Tag Archives: Boating Industry

IBEX Innovation Award winners announced

IBEX 2021 Innovation Awards

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the winners of the IBEX Innovation Awards for the 30th Anniversary Show. The IBEX Innovation Awards program is managed by the NMMA and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). The judges selected 11 Innovation Award winners and three honorable mentions among dozens of entries submitted by marine trade companies. Awards were presented during the ...

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IBEX – and the boating industry – is open for business

By David Gee When the Boating Industry team all boarded airplanes from various parts of the country to converge and convene at IBEX in Tampa, we weren't quite sure what to expect. Though the show is just getting started, the early signs are indeed promising. The industry breakfast featuring the innovation Awards presentations and a keynote by Florida Governor Ron ...

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Boating Industry names Centurion and Supreme President Paul Singer 2021 Mover & Shaker of the Year

Boating Industry is pleased and proud to announce the 11th annual Mover & Shaker of the Year Award goes to Paul Singer, President, Centurion and Supreme.  The award recognizes innovative leaders and pioneers in the recreational boating industry who are not only endeavoring to grow and improve their own companies, but indeed make the entire industry better. “I’m actually at a ...

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It will be so great at ELEVATE!

Boating Industry Elevate Summit November 2021

By David Gee When the staff at Boating Industry and parent company EPG Media sat down in 2019 to reimagine what a recreational boating industry conference could be, we really did start with a clean sheet of paper. What arose from those strategic planning sessions was ELEVATE SUMMIT; a place where top marine industry visionaries and emerging leaders convene over ...

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Full speed ahead for shows and special events

David Gee Boating Industry

By David Gee Recently I have turned from a golf fan, into a bit of a fanatic. For most of my adult life, golfing just interfered with slalom sets and wake surfing. I figured any time I could be on the golf course, I could also be on our boat, and I preferred the latter to the former. I certainly ...

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Pandemic +1: Where are we now?

By David Gee and Adam Quandt Global pandemic. Do you remember when you first heard those words? When dealerships closed their doors and production lines shut down did memories of ’07 and ’08 come flooding back like a bad dream? Did you wonder where this was all headed? Well, we may still be wondering that today, but at least the ...

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A few words about the economy – and ELEVATE

Elliot Eisenberg at ELEVATE

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. loves to speak about economics. And in fact, he will be the opening keynote speaker at our Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit Conference in Atlanta, November 8 - 10. For those of you who haven't seen him in the past at ELEVATE, know that he will both educate and entertain when he talks about the economy. Which isn't always ...

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Brunswick Corporation again named to Forbes “America’s Best Employers for Women” list

For the second consecutive year, Brunswick Corporation has been named by Forbes and Statista to the 2021 “America’s Best Employers for Women” list.  From the thousands of companies that were considered for this honor, only 300 made the final list.  Brunswick ranked No. 2 overall in the Engineering and Manufacturing category. Companies designated as America’s Best Employers for Women are chosen based ...

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Putting the “I” in ICAST

David Gee Boating Industry

By David Gee I came, I saw, I cast. Literally. Thousands of people recently descended upon the Orlando Convention Center for ICAST 2021, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. It’s the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel, and helps to drive recreational fishing sales. And sales are up, way up, and that’s no fish story. ...

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