The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) is a premier organization that brings together diving professionals, manufacturers, and enthusiasts from all over the world; was held at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans. DEMA offers a wide range of advantages to attendees, including informative breakout sessions, worldwide local diving expertise, top-notch networking abilities, and, of course, plenty of fun. Hey! It’s in the “Big Easy” after all, how can you not enjoy yourself here? In this blog post, we will delve into these advantages, highlighting why DEMA is a must-attend event for anyone passionate about diving.
Informative Breakout Sessions:
DEMA’s convention is renowned for its highly informative breakout sessions. These sessions cover a diverse range of topics, from “Authors corner“ showcasing new and seasoned published authors in the Marine sciences; to task specific business strategies break outs dealing with Social Media, SEO tips, even cyber security for POS systems. All from the latest advancements in diving technology to environmental conservation efforts, marine biology, and underwater photography, DEMA offers a comprehensive platform for knowledge-sharing and professional development. Attending these sessions allows business owners and divers to stay up-to-date with industry trends, gain valuable insights, and enhance their skills in different areas of diving.
Worldwide Local Diving Expertise:
One of the unique advantages of DEMA is the opportunity to tap into the collective knowledge and expertise of divers from around the world. The convention attracts thousands of diving professionals and enthusiasts from diverse geographical locations, each with their own local insights and experiences. Engaging with these individuals allows attendees to learn about new dive sites, explore different diving techniques, and gain a deeper understanding of marine ecosystems across the globe. This exchange of knowledge helps divers broaden their perspectives and discover new possibilities for their future diving adventures.
Top-Notch Networking Abilities:
DEMA provides an exceptional platform for networking within the diving industry. Attendees have the chance to connect with manufacturers, retailers, dive operators, and fellow divers, creating a vast network of industry professionals. Networking opportunities at DEMA can lead to collaborations, business partnerships, and employment prospects. By interacting with key players in the diving community, attendees can stay informed about new products, services, and industry developments. The connections made at DEMA can be invaluable for career growth and personal advancement within the diving industry.
While the educational and professional aspects of DEMA are undoubtedly significant, the convention also offers a whole lot of fun. Divers share a common passion for exploring the underwater world, and DEMA provides the perfect environment to celebrate this shared enthusiasm.
From exciting dive gear exhibitions to live demonstrations, competitions, and social events, DEMA offers a vibrant and enjoyable atmosphere for all attendees. The sense of camaraderie and the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals who share a love for diving creates a memorable and enjoyable experience.
DEMA is a hub for diving industry innovations:
Manufacturers and suppliers unveil their latest products and services at the convention, giving attendees a firsthand look at cutting-edge dive gear, technology, and accessories. This is a unique opportunity for divers to test new equipment, learn about advancements in dive technology, and make informed purchasing decisions. By engaging with industry experts and trying out new gear, attendees can stay updated with the latest trends and innovations that enhance the diving experience.
Lastly, if you’re looking to upgrade your dive gear, meet other likeminded folks or even thinking of planning another dive adventure globally, DEMA is the “must see” event to add to your bucket list.
Guest Post by Joe Gonzalez, MotherOceanFund.org