The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) recently held the 2013 MFA National Convention Jan. 18-20, 2013, at The Westin Cape Coral Resort in Cape Coral, Fla. The premier showcase of the marine fabricator industry’s latest products, this year’s convention had more than 100 fabricators and more than 40 suppliers, making it the largest convention in the history of the association.
The Westin Cape Coral Resort was the perfect venue for a marine fabrication convention because the hotel has a large marina adjacent to the property. The convention held educational sessions, hands-on demonstrations and visits to local canvas shops to make for a great variety of learning experiences.
Two significant additions to this year’s convention, a hands-on technology workshop and an in-water boat demonstrations, gave the attendees a unique experience over previous conventions. In addition, industry experts presented on a variety of topics such as unique yacht interiors, use of tablets in your business, and foam cutting and shaping.
The 2014 MFA National Convention will be January 17-19 at the Charleston, S.C. Marriott.