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IBEX names new director of education

By Boating Industry

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) is pleased announced Wednesday that Sarah Devlin has accepted the role of IBEX Director of Education.

IBEX will be held October 4-6, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa.

Devlin returns to IBEX after working as communications director for one of the largest ski resorts in New England. She began her career in the marine industry in the late 1990s as an associate editor with Professional BoatBuilder magazine.

"Sarah's expertise in creating and managing a quality technical marine education program combined with excellent marketing and social media skills make her a perfect fit for this position and we are thrilled to welcome Sarah back to the team as the director of education," said Anne Dunbar, show director of IBEX.  "In addition to managing the expected and excellent core technical education Sarah will also be responsible for making the changes necessary to take the IBEX Seminar Series to the next level.  We are confident she will develop an exceptional technical educational program working in conjunction with our partners Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the events' education partners - ABYC, ABBRA, NMMA and NMEA."

The 2016 IBEX Seminar Series will offer technical education from fundamental skills to cutting-edge advanced training and is designed for shop floor crew, seasoned technicians, and company officers. Proposals for seminars should be sent to sarah@ibexshow.com by February 11.

"As education director, I intend to work closely with my peers to ensure IBEX not only addresses the needs of professionals who currently attend these seminars but also appeal to those who may be unaware that IBEX has such a robust program," Devlin said.  "The IBEX seminar series has a long tradition of bringing the industry together to discuss and share new methods, compelling ideas, and interesting concepts. I deeply respect the integrity of this show and I want to be certain we continue that practice while revamping the entire experience. Look for positive changes in the coming year."

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