IBEX set for Tampa location through 2018

BROOKLIN, ME – The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) announced the return to Tampa, Fla. for the 2016 event and the commitment by show organizers to keep the event in Tampa through 2018. For the past several years, this industry event for the boatbuilding industry had been rotating locations between Louisville, KY and Tampa, FL.

Future dates for IBEX are: Oct. 4-6, 2016; Sept. 19-21, 2017; and Oct. 2-4, 2018; all of which scheduled at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla. Each event will be held Tuesday through Thursday with pre-event conference sessions scheduled for the preceding Monday.

"After the IBEX 2014 show in Tampa, the marine industry made it very clear that this is where IBEX needs to be, and I am really pleased that we were finally able to make it happen," said Anne Dunbar, show director of IBEX.  "For 2016, IBEX will expand to offer two exhibit halls and in water dock exhibits which will double in size.  We expect exhibit space to sell out very soon, we already have quite a few reservations for dock space, and we anticipate that area to fill up quickly, too."

The Tampa Convention Center offers 200,000 square feet of exhibit space in two exhibit halls.The IBEX team has added the second exhibit hall to the 2016 event and space is already filling up. The first floor exhibit hall will open at 9 am, an hour earlier than the third floor exhibit hall, and will be home to the IBEX Café and several special feature areas. To request space for the 2016 event, contact Tina Sanderson at tina@ibexshow.com or Kate Holden at kate@ibexshow.com.

For the most up-to-date information about IBEX, visit www.ibexshow.com.

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