IBEX demo area triples in size

BROOKLIN, Maine — The Outdoor Demonstration Area at the 2005 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) will be three times the size of last year’s demo area, organizers reported in a recent statement.

This year’s has increased in size from 3,000 sq. ft. in 2004 to 9,600 sq. ft. in 2005, making it the most expansive series of demonstrations in the show’s 15-year history.
Included in the 2005 demonstrations will be a special exhibit by Composites One, during which their technical representatives will use the Light Resin Transfer Molding (Light RTM) process to build the hulls and decks for a 16-foot sailboat. The IBEX demonstration by Composites One will be the first time the company has built an entire boat using Light RTM in front of a live audience.

More than 20 other companies in the IBEX Outdoor Demonstration Area also will be demonstrating products ranging from resin-infusion technologies and structural adhesives to marine coatings and repair materials and methods.

“The expansion of the Outdoor Demonstration Area has allowed for a wider variety of boatbuilding applications to be demonstrated throughout the show,” said Carl Cramer, IBEX show co-director.

The Outdoor Demonstration area is free to visit for all registered attendees at IBEX, and is easily accessible outside of Exhibit Hall C.

Complete information about each of the exhibits in the IBEX Outdoor Demonstration Area is available online at www.ibexshow.com. Boatbuilding professionals will also find online complete exhibition and conference information, travel and hotel assistance, and a schedule of events, including details about the free Pre-Conference, October 18.

The 2005 event is scheduled to take place October 19–21, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida. IBEX is owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and National Marine Manufacturers Association.

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