The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) said it plans to hold its Marine Retail University in December in Michigan. The Michigan Boating Industries Association is partnering with MRAA for the event. The US dealers association recently announced it would hold a similar event in Texas.

The event will include four educational seminars, an exhibitor expo, and networking sessions. GE Commercial Distribution Finance will provide a session on ecoomic trends and dealer performance. Statistical Surveys will provide detailed insights into sales trends and market performance. Dominion Marine Media will present best practices and expert advice on how to develop a dealership in today’s economy.

“This is a great opportunity for us to provide a one-of-a-kind educational track for our attendees, and we’re particularly excited about the market-specific content that the MRU offers our members,” said John Ropp, MBIA president, in a statement.

The event will take place December 5-6, 2012, in East Lansing, Michigan.