Online registration for IBEX 2012 now open

(Press Release)
June 15, 2012
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Press Release

Free Registration Includes Access to Exhibit Hall and Workshops, Over 90 Seminars Available at Nominal Cost

 LOUISVILLE, KY – June 14, 2012 – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) today announced that online registration for IBEX 2012 is now open.

The premier marine technology and networking event in North America attracting thousands of decision-making professionals from all segments of the boating industry, IBEX 2012 is scheduled for Oct. 2-4 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

Registered attendees have free access to the exhibit hall and manufacturers’ workshops. For a nominal fee, attendees have the option to choose different conference seminar packages from the full conference package (nine sessions), six pack (six sessions) or individual sessions.

“We have more than 90 technical and business management sessions in 13 different tracks taught by some of the leading experts in their fields,” said Carl Cramer, co-director of IBEX. “IBEX 2012 is more diverse than ever. This year, our seminars have something for everyone in the boating industry, addressing all aspects of boat design and construction, management, sales and marketing.”

“More than 500 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest technologies and innovations at IBEX 2012,” said IBEX co-director Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). “As the boating industry continues to recover from recession, now is the perfect time to invest in knowledge through training, to network with the industry’s best and be on the cusp of change. This year is shaping up to be the biggest and best IBEX yet, where the business of boating gets done.”

IBEX organizers have also partnered with the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCVB), the official housing agency for IBEX 2012. With over 19 participating hotels in the downtown and airport area ensuring the lowest room rates and “extras” that are only available to attendees who make their reservations in the IBEX room block, LCVB is also offering monthly drawings. The Grand Prize, two tickets to the 2013 Kentucky Derby, will be awarded at IBEX in October.

To book hotel rooms for IBEX 2012, call 800–743–3100 or visit the online reservation center at

To register online, visit

To view conference event schedule, visit

About IBEX

Owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the NMMA, IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event. For boatbuilders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marine operators, IBEX is where the business of boating gets done. For the latest information, visit

About Professional BoatBuilder magazine

Professional BoatBuilder, a boatbuilding-industry trade magazine, was first published in 1989 in response to a growing need for a dedicated forum for boatbuilding-related professionals. The magazine’s worldwide readership exceeds 24,000 (subject to BPA international audit). Professional BoatBuilder is online at

About NMMA

The NMMA is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters in North America. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. Learn more at


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