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Symtec brings its heating solutions to marine industry


Symtec, a Minnesota-based heating solutions provider, is bringing its technology to the marine industry in 2017. The company has designed heating solutions for vehicle parts in ATVs, motorcycles and other powersports equipment for nearly 30 years. “We’re excited to get started. It’s a really fun industry. We were at the IBEX show last year and met a lot of great ...

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IBEX announces new Marina and Yard Pavilion for 2017 show

IBEX announced its 2017 will feature a new Marina and Yard Pavilion to serve the hundreds of marina and yard professionals who attend the International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference and who want to see and learn about the advancements in equipment, products and services specifically for the marina, yard and repair segment of the industry. IBEX's Education Conference will also ...

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IBEX/METS partnership means growth, larger international presence


At the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast in October, show organizers announced that the owners and producers of METS would be the new co-owner of the annual IBEX show. RAI Amsterdam has purchased a 50 percent stake in IBEX from WoodenBoat Publications Inc., publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine and will now be an equal partner with the National Marine Manufacturers Association. ...

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IBEX 2016: Furniture, interiors lead innovations


More than 6,000 industry professionals attended IBEX 2016 to see the latest product innovations. With concerns over Hurricane Matthew, IBEX 2016 attendance was up from last year’s Louisville event, but slipped from 2014, the last time it was held in Tampa. About 4,700 attended in Louisville in 2015, while about 6,900 attended in Tampa in 2014. Organizers noted that concern ...

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IBEX 2016 draws more than 6,000 attendees

TAMPA - IBEX 2016 attendance was up from last year's Louisville event, but slipped from 2014, the last time it was held in Tampa. The organizers of the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) announced Thursday the 2016 event, which took place in Tampa on Oct. 4-6 attracted over 6,000 registered industry professionals during the first two days of the ...

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METS owner purchases 50 percent stake in IBEX

RAI Amsterdam, owners and producers of METSTRADE (The Marine Equipment Trade Show) has purchased a 50 percent stake in IBEX from WoodenBoat Publications Inc., publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine. The announcement was made Tuesday during the IBEX Industry Breakfast. Starting on October 7, 2016, RAI Amsterdam will partner with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to produce future IBEX events.  ...

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2016 IBEX Innovation Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Innovation Awards were announced at the annual Industry Breakfast Tuesday. The Innovation Awards honors achievement in product development in 13 areas of the marine industry. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from Boating Writers International (BWI), a professional organization consisting of writers, editors, publishers, photographers, broadcasters, public relations specialists and others in the ...

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Women Making Waves: Anne Dunbar

Anne Dunbar IBEX Show Director, IBEX LLC Education: B.A. Communications, University of Colorado, Boulder; Master’s Certificate in Creativity & Change Leadership, Buffalo State College, 2012 Years in the marine industry: 30 Companies you have worked for in the marine industry and titles you held within those companies: Soundings & Soundings Trade Only, Region Advertising Sales Manager; Boating Industry magazine, East Coast Advertising Sales ...

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Tides Marine to celebrate 25th anniversary at IBEX 2016

The Tides Marine team will be celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary in Tampa Convention Center booth 917 at next week’s International Boatbuilders Exposition and Conference. Founded in 1991, the company provides solutions for leaky shaft seals and mainsails that are difficult to raise and lower single-handedly. Tides Marine Self Aligning SureSeal shaft seals feature housings manufactured from fiber-composite material that ...

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Hubbell launches BURNDY in marine market

Hubbell announces the launch of BURNDY into the marine market. As part of this debut, it will showcase the company's line of products at IBEX, October 4-6, in Tampa, Florida. BURNDY specializes in electrical connectors, fittings and tools for a wide range of industries. BURNDY functions as a separate division within Hubbell, retaining its independence and well-known brand. Founded in ...

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