Formed in 2002 as
the National Marina & Boatyard Conference, the International Marina
& Boatyard Conference (IMBC) is currently the only
show catered specifically to marina and boatyard owners, operators
and managers, as well as dockmasters, harbormasters, boat builders
and repairers, and industry consultants. It is produced by the
Association of Marina Industries (AMI).
AMI is a nonprofit
membership organization providing management training, education, and
information about research, legislation, and environmental issues
affecting the marina industry.
Golf Tournament Added to IMBC Schedule
year, IMBC will include a golf tournament on Tuesday, January 31,
2012 at Disney’s
Osprey Ridge Golf Course from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (registration
from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm). This new event adds a recreational element
to IMBC and provides another networking opportunity for marina
industry professionals. Proceeds from the tournament will go towards
the Neil Ross Fund which aids marina professionals with the costs to
attend training courses. For more information on the tournament, visit
To sign up
to play, visit www.marinaassociation.org/imbc near the
end of September and add the tournament to your conference
Rates include lunch and awards reception after the
tournament as well as cart fees and pre-practice balls.
Foursome and hole
By sponsoring and playing in IMBC’s golf tournament you’ll
gain additional exposure for your company and have another chance to
network with buyers. Sponsor benefits and options include:
- Company logo on signage
at the tournament and in the convention area throughout the entire
- Company logo and
contact information on a flyer given to each player
- Recognition on IMBC
- Company logo on
sponsored item or hole
$250 – Hole Sponsorship
Sponsor one of the 18 holes on the course and your company logo will
appear on the cart’s electronic screen as each foursome approaches your
hole. Sign up to play as a foursome (with co-workers, friends, or
prospective clients) and receive $50 off this sponsorship.
$500 – Water Bottle
Ensure that your logo gets into the palm of every player’s
hand by providing a water bottle in the tournament gift bag.
$600 – Towel
With this sponsorship, your logo will be printed on a towel given to
each player in the tournament gift bag.
$800 – Golf Balls
Give each player a set of three golf balls, each with your company logo
printed on it.
$2,000 – Beverage Cart
Reach all players by having your company logo placed on the beverage
cart that is out on the course during play. Buying each player a drink
will give your company increased recognition.
To register for a sponsorship, contact Ray Clark at
Disney’s Osprey Ridge Golf Course features dramatic golf
fairways that cut through stands of live oak, pine, palmetto, cypress,
and bay trees. It boasts 7,101 yards from the longest tees for a par of
72-making it suitable for serious and recreational golfers who seek a
challenge. Recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Wildlife
Sanctuary, the surrounding vegetation and wetlands serve as a
breathtaking backdrop for a championship course that blends all the
majesty of nature with a superb design by Tom Fazio. Golf Digest
recognizes Disney’s Osprey Ridge as one of the best in Florida, rating
it 4½ stars.
Proper attire and regulations: Proper golf attire is
required on all Disney golf courses. For men, proper golf attire
consists of a polo-style shirt with collar, turtleneck or mock
turtleneck, and slacks or Bermuda-length shorts. For women, proper golf
attire consists of a polo-style shirt with collar, or other suitable
shirt or blouse with or without a collar, and slacks, skirt, or
Bermuda-length shorts. Golf shoes with metal spike alternatives are
required; however soft-soled shoes and tennis shoes are acceptable.