The Docks Expo Kicks Off in Nashville

The Docks Expo kicked off today at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual event, brought to you by Marina Dock Age magazine, features three days of informative sessions designed to bring new insight, information and perspective about the marina and boatyard industry, as well as a fully packed exhibit hall with 105 exhibitors showing their products and services for the marine industry.

Today opened with a session on marina trends presented by Marina Dock Age Editor Anna Townshend. Each year the magazine puts out a survey to marinas in the U.S., asking for information on their occupancy, expenses, profitability, amenities and more. The survey results provide a snapshot of the marina and boatyard industry, and the multi-year data shows trends, which according to this session, are on an upswing in all categories.

In the next days of The Docks Expo attendees will hear from experts on topics including insurance, safety, construction, marketing, digital trends, public-private partnerships and much more. Sessions will have one presenter, a panel or will be in a roundtable format to facilitate group discussions. Networking events are also part of the event. An awards breakfast, lunches, happy hours and a kick off party at the famous Wild Horse Saloon are all part of the activities.