Marine17

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Standard delegate registration rates are closing on 14 July 2017.

With less than three weeks to go until the opening of the Marine17 conference in Sydney, anybody thinking of registering for the event is urged to do so by Friday, 14 July 2017 after which date late fees will apply.

Organisers are promising the “biggest and best” conference to date with the accompanying exhibition already booked out and registrations up on previous years. In total, the event is set to attract more than 700 key decision makers over the three days from Sunday 30 July 30 to Tuesday 1 August.

The conference features 50 sessions across the four streams of Boating Business, Marinas, Boating Safety and Light Commercial Marine. Local and international speakers from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia will cover a range of topics affecting boating businesses. A series of master classes will focus on topics such as marine dealership management, marketing and creating customer confidence, small business legal risks and how to manage them, how customers think and how to influence them.

A combination of shared sessions and break-outs means delegates will be able to 'mix and match' the sessions they attend and choose from a variety of speakers and topics relevant to their business. This year's conference also includes, for the first time, a commercial vessel stream covering topics such as what the rise of boat share, boat hire and club boating means for the regulatory system, and how to inspire the ferry or tourist boat passenger to get into boating for themselves.

Held alongside the conference, the Marine17 trade exhibition is promising to be the largest B2B exhibition seen in the industry. This includes the BLA Trade Show which includes major brands on display with the release of new products to the industry and special pricing for the year. Representatives from the leading brands will be on site to demonstrate their offerings along with the BLA sales team.

“More than most people, I know what a diverse range of people and businesses are involved in our industry. This is where you get to the largest representation in the one place,” said Howard Glenn, BIA national CEO. “It’s no exaggeration to say that the people who lead the Australian marine industry will be there – and those who want to lead the industry in the future need to be there.

“Marine 17 is already on track to have 300 delegates, but we can take many more. There’s ample opportunity to meet and talk, and you can be introduced to anyone you want to know who’s there.”

Register for the conference here.

Marine17 speakers include:


Franziska Iseli is a maverick entrepreneur, leading marketing and brand strategist, speaker, author and the co-founder of,, and


Brian Hemming, PSM, has extensive knowledge, experience and leadership within the regulatory services field which has positioned him as one of the pre-eminent experts both in Australia and internationally.


Katharina Kuehn is a consumer neuroscientist who specialises in understanding the non-conscious, emotional nature of human decision-making, and what it means for retailers and brands.


Neil Chapman is responsible for the initial business idea, development and the ongoing direction of the entire Boatshed Organisation, which represents over 80 international branches, 160 Brokers and 740,000 registered Boatshed customers.


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