Tag Archives: boat shows

Norwalk Boat Show opens today

The NMMA is excited to return to its boat show lineup, kicking off with the Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show, opening today at Norwalk Cove Marina. New and notable this year, in an effort to attract a wider array of attendees and engage the thousands of new boaters who entered the market during the pandemic, there are a wide array of ...

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NMMA offers boat show tips for 2022

As the recreational boating industry looks to engage and retain the record number of new boaters who entered the market amid the pandemic, now is the time for manufacturers to work more closely with dealers and begin planning what their investment will look like in boat shows in the coming year and beyond. As boat shows return across the country ...

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IBEX announces health and safety protocols for 2021 event

IBEX 2020

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), North America’s largest trade event for recreational marine industry professionals, owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam, announced updated safety protocols for the 30th Anniversary Show scheduled for September 28-30, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. As the situation in Florida continues to develop, new protocols have been established for IBEX 2021 ...

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NMMA, Informa, Miami sign contract for MIBS 2022

NMMA, Informa Markets, and the City of Miami Beach took part in an official contract signing ceremony last Friday for the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. The Miami International Boat Show, set to take place Wednesday, February 16 through Sunday, February 20, 2022 over Presidents' Day weekend, is returning its on-land portion to the reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition ...

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NMMA talks future of boat shows

With peak boating season upon us and live events returning in full force, NMMA is planning for the return of our entire show lineup in September. The boat show experience is unparalleled, providing both a strong sales venue and a powerful marketing engine for the boating industry. With significant pent up demand for live events and heightened demand for boating, elevating the ...

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Newport Boat Show seeks submissions for 2021 new products program

Newport Exhibition Group is now accepting applications for its 2021 Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards Program. In its 15th year and in partnership with leading national marine publications, NFNP is a highlight of the industry and helps to promote what is new and exciting for boaters. The program is open to domestic and foreign products that launched after April 1, 2021 and will ...

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IBEX names new education director

Patty IBEX

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that Patty Lawrence has joined the team as education director.  With 11 years experience within the industry and an extensive background in education, Lawrence will be responsible for the creation of a world-class education program that includes a full day of pre-conference sessions, the unsurpassed seminar series, and exhibitor-hosted show-floor Tech Talk workshops. ...

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Newport International Boat Show announces 2021 charitable partners

Newport International Boat Show logo

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced that it has selected two non-profit organizations as its Charitable Partners – the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame. The organizations will receive complimentary exhibit space at the event and the opportunity to educate ...

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Discover Boating B2B offers boat show guide

Last month, Discover Boating launched the Ultimate Boat Show Insider Guide – a content collection with helpful tips and information for consumers – as one way to connect with boat show enthusiasts during a year when many boat shows are on pause. Industry stakeholders are encouraged to share the guide on social channels, websites and in emails to engage with consumers and ...

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NMMA names new Atlanta Boat Show manager

The NMMA has announced the promotion of Courtney Erhardt to show manager for the Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show. Courtney will also be responsible for exhibit space sales in her new role. Courtney brings a wealth of experience with NMMA to the show manager position. In her 15 years with the association, she has played a key role in coordinating ...

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