IMBC hosts record number of exhibitors

TAMPA, Fla. — The International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) opened Wednesday in Tampa with a record-breaking 127 companies exhibiting to over 600 attendees, according to a release from the Association of Marina Industries, the show’s producer. The conference continues through Jan. 29 at the Tampa Convention Center.

“IMBC has seen significant growth in the past few years and this year is no different,” Jim Frye, president of the AMI, said in the release. “Decision makers for marinas and boatyards come to IMBC to learn about the latest products and services available to them. Industry vendors understand the professionals they want to talk to will be at our show.”

Formed in 2002 as the National Marina & Boatyard Conference, the IMBC caters to marina owners, managers and staff, as well as boat repairers and yards. Over the course of three days, conference attendees can attend a dozen seminars, roundtable discussions and panels. The show floor, which remains open for the duration of the conference, exhibits a range of new and established products.

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