The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced the location and details of its 2019 industry and international pavilions. This year’s pavilions include the Marina & Yard on the first floor of the Tampa Convention Center; and on the third floor the Compliance, Standards, and Education; Composites; and the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Connected Boat Experience.
The Marina & Yard Pavilion, sponsored by exclusive media partner Marina World, offers products and solutions for the unique needs of boatyard and marina professionals and their crew. Visitors can find the Compliance, Standards, and Education pavilion, filled with associations and companies that provide information about the latest regulations and standard developments in the marine industry.
In addition, visitors can see what schools are currently teaching to the next generation of marine professionals. The Composites Pavilion is a destination for professionals who want to see the latest in materials, processes, and products. NMEA’s Connected Boat Experience contains certified marine electronics products connected via NMEA 2000®, allowing exhibitors to showcase their latest technology live.
As of press time, 70 international companies from 23 different countries including the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Slovenia, Belgium, China, Taiwan, and the Netherlands will exhibit throughout the show. In addition, IBEX will have expanded Country Pavilions from Australia, organized by AIMEX; France, organized by Business France; Italy, organized by UCINA; Slovenia, organized by SPIRIT Slovenia; and South Korea, organized by KINTEX.
“As we continue to grow the number of exhibiting companies, our pavilions are expanding every year,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “Organizing our exhibits by product and service type allows our visitors to better plan their time at the Show.”