Three new speakers confirmed for Marine17

The Committee for Marine17 International Conference and Trade Exhibition has confirmed 3 new speakers for the event running from 30 July – 1 Aug 2017.

Marine17 Chair & National CEO of the BIA, Howard Glenn said, "We are excited to announce that Nick Bice, Director of Boats and Maintenance, Volvo Ocean Race, Mark McCrindle, Principal of McCrindle Research and Aaron K. Weiche, Chief Marketing Officer of GetFiveStars, have confirmed their positions on the Marine17 agenda".

"It’s great to secure such high calibre presenters like these three on the program. Their proven business experience and expert skillset will offer insight into best practice business strategy and provide delegates with numerous takeaways they can introduce into their own businesses."

Nick Bice, Director of Boats and Maintenance, Volvo Ocean Race will be presenting on logistics for marinas on Day One of the conference. Nick has been involved in five editions of the Volvo Ocean Race, twice as a sailor, twice as Shore Crew and then most recently as Head of the Boatyard. Coming into his sixth edition, the challenges continue with ensuring the successful Volvo Ocean 65’s continues to evolve as the rest of the marine industry evolves.

Mark McCrindle will present to the combined conference on future consumer profiles and trends, and identify where boating fits in the mix. Mark’s highly valued research and reports, presented through infographics, data visualisations, videos, media input, resources, and blogs, have developed his reputation as an expert demographer, futurist and social commentator. He is a best-selling author, an influential thought leader, TEDx speaker and Principal of McCrindle Research. His advisory, communications and research company, McCrindle, counts among its clients more than 100 of Australia’s largest companies and leading international brands.

Aaron K. Weiche is the Chief Marketing Officer of GetFiveStars, a customer feedback and online review platform that helps brands and businesses listen, evaluate and market their customers’ experiences. Having built 3 successful digital marketing agencies over the last 18 years in partner and executive roles, Aaron is deeply experienced in web design, mobile, SEO, online reviews and social media. Aaron is a faculty partner with Local University, a Google sponsored national conference series and a Founding Board Member of MnSearch. He is also a regular speaker at the annual Marine Dealer Conference and Expo in Orlando.

With the Marine17 program due for release in early February, stay tuned for more speaker announcements and program developments in the coming weeks.

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