LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Several leaders in the marine industry have supported The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), since its inception in 1992 and they will be recognized at the upcoming event on September 15-17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
The fifteen companies who have supported all 25 IBEX events include 3A Composites Baltek Inc.; Airtech International Inc.; American BoatBuilders & Repairers Association (ABBRA); Ashland; Composites One; DIAB Americas LP; Interlux Yacht Finishes; Interplastic Corporation; Magnum Venus Products; Professional BoatBuilder magazine; Plexus-ITW Polymers Adhesives N.A.; PRO-SET Inc./WEST SYSTEM Inc.; Structural Composites Inc.; Taylor Made Group LLC; and Tricel Honeycomb Corporation.
“A lot has changed in the industry since 1992, but one thing remains consistent: IBEX is the marine industry event for boat builders and marine professionals to meet face-to-face, see new products, technology, and innovation, and form lasting relationships,” said Anne Dunbar, show director of IBEX. “With this year being IBEX’s 25th Show, we are thrilled to recognize and thank our Silver Exhibitors who have been supporting our event since our first show.”
“IBEX continues to be the premier marine industry trade show for companies in the design, construction, engineering and fabrication of vessels across all sectors of the industry,” said Charles Previte, vice president of sales and marketing at DIAB Americas LP. “DIAB benefits professionally and commercially by exhibiting at IBEX and consider the association with the trade show and conference a key component of our growth in the industry.”
The Silver Exhibitors will be honored at IBEX’s Industry Breakfast, Keynote Address, & Innovation Awards Presentation, sponsored by Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), taking place Tuesday, September 15th from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Baseball Hall of Fame Catcher Johnny Bench will be IBEX’s keynote speaker, the Innovation Awards will be presented to the winning exhibitors and Thom Dammrich, president of NMMA will deliver the State of the Industry Address. There will also be the presentation of the NMMA Hall of Fame Award, the BoatUS Life Jacket Design Competition Winner, the Boating Industry Movers & Shakers Award, the Mel Barr Award presented by the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) and the NMMA CSI Awards.
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