48th Annual MRA Educational Conference and Trade Show
October 21 – 23, 2019
Hilton La Jolla Torrey
San Diego, CA
The Marine Recreation Association's 48th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show will be held this year at the spectacular Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California, home to PGA golf tournaments, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and just twelve miles from the classic restaurants and entertainment of the Gaslamp Quarter and beautiful San Diego Bay.
Special hotel rates are being offered from October 15th to the 28th, and attendees are invited to come early and stay late to enjoy the wonderful Southern California weather and amenities overlooking the white sand beaches and blue Pacific Ocean.
This year's Conference will again focus on enhancing guest services and customer satisfaction, improving operations and regulatory compliance, and optimizing fiscal results. Imagine the possibilities and potential for your marine operations and business as the marine industry continues to evolve in today's rapidly changing world of new challenges and potential.
The Conference will feature seminars and round-table discussions covering key marine industry management, operations, and marketing concerns, along with an extensive Trade Show exhibiting the latest technology and engineering with a broad range of products and services from leading industry vendors and contractors focused on innovation, growth and profitability.
Imagine, the perfect opportunity for marine industry professionals to meet, innovate, and share experiences and effective strategies dealing with the ever-evolving business environment.
This year's Conference will kick off on Monday, October 21st with three special events:
A Welcome Reception for all attendees and guests will be held Monday evening in the Conference Trade Show pavilion at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines conference center. Regular Conference seminars, Trade Show exhibits, and other events will continue Tuesday through Wednesday.
|Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 North Torrey Pines Road
The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Hotel resides on the Torrey Pines Golf Course with views of the fairways, greens, and vast Pacific Ocean from every room. With phenomenal accommodations, landscape, and scenic vistas, the hotel offers the quintessential Southern California experience just minutes from the village of La Jolla, and the beautiful beaches of La Jolla and Del Mar.
This peaceful seaside venue is also just 8 miles from Sea World San Diego, and 12 miles from the classic restaurants and entertainment of the downtown San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. And, don't forget about the world renowned San Diego Zoo and Safari Park nearby.
The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines offers one-of-a-kind service and excellent amenities, including high-speed internet and in-room Wi-Fi, on-site fitness and 24-hour business center, private balcony or patio at each room, and discounts at hotel and resort shops. With upscale and comfortable accommodations, a gorgeous ocean-side pool, on-site spa, and state-of-the-art conference and event center, the hotel provides everything for a relaxing and memorable stay.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel restaurant and bar or stay in and take advantage of the hotel room service or relax by the poolside lounge and bar. And of course you'll find a great variety of world-class restaurants and entertainment in nearby La Jolla and San Diego.
Rental cars, Super Shuttle, bus service, and taxis are available at the San Diego Airport. Bus and taxi service is available from the downtown Amtrak station.
|Special Rates for MRA Members
Special Hotel Rates for MRA Conference Attendees will expire September 30, 2019 so book your room now as space will most likely sell out . . .
Tee Time: 9:30 am, Monday, October 21, 2019
Torrey Pines North Golf Course
The $215 / person tournament fee includes green fee, cart, drink tickets, and a $15 food voucher. A best-ball, scramble format is typically followed. Awards will be given at the Monday night Welcome Reception.
The Torrey Pines North Course was renovated in 2016 by renowned golfer Tom Weiskopf, and is the host course for the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open. The North Course is shorter, and considered to be more scenic than the South Course, with many picture-perfect opportunities along the track. Bordered on its north end by the Torrey Pines State Reserve, it's a golf course to be remembered and an experience not to be missed.
7th Annual Marina and Boatyard Tour
Transportation for Tour will depart at 9:30 am, Monday, October 21, 2019
Tour transportation cost is $40 per person. Attendees will visit the following premier marina and boatyard operations, and gain valuable insight into their operations, facilities, and customer service practices.
Introduction to Basic Marina Operations|
Seminar sessions will run from 9:00 am to 2:20 pm on Monday, October 21, 2019
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Conference Center
The cost for this important series of introductory seminars is $94 per attendee and includes lunch. The morning session will cover Introduction to Basic Marina Operations: Policies & Practices, discussing such topics as boatyard and marina best management practices, leasing and administrative policies and practices, and providing top-flight customer service. The afternoon session will provide critical information related to Basic Marina Safety & Maintenance, including how to assess and manage risk in a marine environment, marina and boatyard maintenance and safety policies and practices, and emergency management planning and practices. This is a session that all new marine industry managers and key employees should plan to attend.
Registration fees for the 48th Annual MRA Educational Conference and Trade Show are listed below for both members and non-member attendees. Regular Conference events and activities will begin at 8:00 am Tuesday, October 22nd and conclude at 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019. All attendees are invited to attend the Welcome Reception at 5:15 pm Monday, October 21st. Sign up now to join us . . . Imagine!
Exhibitor Registration located in the Exhibitor Information Tab
First time attendee rate is $494 for MRA members and $604 for Non-Members.